BSO Optometry Portal

All User Agreement documentation is required to be completed and returned before contractors can access the HSCNI Network / Optometry Portal.

Please ensure you use the correct URL to access.  The hosted applications on the BSO Optometry Portal have unqiue functionality requirements:

Important Information

The Optometry Portal must be accessed via the Internet Explorer browser only

The functionality of several hosted applications (OCS, CCG eReferral, Interpreting Service etc.) is affected within modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

If your windows based device (PC / Laptop / Tablet) has been configured with Microsoft Edge as the default browser, when you select the above link it will open in a browser that is currently unsupported.

How do i know what browser I am using?

Internet Explorer Icon

Microsoft Edge Icon


Click HERE to access a step-by-step guide on how to turn off a feature within Microsoft Edge that, if enabled, automatically forces any old Internet Explorer links to open directly within the Edge browser.

Click HERE to access a step-by-step guide on the process to follow to create an Internet Explorer specific desktop shortcut for the Optometry Portal.

Please refer to the Troubleshooting section on the menu bar on the right side of the page for more information on operating system, web browser, antivirus requirements etc.