Help for patients
If you want an apology, explanation or have questions about your eyecare treatment, you should first contact the optician who provided that care.
The following organisations may be able to give you useful advice and support about your complaint.
Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS)
For help with consumer issues, such as getting a refund for faulty glasses, contact the OCCS
- Visit the Optical Consumer Complaints Service website
- Tel: 0344 800 5071
- Email: email@example.com.
Advertising Standards Authority
You can complain about false or misleading advertising to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
- Visit the Advertising Standards Authority website
- Tel: 020 7492 2222
If you are not sure who to complain to, or if you need legal advice.
- Visit the Citizens Advice website
- Tel: 020 7833 2181 or at
Information Commissioner’s Office
If you need advice on accessing your personal medical records contact the
- Visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website
- Tel: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
NHS Complaints Advocacy
The NHS Complaints Advocacy service can help provide information and support if you wish to raise a complaint about NHS services
- Visit the NHS Complaints Advocacy website
- Tel: 0300 330 5454
Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
If you have been harmed as a result of medical treatment or feel you have not been treated correctly, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) can provide support and advice and possibly help you to get compensation.
- Visit the Action Against Medical Accidents website
- Tel: 0845 123 23 52
If you’ve been a victim of any crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, Victim Support can provide free support.
- Visit the Victim Support website
- Tel: 0845 30 30 900
Board of Community Health Councils in Wales
If you receive NHS services in Wales, the Board of Community Health Councils can give you free, private help if you have a problem or complaint.
- Visit the Board of Community Health Councils in Wales website
- Tel: 0845 644 7814
If you receive NHS services in Scotland, your local health board can give you free, private help if you have a problem or complaint.
Patient and Client Council
If you receive health and social care services in Northern Ireland, the Patient and Client Council can help if you want to make a complaint.
- Visit the Paitent Council website
- Tel: 0800 917 0222