A study has found that children in Scotland who live in areas of greater deprivation and in more rural areas were not disadvantaged in accessing NHS spectacles.

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University explored factors associated with accessing NHS spectacles, including level of deprivation, refractive error, urbanity and age.

Results published in Eye found suggested that health policy in Scotland was accessible to those from all deprivation levels and refractive errors.

Data from GOS 3 claims showed that greater deprivation was associated with more claims and was most evident in emmetropic/low hyperopic children and in moderate/high hyperopic children.

Read the study on Eye: https://rdcu.be/cjI0Q