ABDO - Membership

Voucher values: England

Update for Wales: 19 April 2022. The Welsh Government has confirmed that due to ongoing negotiations on contract reform there will be no announcement from Wales on voucher values until they have concluded their own devolved nation financial negotiations.  Any fee increases in Wales will be backdated to April 1.

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England: 1 April 2022

SINGLE VISION CYL
SPHERE 0.25–2.00 2.25–6.00 Over 6
Plano – 6.00 A £39.90
6.25 – 9.75 B £60.50
10.00 – 14.00 C £88.60 D £199.90

 

BIFOCALS      CYL
SPHERE 0.25–2.00    2.25–6.00   Over 6
Plano – 6.00 E £68.80
6.25 – 9.75 F £87.30
10.00 – 14.00 G £113.40
Over 14.00 H £219.80

 

HES Voucher: £204.80     Small glasses / Special facial characteristics supplement: £65.50

HES Patient Charge: £58.15 (per contact lens)Single Repair & Replacement (£)  

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Vision Bifocal One lens: 12.40 22.70 36.75 92.40 26.85 36.10 49.15 102.35 94.85
Complex Lenses £14.90 £38.15 Two lenses: 24.80 45.40 73.50 184.80 53.70 72.20 98.30 204.70 189.70
Prisms (per lens) £12.85 £15.70 Front of frame: 12.70 Side of frame: 7.50 Whole frame: 15.10
Tint/Photo (per lens) £4.50 £5.00 Small Glasses: Front 58.15 Side of frame: 31.40 Whole frame: 65.50

GOS Sight Test (Primary Eye Examination) Minimum Intervals

Age Clinical Condition Interval
Under 16 All patients 1 year
16 – 59 All patients 2 years
60 – 69 All patients 2 years
70 & over All patients 1 year
Any age Diabetic 1 year
Any age Glaucoma 2 years
40 & over Glaucoma family history (not in monitoring scheme) 1 year
Any age 40 & over Ocular hypertension

(not in monitoring scheme)

1 year
Under 7 BV anomaly/corrected refractive error 6 months
7 – under

16

BV anomaly or rapidly progressing myopia 6 months

England and Wales Early Re-test Reason Codes

1 Patient is at risk of frequent changes of prescription for reasons not requiring medical referral or for reasons already known to a medical practitioner
2 Patient has pathology likely to worsen, for example age-related macular degeneration, cataract, corneal dystrophy or congenital anomalies.
3 Patient has presented with symptoms or concerns requiring ophthalmic investigation: 3.1 resulting in referral to a medical practitioner; or 3.2 resulting in issue of a changed prescription; or 3.3 resulting in either no change or no

referral (the patient’s record should indicate any symptoms shown to support this category of claim if necessary).

4 4.1 Patient needing complex lenses; or 4.2 with corrected vision of less than 6/60 in one eye.
5 Patient has: 5.1 presented for a sight test at the request of a medical practitioner; or 5.2 is being managed by an optometrist under the GOC referral rules, for example suspect visual fields on one occasion which is not confirmed on repeat, or abnormal IOP with no other significant signs of glaucoma; or 5.3 identified in protocols as needing to be seen more frequently because of risk factors.
6 Other unusual circumstances requiring clinical investigation.