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:  18TH JUNE 2020

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 2019/20
 Annual Ophthalmic Statistics Tables
 FPS General Ophthalmic Services Statistics Infographic 2019/20
FPS General Ophthalmic Services Statistics Pre-Release Access List


Quarterly Ophthalmic Statistics

Date published:  21 January 2021

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 December 2020


Previous publications

Please see the Ophthalmic sections of the FPS Compendium reports on our Archived Data page.

Family Practitioner Services Statistics for Northern Ireland 2017/18 to 2018/19