Free Childrens Eyecare

You are entitled to a free NHS eye test if you are:

  • Under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Aged 40 or over with a first degree relative with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • A prisoner on leave from prison

You are also entitled to a free NHS eye test if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Tax credits or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • You are named on 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.