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NHS Entitlement  
Visioncare at Home want all of our patients to enjoy maximum benefit from all of the eye care services we provide. Entitlement to NHS provision can make a significant difference so it is well worth taking a little time to study these few short points.

English NHS Entitlement

In England you are entitled to a free NHS Eye Examination if you are:
 

  • Under 16 years old, or under 19 years old and still in full time education  
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted 
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Aged 40 or over and you are the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher


Furthermore, you are entitled to a free NHS sight test if:

 

  • You receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)
  • You receive Pension Credit Guarantee
  • You receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are names on a valid NHS certificate for full help with helath costs (HC2)



If you are eligible for an NHS-funded sight test you may be entitled to receive a domiciliary test if you meet the following criteria:
 

  • You are unable to leave home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability 
  • If you normally live in a residential or care home and you are unable to leave unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability
 
You may be eligible to have your sight test at a day centre you attend if you would have difficulty in obtaining a sight test from an optician’s practice due to a physical or mental illness or disability or because of difficulties in communicating your health needs unaided.
You may also be eligible for free glasses, if you:
  • Are under 16 years old, or under 19 and in full time education
  • Are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher 
  • Receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • 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 would like to book an eye test or have a question about your NHS entitlement, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.
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