General Ophthalmic Services, Selected Statistics for England - April 2013 to September 2013
The objective of the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) is to provide, through community opticians' practices, preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. These tables show selected statistics of NHS Ophthalmic activity during the first half of 2013-14, at national and Area Team level. For detail on data coverage and collection see our beginner's guide to NHS Eye Care Data.
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Responsible Statistician: Oliver Smith - Service Manager
Data available for England during the first half of 2013/14 show:
There were 6.4 million NHS sight tests.
2.4 million optical vouchers were processed.
There were 239,000 voucher items for repairs or replacement.
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