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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR  AN NHS FUNDED EYE EXAMINATION?

Check our list to see whether you’re eligible for an NHS funded eye test at least once every two years.
Optometrist examining a patients eye

The NHS will provide a free eye test once every two years if:

- You’re aged 60 or over

- You’re aged under 16

- You’re a full-time student aged 16, 17 or 18

- You or your partner receive income support,  universal credit, tax credits, pension credit guarantee or Income-related employment support allowance.

- You’re named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

- You’re named on a valid HC2 certificate

- You’re registered blind or partially sighted

- You’re considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist

- You’re aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma

- You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

- You’re prescribed complex spectacle lenses

The NHS will pay for tests more frequently than every two years if you are aged 70 or over or in other special circumstances – for example, you’re diabetic.

NHS OPTICAL VOUCHER 

You are entitled to NHS funding towards a pair of glasses if:

- You’re under 16

- You’re a full-time student aged 16, 17, or 18

- You or your partner receive income support, universal credit, tax credits, pension credit guarantee or Income-related employment support allowance.

- You’re named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

- You’re named on a valid HC2 certificate

We have a good range of NHS spectacle frames available in our practices which would suit your visual needs.
Optical advisor fitting a patients glasses
Patient undergoing an OCT scan

OPTIONAL EXTRAS 

Even if you are entitled to an NHS eye test you have the option to add on our further enhance 3D OCT scan.
OCT scans are an innovative new way to diagnose eye disease.
You can also opt to spend that little bit extra on your glasses, whether it be for a stronger or lighter spectacle frame or even some anti-reflection spectacle lenses to ease eye strain.
Glasses on display at our store

Our Stores

42A Corporation Road

Cardiff. CF11 7AU

Tel: 02920 343917

14 Clifton Street

Cardiff. CF24 1PX

Tel: 02920 480600

62 Stapleton Road

Bristol. BS5 0RB

Tel: 01179 556100

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