General Ophthalmic Services in England and Wales provided a report of ophthalmic activity through the National Health Service, and found that the number of eye exams carried out in those two regions grew by 4.7 percent to 11.8 million for the 12 months ended March 31. The study found that 5.2 million of these exams were for patients 60 and older. Children up to age 15 had 2.5 million exams, those 16 to 18 had 530,000, and adults who get some form of income support had 1 million tests. Those with diabetes and glaucoma had 708,631 exams, and patients who need complex lenses had 62,732. Ninety-six percent of all the tests were conducted at ophthalmic practitioners' offices. The number of optical vouchers that were processed also grew, by 6.8 percent to 4.4 million. The number of sight tests in Wales alone rose by 2.2 percent, and optical vouchers increased by 4.9 percent.