A £10 million package for Scotland’s optical practices and health boards has been announced by Public Health Minister Shona Robison at the Scottish Optometric Conference in Glasgow.
Within Central Scotland region, this will include £159,600 for NHS Lanarkshire to provide a low vision and functional vision service for children and to integrate community eyecare services for adults. NHS Forth Valley will receive £114,150 to develop adult and children's low vision clinics.
Quality eyecare, and especially the kind of preventative measures this announcement will fund, are hugely important to the wellbeing of communities across Central Scotland.
Young people and their families in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Falkirk and across the NHS Lanarkshire and Forth Valley areas are quite literally seeing the benefits of the new SNP Government on daily basis, and this announcement confirms more good news for us all.