Specsavers’ Enhanced Optical Services supports NHS backlog

Specsavers has increased Enhanced Optical Services (EOS) support, with NHS patient appointments more than doubling over the last four years.  

The multiple revealed that around one million eye examinations were seen by Specsavers clinicians between March 2022 and February 2023, compared to 453,000 in 2018-2019, and were largely for minor eye conditions.  

Frank Moore, head of enhanced optical services at Specsavers, said: ‘Not only are we are helping our patients access vital eye health appointments, but we are also helping to support our NHS and healthcare colleagues.’ 

Moore added that Specsavers has sought opportunities to deliver existing and new EOS UK services, and felt that, with current NHS and economic challenges, optometrists are best placed to support ophthalmology with a range of “shared-care” services. 

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