Overview of primary eyecare services covering Birmingham residents

Services are grouped broadly as follows

NHS sight testing which has restricted eligibility according to the national memorandum of understanding and subject to GOS regulations

For information regarding GOS and to join NHS networks West Midlands Optometry please email

Private Eyecare including sight testing [other]. Contact Lens fitting and care; Sports vision assessment; Visual function/stress testing and others

NHS commissioned extended primary eyecare services

Both Birmingham & Solihull CCG and Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG commission the following services

Cataract pre-operative assessment

IOP repeat measures

Community [COVID] urgent eyecare service / Minor eye conditions service [currently suspended]

Birmingham LOC supports the commissioning model of any willing and qualified optometry practice provider and have empowered Primary Eyecare Services Ltd to deliver and manage this on behalf of all Birmingham optometry practices.

Primary Eyecare services is a company set up through LOCSU as a provider organisation to deliver extended primary eyecare services

for general enquiries email

for practices wishing to provide extended primary eyecare services please email


Services available in Birmingham are restricted to those commissioned by local CCGs and may not be the same as other areas in England or locally.