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Am I entitled to a free NHS sight test?

 

You are entitled to to a free NHS sight test if you are:

  • Under 16 , or under 19 in full time education
  • Aged 60 or over(from age 60 -70 it is one test every 24 months and over 70 it is one test every 12 months)
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed as having Diabetes or Glaucoma
  • 40 or over with a first degree relative with Glaucoma, or you have been advised by a Ophthalmologist that you are at risk of Glaucoma
  • Prescribed a complex lens

 

You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
  • Working Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • Child Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • You are named on a NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on a NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) might also get help

You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to free NHS sight tests.