Who is eligible for an NHS eye examination?

You may be entitled to an NHS eye examination if you can meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are 60 or over
  • You are under 16
  • You are aged 16, 17 or 18 and study full time at school, college or university
  • You or your partner receives Income Support
  • You or your partner receives Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Tax Credit and you or you and your partner are named on a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate
  • You are registered blind/partially sighted
  • You suffer from diabetes or glaucoma
  • You are considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist at a named hospital
  • You are 40 or over and are the parent/brother/sister/child of a person who has or had glaucoma
  • You are a prisoner on leave from a named prison
  • You have been prescribed complex lenses under the NHS optical voucher scheme

If you are unsure whether you meet this criteria or would like more advice, please call us on 01582 766668.