You may qualify for a NHS funded EYE TEST at home if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical of mental disability and are any of the following:

We provide NHS funded mobile sight tests.  If you are eligible for an NHS funded sight test, you may obtain mobile services as follows:

  • At home:  if you are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
  • At a residential or care home:  if you normally live there and you are unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
  • At a day centre: if you would have difficulty in obtaining sight testing services from practice premises because of physical or mental illness or disability or because of difficulties in communicating your health needs unaided.

You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
  • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits or Universal Credit and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
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You may also be eligible for NHS SUPPORT towards the cost of your glasses if you:

  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement
  • receive Income Support
  • receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • are named on a valid NHS Certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
  • are named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3)

*If you are in doubt or need help understanding your eligibility please call us on  0800 080 6095

*If you aren’t eligible for help towards your glasses don’t worry.  There are still great offers.

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