Are you eligible for free NHS Eyecare?

Children in the UK are eligible for free NHS eyecare if they are under the age of 16, but many people still aren’t aware that many adults can also receive free NHS eyecare. At Scrivens Opticians, we pride ourselves in providing quality eye tests to all patients and we endeavour to make the experience as comfortable, friendly, informative and simple as possible. If you meet certain criteria, you may be entitled to a free NHS eye test at your local branch of Scrivens Opticians and you could also get help towards the cost of your glasses.

Free NHS Eye Tests

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

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

If you do receive free eye care from the NHS you will be asked to provide proof of entitlement when you attend your appointment. If you are unsure what proof you will need, just call your local branch and our friendly team will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

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