Eye Tests at Optima

Eye Test

NHS Entitlement

Regular eye tests are essential and should form part of your healthcare routine, like visiting the doctor or dentist.

In the UK the NHS provides free eye tests for qualifying patients and in some cases they also contribute towards the cost of glasses.

Am I entitled to a free eye test from the NHS?

If you fall into any of the following groups, the NHS will pay for the cost of your eye test:

  • Up to 16 years of age.
  • Up to 19 years of age and in full-time education.
  • Over 60 years of age.
  • People (or partners of people) who receive certain benefits.
  • Holders (or partners of holders) of an exemption certificate (HC2).
  • People who need certain complex lenses.
  • People diagnosed diabetic or with glaucoma.
  • People aged 40 or over with a brother, sister or child diagnosed with glaucoma.

Will the NHS contribute towards the cost of my glasses?

The NHS help certain people with the cost of their glasses.

To find out if you qualify or for more information contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or ask us at the practice.

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