Fees and charges

Eye Exam

We charge £27 for advanced digital optical coherence tomography to check for macular degeneration and glaucoma. This is recommended for all patients and is not subsidised by the NHS.

The NHS subsidises standard eye examinations on an annual basis for children under 16 and adults over 60.

The NHS subsidises standard eye exams on a two-yearly basis for those aged 16-59.

Eye exams not subsidised by the NHS cost £69 including OCT

Contact Lenses

The NHS does subsidy does not include contact lens examinations which are required on an annual basis.

An initial contact lens appointment will range between £65 and £100 depending on the complexity of the lenses required.  Examination appointments thereafter are charged at £69.

The cost of lenses varies considerably according to the complexity of prescriptions and of course the frequency of use.  We stock more lens types from a wider range of suppliers than any other optometrist in Scotland.  This ensures we supply our patients with the latest products, often ahead of our competitors.

We do not charge post or packaging for the issuing of lenses supplied to the practice.  We also do not charge contact lens handling, offering unlimited access to handlers who can assist patients including parents/guardians of young people or carers of elderly patients.

Direct Debit Scheme

Patients who join our monthly direct debit scheme are not charged any of the fees above.

DD members also receive a 7% discount off all solutions. Payments can be arranged over a three, six or 12 month period as suits patients with further family discounts available for multiple purchases.

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