Looking after your eyesight is imperative to enjoying life to the full. If vision problems worsen and go undiagnosed this could go on to affect other aspects of your health. The value of the eye examination has been recognised by the Department of Health by its funding of free NHS eye tests.
Check your eligibility: Are you….
- less than 16 (see our section on children’s eye health), or less than 19 and in full time education
- 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 your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
- entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- receiving benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
- 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 staff will advise on the entitlement)
Your may also be qualify to have a NHS optical voucher which can be used towards the cost of spectacles or contact lenses! See our section on NHS vouchers
Give our team a call today and book your NHS eye examination with our optometrists Ms Rahila Sarwar or Dr Mark Hurst