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NHS eye tests

You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if you:
  • are under 16
  • are 16, 17 or 18 in full-time education
  • are 60 or over
  • are a diagnosed Glaucoma patient
  • have been told by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of Glaucoma
  • are 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with Glaucoma
  • have been diagnosed as Diabetic
  • are registered as severely sight-impaired (blind), or sight-impaired (partially sighted)
  • get or are included in an award of someone getting:
  1. income support
  2. income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  3. income-related employment and support allowance
  4. pension credit guarantee credit
  • are entitled to or named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • are named on a valid HC2 certificate
  • are named on a valid HC3 certificate you may get some help towards the cost of a private sight test.
Please bring any relevant paper work with you to the appointment.
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