NHS Entitlement

Those in the following categories are entitled to an NHS funded Sight Test without charge and may also be entitled to a voucher to offset the cost of any spectacles or contact lenses prescribed:

• Children under 16, or under 19 still in full-time education

• All those 60 and over

• People receiving Income Support or Family Credit

• Those receiving a disability working allowance who have capital up to a certain amount (please check with your practitioner for current details)

• Those receiving an income-based jobseekers allowance (Contributory ISA does not count)

• Diabetics

• Glaucoma sufferers

• Those who are 40 and over and the parent/brother/sister/child of a person with glaucoma

• Those diagnosed by a consultant ophthalmologist as being at risk of developing glaucoma

• The blind and partially sighted

• People entitled to NHS complex lens vouchers

• Those who have a valid HC2 certificate