We provide standard NHS eye tests for those who are eligible. OCT scans and further discussion of your overall eye health are not included, but can be added for an additional charge. 

 

You are eligible for an NHS sight test if you:

  • are under 16

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

  • are 60 or over

  • are registered as partially sighted or blind

  • have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

  • are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma

  • have been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you’re at risk of glaucoma

  • are a prisoner on leave from prison

  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement

  • get Income Support

  • get Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • get Income-based Employment and Support Allowance

  • get Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • get tax credits and meet the criteria

  • get Universal Credit and meet the criteria

  • have a low income and are named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate for full help with health costs

The NHS also provides Optical Vouchers towards the cost of your glasses or contacts.

Your are eligible for an NHS Optical Voucher if you:

  • are under 16

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

  • are a prisoner on leave from prison

  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement

  • get Income Support

  • get Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • get Income-based Employment and Support Allowance

  • get Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • get tax credits and meet the criteria

  • get Universal Credit and meet the criteria

  • have a low income and are named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate for full help with health costs

Please note that the NHS-covered Minor Eye Conditions Service has been decommissioned by the local CCG. As such, all emergency appointments will be private.

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