Charges for treatment

Some patients may be eligible for an NHS funded sight test and optical vouchers.

Optical vouchers allow the NHS to fund spectacles for eligible patients. These include those:

  • under the age of 16, or under the age of 19 and in full time education
  • aged 60 or over
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher
  • receiving income support (or partner of)
  • receiving income based employment and support allowance (or partner of)
  • receive pension credit guarantee credit (or partner of)
  • named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2) (or partner of)

For a full list of who is eligible for treatment and optical vouchers, click here.

Before your appointment, ask your chosen optician if you are eligible to receive a free sight test and / or optical vouchers. 

Contact lens related fittings or check-ups are not covered by the NHS.

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