Your Eye Test

Eligibility for a free sight test

Patients are eligible for a free sight test with the NHS if they are:

– 60 or over

– Under 16 (Patients under 16 must be accompanied by an Adult, either a parent, carer or other person responsible for the patient who can sign on their behalf)

– 16,17 or 18 and in full-time education (Patients in this category only qualify if they are in full-time education, part-time education does not apply here. The name of the patients school, college or university must be supplied)

– Registered blind or partially sighted

– Suffering from Diabeties

– Suffering from Glaucoma

– Considered to be at risk of Glaucoma by an Opthomologist

– 40 or over and are the parent/brother/sister or child of a glaucoma patient

– Prescribed complex lenses

– Named on a valid HC2 certificate (patients must have the certificate with them on the day of the sight test)

Or if they, or their partner receive

– Income support

– Income Based Jobseekers Allowance

– Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

– Pension Credit

– Tax Credit

What happens if I need glasses?

We have a selection of frames that are available for free if you are in receipt of the following benefits Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-Related Employment Support Allowance, Pension Credit or Tax Credit. Any of these benefits will qualify you for a free pair of glasses from our selected range, with basic lenses included. Proof of benefit must be supplied*

Private Patients

We welcome private patients and outside prescriptions


Students are eligible for 25% of their eye test – *A valid dated student card must be supplied.

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