NHS Eye Care

Are you eligible for free NHS eyecare?

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Are you eligible for free NHS eyecare?

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Make the most out of your free NHS eye test

At Scrivens Opticians, we pride ourselves on providing quality eye tests for all of our customers. We endeavour to make the experience as comfortable, friendly, informative, and simple as possible. We provide private and free NHS eye tests. Find out if you qualify and get your free eye test at Scrivens today.

Are you eligible for an NHS eye test?

The NHS will cover the full cost of an eye test with us for anyone who qualifies, and in cases will also give an optical voucher towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses. Children in the UK are eligible for free NHS eye care if they are under the age of 16, but adults still aren’t aware that many of them can also receive free NHS eye care. Find below whether you qualify for a free eye test.

Free NHS Eye Tests

If any of the below applies to you, you may be able to receive free eye tests at Scrivens Opticians:

  • Under 16
  • Under 19 and in full-time education
  • Aged 40+ and have a close relative with glaucoma
  • Aged 60+
  • Have diabetes or glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Receive income support
  • Receive income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Receive income-based employment and support allowance

For more information on free NHS eye tests please visit the NHS website. Alternatively, speak to the experts at Scrivens Opticians who will be more than happy to offer advice and guidance in relation to booking an eye test.

What do you need to bring to your NHS eye test

If you do qualify to receive free eye care from the NHS, you need to provide proof of entitlement during your appointment. If you are unsure what proof you will need, just call your local Scrivens branch and our friendly team of experts will answer all your questions and help you book your test.

Find your local branch and schedule your eye test

Since you qualify and have the necessary documents to show as proof, all you need to do is search for your local Scrivens branch. Book your eye test online, and of course, don’t forget to bring your documents with you to your appointment.

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