Am I Entitled to FREE Eye Care?

NHS Sight Tests

Regular eye examinations are important, which is why we recommend you have an eye examination at least every two years if you are aged between 9 and 70 * . Under 9's and over 70's should have a sight test every year.  (* unless advised otherwise by your optometrist or doctor)

 

More than 30 million people in the UK are entitled to a free eye examination paid for by the NHS. You are automatically entitled to a FREE sight test on the NHS if you....

(* The new NHS eye examination in Scotland is an eye health assessment, appropriate to patients needs and any symptoms they present.)

In addition, you are also entitled to a free NHS sight tests if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

Help with paying for your glasses

As well as a free eye examination, you may also be entitled to some help with the purchase of glasses or contact lenses, if you are:

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