The previous version of this publication contained incorrect data for the following Area Teams:
Q44 - Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral AT
Q53 - Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire AT
Q54 - Birmingham and the Black Country AT
Q60 - Shropshire and Staffordshire AT
All other Area Teams data were correct. As a result, certain England totals (by eligibility/voucher type) were also incorrect. We have now updated all information. All changes are highlighted in the data tables annex.
This yearly report presents the key findings from the General Ophthalmic (GOS) data collection. The objective of GOS, through community opticians' practices, is to provide 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.
This report presents summary information about GOS activity in England for the financial year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 and a time series from 2004-05 (Annex A presents a time series back to 2003-04).