free NHS eye test

Who can get a free NHS eye test?

Who is entitled to a free eye test?

To qualify for a free sight test (which includes an eye examination and eye health check) you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 and over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an/our optician
  • Aged 40 or over with an immediate family member who has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit (income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance or pension credit guarantee credit)
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher, as advised by an/our optician

Will I receive help towards the cost of a pair of glasses?

You may be entitled to NHS help if you are:

  • Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – our optician can advise on eligibility
  • Receiving income support
  • Receiving income-based jobseeker’s allowance (not contribution-based)
  • Receiving pension credit guarantee credit
  • Receiving income-based employment and support allowance (not contribution-based)
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS certificate for HC2 (full help) or H3 (partial help) certificate

Visit the NHS website to find out if you’re entitled to a free NHS sight test or an optical voucher to reduce the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

If you’re not eligible for NHS-funded sight tests or optical vouchers, you’ll have to cover the costs yourself.


Where can I get a free NHS eye test?

To qualify for a mobile optician to come to your home to carry out eye examinations you need to be unable to visit a high street opticians unaccompanied due to a physical or mental disability, age or poor health. Give us at Opticall a call on 020 8998 4228 and we can organise a free comprehensive NHS home-visit optician’s service in the comfort of your home. Our eyecare services include the eye test and eye health check, help with selecting your prescription glasses (if needed) and then personally hand delivering and fitting the glasses once they are made to your requirements.

Opticall offer our services to the communities of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Milton Keynes and North West London. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from using our services then please do get in touch. We are here to help you with our mission: To deliver the gift of optimum vision so you can see, live and enjoy life.

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