NHS Eye Test

Are you Entitled to a Free NHS Eye test?

If you fall into any of the categories below, this will enable you to have a FREE NHS eye examination. Please call us to book your free eye examination today!

  • You’re aged under 16
  • You’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • You’re aged 60 or over
  • You’re registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
  • 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 Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Are awarded Universal Credi
  • Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
  • People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

Are you entitled to any help towards the cost of your glasses?

  • You’re under 16
  • You’re 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
  • You’re a prisoner on leave from prison
  • You’re eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – an optician can advise you about your entitlement
  • You’re also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving
  • You’re in receipt of Income Support
  • You’re in receipt of Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • You’re in receipt of Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • You’re in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • You’re in receipt of Universal Credit and meet the criteria
  • If you’re entitled to or named on:
    a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate (if you do not have a certificate, you can show your award notice), you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both), and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less
  • a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
  • People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

Your eyesight is priceless and deserves the best possible care, we are committed to offering you the highest standards of professional service.

For any additional information, either pop into our practices, give us a call, send us a message or request an appointment through the website.