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Am I entitled to a free NHS eye test?

You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test at Davies and Lowry if:

  • 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

 

You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test at Davies and Lowry if you:

  • receive Income Support,  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based), Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • are 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

 

Am I entitled to an NHS optical voucher?

An NHS optical voucher provides help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

Who is eligible?

You may get help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses if you are:

  • aged under 16
  • aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement
  • a prisoner on leave from prison

 

You may also get an NHS optical voucher if you:

  • receive Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-base), Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • are named on a valid NHS Certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
  • If you are named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3), you may also get help towards the cost of your glasses.