NHS Eye Examinations

NHS Eye Examinations

You are eligible for an eye examination that is paid for by the NHS if you belong to one of these groups:

  • You are under 16, or under 19 in full-time education
  • You are aged 60 or over
  • You suffer from glaucoma or diabetes
  • You are aged 40 or over and are either the parent, brother, sister or child of a person who has or had glaucoma
  • You are considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist
  • You have been prescribed complex lenses under the NHS voucher scheme
  • You are registered blind or partially sighted
  • You or your partner receive either income support, working families’ tax credit, income-based job-seeker’s allowance or disabled person’s tax credit.
  • You or your partner have a valid HC2 certificate