Eye Tests

Eye Tests photo from Optique, opticians in Battersea, LondonOptique, opticians in Battersea, London recommend that most people should get their eyes tested every two years. However, in some circumstances, they may need more frequent NHS eye tests; for example, if you:

  • are a child wearing glasses
  • have diabetes
  • are aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma
  • are aged 70 or over

Am I entitled to a free NHS eye test?

You qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test if:

  • you are aged under 16
  • you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • you are aged 60 or over
  • you are registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
  • you have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • you are 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • you have been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • you are a prisoner on leave from prison
  • you are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement

Eye Test by Optique, opticians in Battersea, LondonYou’re also entitled to a free NHS eye test if you:

  • receive Income Support
  •  receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  •  receive Pension Guarantee Credit
  •  receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  •  are awarded Universal Credit
  •  are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  •  you are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

If you do not qualify for an NHS eye test then the current fee for a Private Eye Examination including an "optomap" examination is £40.00 and £25.00 excluding an "optomap" examination.

For any queries regarding an Eye Test, visit Optique, opticians in Battersea, London at 276 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3BS. Tel: 020 72282754

The information on this site is for Educational Purposes Only and is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any health conditions.