You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:
- you’re under 16
- you’re under 19 and in full-time education
- you’re 60 or over
- you’re registered as blind or partially sighted
- you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
- you’re 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
- you’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
- you’re a prisoner on leave from prison
- you’re eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement
- receive Income Support
- receive Universal Credit
- receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
- receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
- are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)If you’re named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3), you may get some help towards the cost of your sight test.
If you qualify for a free NHS sight test, you may be entitled to mobile services:
- at home: if you’re unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
- at a residential or care home: if you normally live there and you’re unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
Please bring with you evidence of your entitlement to an NHS eye examination, as it is an NHS requirement that we ask to see this.
PLEASE NOTE: NHS regulations state how often you can have an eye examination or voucher. Please contact us for further information, and always contact us if you have a problem with your vision.
For more information and to discuss your requirements further call into our practice or phone us on Tel: 01782 313693 and we will be pleased to assist you.