Free NHS eye test

John Lewis Opticians accept the NHS vouchers and has offers help towards the cost of glasses. The NHS provides free eye test and help towards the cost of glasses based on age, health or income.

Who qualifies for FREE NHS eye test?

Age

  • Under 16
  • Under 19 and in full time education
  • Over 60

Health

  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • 40 years of age or over and close relative have a glaucoma
  • Prescribed complex lenses under the NHS optical voucher scheme

Income

  • Income support or Income based Jobseekers allowance
  • Income-related Employment and support allowance
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • NHS Tax credit Exemption Certificate
  • Valid HC2 and HC3 certificate

Everyone should have an eye examination on every two years. If you are under above entitlement, you are eligible for free NHS eye examinations. If it is less than two years since your last test, then you should check with your optician and find out wethere you are qualifiy for another free NHS eye examination. The NHS will pay for every year eye examinations for following groups.

  • if you are under 16
  • if you are above 70
  • if you have diabetes
  • if you are 40 & over and have a family glaucoma history

The NHS will provide help towards the cost of glasses if you are

  • Under 16 or Under 19 and in full time education
  • Prescribed complex lenses under the NHS optical voucher scheme
  • Income support or Income based Jobseekers allowance
  • Income-related Employment and support allowance
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • NHS Tax credit Exemption Certificate
  • Valid HC2 and HC3 certificate

For a eye test, book an eye test online today.

For more information whether you qualify for a free eye test, please contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

You can order online and note you are sending your GOS 3 voucher to us. Once we receive the voucher we will contact you and refund the value of the voucher.

Send us the voucher first and on receipt of the voucher we will contact you and manually complete your order without the need for refunding.