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NHS Eye Test & Entitlement

You will be entitled to a free NHS sight test if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • Are aged 60 or over.

  • Are aged 40 or over and with a parent, sister, brother with Glaucoma.

  • Are registered severely sight-impaired/blind or sight-impaired/partially sighted.

  • Suffering from Diabetes.

  • Suffering from Glaucoma.

  • Considered to be at risk from Glaucoma as advised by an ophthalmologist.
     

You can get a free NHS sight test and an optical voucher for glasses:

  • If you are aged under 16.

  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education.

  • Receiving income support or your partner (including civil partner)

  • Receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving Income-based, Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution-based) 

  • If your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving Pension Credit/Guarantee Credit

  • If your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving Income-based Employment and Support Allowance. 

  • If your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Universal Credit and meet the criteria.

  • Require complex lenses

  • A prisoner on leave from prison

If you're entitled to or named on:

  • A valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you don't 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.

  • Named on a valid HC2 certificate. People named on a valid HC3 certificate may also get some help.

 

NHS Eye Test Voucher Values

The value of an NHS optical voucher can range from £39.10 to £215.50, depending on the strength and type of the lenses you may require and If clinically you require tints or prisms in your glasses, the value of the voucher will be increased to reflect this.


Proof of eligibility: You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to a member of staff.

If you receive an NHS optical voucher, you are free to take it to any supplier of your choice, providing they accept NHS optical vouchers. If your glasses or contact lenses cost more than your voucher value, you will have to pay the difference.