Dedicated Eyecare Professionals Tel:01274 878214
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Nhs Entitlement

 

NHS eye tests

 

Regular eye examinations are important, which is why we recommend you have an eye examination at least every two years, unless advised otherwise by your optometrist.

 

More than 30 million people in the UK are entitled to a free eye examination paid for by the NHS. The list below details who is automatically entitled to regular NHS sight tests.

 

- Aged 60 or over

 

- Under 16 or under 19 still in full time education

 

- Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma

 

- 40 years of age or over with a close relative with glaucoma

 

- Registered blind or partially sighted

 

- In need of complex lenses (you may also get an optical voucher)

 

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

 

- Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

 

- Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit (and are named on a NHS Tax

 

Credit Exemption Certificate)

 

- You are named on a valid HC2 or HC3 certificate

 

Help with your glasses

As well as a free eye examination, you may also be entitled to some help with the purchase of glasses or contact lenses, if you are:

- Under 16 or under 19 and still in full time education

- Named on a valid HC2 or HC3 certificate

- In need of complex lenses

- You or your partner claim Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Working Family's Tax Credit/Disabled Person's Tax Credit(and are named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate)

 

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Cleckheaton , West Yorkshire BD19 5AF
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