Eligibility for NHS Sight Tests
Many people are entitled to a sight test funded by the NHS. The frequency depends on your age, eye conditions and income. We may ask you to come in more often if deemed clinically necessary.
- Under 16
- Diagnosed with glaucoma
- Over 40 and have a direct relative with glaucoma
Every two years
- Under 19 (and in full time education)
- Over 60
- Advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
- Registered as blind or partially sighted
- Needing complex lenses (we will let you know if you qualify for this)
Also every two years if you receive
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker's allowance (not contribution-based)
- Pension credit guarantee credit (not savings credit)
- Income-based employment and support allowance (not contribution-based)
- NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
- Or you are on leave from prison
If you are named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3), you may get some help towards the cost of a sight test.
Please contact us if you have any questions about NHS eligibility.