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Eye Care Service in Scotland: Did the Scots Get it Right?

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  • Zangelidis, Alexandros

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In March 2004, the Scottish government announced a review of eye care services in Scotland, which culminated in the introduction of free eye examinations from 1st April 2006. This free eye examination is not just a sight test; it is a thorough examination to check the health of the patient’s eyes and to look for signs of other health problems. The Scottish government commissioned private ophthalmic optician practices to perform these eye examinations. Consequently, since April 2006 individuals in Scotland could walk into any high street optometry practice and get a ‘free’ eye examination funded under the NHS.

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Paper provided by Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) in its series SIRE Focus Papers with number 2011-02.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:edn:sirfps:302

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