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Free NHS eye test
Check the list and book yours today!

Regular eye examinations are incredibly important but we do appreciate that sometimes the cost of eye care is simply too high. That’s why we here at Harrold Opticians are proud to offer you an NHS eye test – completely free of charge.

Simply take a look at the list of exemptions below and get in touch today to book your free eye test – it really is as easy as that.

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Do you qualify for a free NHS eye test?

You are entitled to a free sight test, paid for by the NHS, if:

  • You are under 16 years of age
  • You are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
  • You are 60 or over
  • You have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • You are 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma, or an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) has advised you that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • You are registered as blind or partially sighted
  • You are prescribed complex lenses – these are lenses with a power of 10 dioptres or more, or prism controlled bifocal lenses
  • Your sight tests are usually done through a hospital eye department as part of your care for an existing eye condition
  • You are a war pensioner and you need the sight test because of a disability for which you get a war pension

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Do you qualify for help with costs?

You are entitled to full help with health costs, including sight tests, if you or your partner receive:

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Income Support

Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

The best care for young eyes

Children’s Eyes

Children's Eye Care ►

Coping with vision as you get older

Your eyes over 60

Eyes Over 60 ►

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