General Ophthalmic Services Statistics

Information detailed below is derived from the General Ophthalmic payment system. It includes all health service ophthalmic activity carried out in Northern Ireland by primary care ophthalmic practitioners and submitted to BSO for payment. This information does not include any ophthalmic activity delivered by Trust based ophthalmic services or any activity carried out privately. 

Current Annual Publication 

Date published: 17th June 2021

Date of next release: June 2022

Presents information on ophthalmic activity carried out by general ophthalmic practitioners in Northern Ireland.  It details information on the number of primary care ophthalmic practitioners in Northern Ireland along with the number of sight tests, vouchers, repairs/replacements carried out and submitted to BSO for payment during the financial year.

 FPS General Ophthalmic Services Statistics for 2020/21
 Annual Ophthalmic Statistics Tables

  FPS General Ophthalmic Statistics For Northern Ireland - 2020/21 Sight Tests, Vouchers

                  and Repairs Activity

 FPS General Ophthalmic Services Statistics Infographic 2020/21
FPS General Ophthalmic Services Statistics Pre-Release Access List


Quarterly Ophthalmic Statistics

Date published: 14th October 2021.

Date of next release: 27th January 2022.

If you have issues accessing the information it can also be found on the site.

This quarterly series is a subset of the annual information with data provided for selected key tables. The quarterly updates within a year should be treated as provisional and may be revised when figures are finalised to produce the end of year annual report.

 FPS General Ophthalmic Services Statistics: To QE September 2021


Quality Documentation

Listed below are various documents to support the publication of FPS Ophthalmic Statistics.

FPS Ophthalmic Background Quality Report

FPS Ophthalmic Quality Assurance of Administrative Data Report


Previous publications


Previous publications for 2017/18 - 2019/20 can be found here.