Useful links to associated websites

These links may be useful to optometrists, ophthalmic medical practitioners dispensing opticians, optical contractors and members of the general public visiting our site.

See the links below

Optometry Information Service.

Please join the OPTOMETRY INFORMATION SERVICE (OIS) for all the latest news and info on Optometry from the Area Team.

The OPTOMETRY INFORMATION SERVICE is hosted by NHS NETWORKS and you will need to join NHS NETWORKS to access the OIS. Follow the link below to join.

One to definitely visit:

One site definitely to be recommended for eye professionals and patients alike is the Good Hope Eye Clinic website developed by ophthalmologist Mr David Kinshuck.  There you will find a wealth of information about many eye conditions and useful leaflets that can be downloaded and printed to give to patients with, for example, flashes and floaters, dry eyes, watery eyes etc.

Ophthalmology referral fax numbers and other information:

Optometrists wishing to make direct referrals to ophthalmology will find the relevant fax numbers and other contact details for NHS ophthalmology providers in Birmingham and the surrounding area within the section headed “Referral Guidance” under “Ophthalmology Provider Contacts”.

NHS England Optometry Contracts Team:

Association of Optometrists:

College of Optometrists::

General Optical Council:


Dudley LOC:

Sandwell LOC:

Solihull LOC:

Walsall LOC:

Wolverhampton LOC:


Quality in Optometry:

Optometry Today:




Royal College of Ophthalmologists:

Information Commissioner:


NHS Networks:

Good Hope Eye Clinic:

Optometry Information Service: