2000px-nhs-logo-svgDid you know that the NHS pays for hundreds of thousands of eye examinations every single year which you could be eligible for?

To qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test you must meet the following criteria:

  • 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 Credit
  • 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

*These categories may also be entitled to free basic lenses under the NHS

If you would like to book or enquire about NHS eye tests then please call us on 020 8207 1074 or use our online form to book an appointment.