Patient eligibility criteria and information guide for NHS sight test at home

You may qualify for a free NHS eye test at home if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability and are any of the following:

  • aged 60 or over
  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16,17 or 18 and in full time education
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • aged 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • receiving benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
  • entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (our optician will advise on the entitlement)

We can see you at home

We can see you at a carehome

We can see you at a privately arranged workplace (private not NHS)

Help from NHS with costs of spectacles or contact lenses

You may qualify for an NHS optical voucher to help with the cost of your spectacles or contact lenses if you are: claiming certain benefits or on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate; eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher; aged under 16; or aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education.

Call our centres on 0208 212 7381 to find out any further information

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