NHS Entitlement

The following people are entitled to an NHS eye test:

Age Related

Those who are either:

  • Under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and still in full time education
  • Over 60.

Benefit Related

Those in receipt of either:

  • Income Support
  • Family Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An up-to-date HC2 form
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Medical Related

Those who are either:

  • Diagnosed diabetic
  • Diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Have a direct family history of glaucoma, and who are also over 40
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist

Optical related

Those who are either:

  • Registered partially sighted or blind, or
  • Have a “complex” prescription (over +/-10.00).