NHS

You are entitled to a free eye examination if you fall into any of the following categories:


  • You are under 16
  • You are aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education
  • You are aged 60 or over
  •  You are a diagnosed glaucoma patient
  • You have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • You are aged 40 or over and are a parent,brother, sister,son or daughter of a diagnosed glaucoma patient
  • You have been diagnosed as diabetic
  • You are registered as severely sight-impared/blind or sight-impared/partially sighted
  • You need complex lenses
  • You are someone whose sight test is carried out through the hospital eye department as part of the management of your eye condition
  • You are getting, or your partner gets:

- Income Support

- Income based Jobseeker's Allowance

- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate 

 

You can get vouchers towards the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you:


  •  are under 16

  • are aged 16,17 or 18 in full-time education 
  • need complex lenses 

  • are getting, or you partner gets:
- Income Support

- Income based Jobseeker's Allowance

- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  •  You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate 


 

 Information based on NHS HC11 Booklet Effective from 1st April 2008