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Are you entitled to a free NHS eye examination?

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You qualify for a free NHS funded eye examination if:

  • you’re aged under 16

  • you’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education

  • you’re aged 60 or over

  • you’re registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)

  • you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

  • you are named on a HC2W certificate

  • you’re 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma

  • you’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma

  • you’re eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement

 

You also qualify for a NHS funded eye examination if you or your partner receive

  •  Income Support or ESA income related employment support allowance

  •  Tax Credits and are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

  •  Income based Job Seekers Allowance

  •  Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  •  Universal Credit

Am I entitled to an NHS optical voucher?

An NHS optical voucher provides with the cost of spectacles or contact lenses.

Who is eligible?

You are entitled to an NHS optical voucher if you are:

  • aged under 16

  • aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education

  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher

Or if you or your partner are receiving:

  • Income Support or ESA income related employment support allowance

  • Tax Credits and are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • Universal Credit

  • HC2W or HC3W certificate

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