NHS Information

Are you entitled to a free NHS eye examination?

Everyone should have an eye examination every two years as it is a vital health check. If you are eligible for free NHS eye examinations and it is less than two years since your last test, then you should check with your optician when you make an appointment to find out if you can have another free NHS eye examination.

Ask your optician about whether you are eligible when you have an eye test.

Many people are entitled to free eye examinations

  • Under 16 years of age.
  • Under 19 years of age and in full time education.
  • Over 60 years of age.
  • Anyone on low income support, income based job seekers allowance, working families tax credit or disabled persons tax credit.
  • People who require certain complex lenses.
  • Anyone with glaucoma or diabetes.
  • If you are over 40 years of age with a brother/sister or you are the child of someone with glaucoma or who has had glaucoma.

If it is less than two years since your last test and you have any concerns about your vision or eye health, then talk to your optician to find out if you may be eligible for a free NHS eye examination.

Ask your optician about NHS glasses support when you have an eye examination or to find out more, contact the NHS at www.nhs.uk, or your local health authority.

Contact the NHS on 0845 850 1166

For more information please ask at a Nusyte practice

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