If you’re not eligible for NHS-funded sight tests, all costs are a personal expense.
- Are under 16
- Are age 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education
- Are age 60 or over
- Are registered partially sighted or blind
- Have been diagnosed with glaucoma or diabetes
- Are age 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma
- Have been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
- Are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher
- Have a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
- People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help with the cost of a private sight test.
- For more info visit: Free NHS Sight Tests
Eyeglasses and contact lenses
Please note that the optician that conducts your eye exam may not have the most affordable glasses or contact lenses. You may wish to take your prescription and shop around to reduce your out of pocket expenses. Chain retailers such as Costco and Wal-Mart often have the most competitive prices.
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