You may have a free NHS checkup here and may be entitled to NHS help with paying for spectacles or contact lenses ('an NHS optical voucher'), if:
You're under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education
You get Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
You get Income Support
You get Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based)
You get Employment and Support Allowance that is Income-based (not Contribution-based)
You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
You are named on a valid NHS certificate for help with health costs (HC2 and maybe HC3)
You're a prisoner on leave from prison.
You're eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – we can advise you about your entitlement
You can also have a free NHS checkup here if:
You're 60 or over
You have diabetes
You have glaucoma or a medical eye-doctor said you are especially at risk of it
You have a parent, child, or sibling with glaucoma, if you are over 40
You're registered as partially-sighted or blind
For the most up-to-date information on free NHS eye tests, click here; and click here for details on NHS optical vouchers.
General details about NHS help on health costs can be found here.
We now also provide digital retinal photography to give a better idea of your eye health. NHS patients can upgrade to this service for a small supplementary fee.