Do I qualify for a free NHS eye test?
England, Wales and Northern Ireland
You may qualify for a free NHS eye test at home if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability and are any of the following:
- Aged 60 or over
- Registered blind or partially sighted
- Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
- Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
- 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
- Receiving benefits (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
- Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
- Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (our optician will advise on the entitlement)
All residents of Scotland are entitled to a free NHS eye test, and those who cannot leave their home unaccompanied due to physical disability or mental illness or disability can have their test provided at their normal place of residence.
You or your family member may be entitled to full OR partial help towards the cost of glasses, you can check this using the link below;
If you would like to book an eye test or have a question about your NHS entitlement, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.