follow the College of Optometrist guidance – keep updated with their website and all pages remain ‘unlocked’ and can be accessed by non-members.


The College of Optometrists Primary eye care COVID-19 pandemic guidance

COVID-19 pandemic modified sight test


ABDO also have helpful guidance which is unlocked 


NHS England guidance has changed as of 17th of June :

Routine GOS examinations can recommence ideally following the College of Optometrists ‘alter levels’ please find the new Standard Operating Procedure HERE.

GOS sight tests do not cover patients who present with urgent/emergency complaints or minor eye conditions. These people should either be;

a) directed to secondary care or GP as appropriate, due to the absence of CUES (or MECS) in our area at present,

b) offered private investigatory appointments to aid the management of the condition.

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