NHS Entitlement 2018-03-15T18:57:37+00:00

NHS Entitlement

– Who is entitled to NHS sight tests
– Do I have to pay for my glasses
 

Who is entitled to NHS sight tests..?

You are entitled to a free NHS sight test if you are:

  • Under 16, or under 19 and in full time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma
  • 40 or over with a first degree relative with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • Prescribed a complex lens

You are entitled to a free NHS sight test if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
  • You are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • You are named on a NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on a NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) might also get help. You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to free NHS sight tests.

Do I have to pay for my glasses..?

Patients who come under one of the following categories can claim a NHS voucher (known as form GOS3) for a free pair of glasses or use it towards the cost of a complete pair of spectacles.

  • Under 16
  • Under 19 and in full time education
  • People prescribed complex lenses

You are entitled to a NHS voucher if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
  • You are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • You are named on a NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on a NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) might also get help. You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to a NHS voucher