Free NHS Eye Test

Free NHS Eye Test

If you belong to one of the following groups and have difficulty in getting to an Optician through illness or disability, you are entitled to a free NHS sight test and may be entitled to help towards the cost of spectacles. For more information, visit the Department of Health website or contact Eyes At Home directly.

As a quick, the following may entitle you to a free NHS eye test.

  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Diagnosed with Diabetes or Glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of Glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
  • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with Glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • Claiming Universal Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • On a low Income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

A mobile funded NHS sight test can only be provided to those who meet one of the above requirements and cannot attend a practice unaccompanied.