NHS

Please find listed below the eligibility criteria for an NHS funded eye examination:

 

  • aged 60 or over

  • registered blind or partially sighted

  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

  • aged 40 or over and have a close relative (parent, sibling or child) with a history of glaucoma

  • you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma

You will also qualify for a free NHS sight test and be eligible for an optical voucher if you’re:

  • aged under 16, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education

  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher

  • a prisoner on leave from prison

If you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

  • Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance

  • Universal credit and meet the criteria

If you’re entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you don’t have a certificate, you can show your award notice; you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both) and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less

  • 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.

    If your require any further information or advice then please contact Heather Bailey Optometrists:      

    Telephone:0208 657 3525

email: info@heatherbailey.co.uk