Date lodged: 6 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what research it has produced or commissioned on the impact of introducing free eye examinations.
Answered by: Shona Robison 19 June 2018
Ten years on from the introduction of free NHS funded eye examinations in Scotland in 2006, the Scottish Government commissioned a review of community eyecare services provision in Scotland. The Community Eyecare Services Review report was published in April 2017 and can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00516810.pdf . The Scottish Government is working with stakeholders to deliver the recommendations set out in the report.