Optometry Wales and the Welsh Government have agreed a payment increase to optometrists providing the Wales Eye Care Services for 2021-22.

Optometrists will receive a 1.5% uplift for delivering the Eye Health Examination Wales, while the Low Vision Service Wales fee will remain unchanged at £80.00 for 2021-22.

Health Boards were directed under the Eye Health Examination Service Joint Committee (Wales) Directions 2016 to offer the Eye Health Examination Wales Service to all optometry practices.

Optometrists would now be paid £63.68 per Band 1, £42.46 per Band 2 and £21.22 per Band 3 to deliver this service.