Looking after your eyes

Regular sight tests are an important part of a preventative health regime and enable your optician to detect problems with your eyes or sight as well a number of systemic health conditions such as diabetes.

Free NHS eye tests

You’re entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

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

To find out more information about eyecare that might be available to you on the NHS, please visit their website by clicking here

The Moorfields eye hospital website has lots of useful information regarding eye conditions for both adults and children. Please click here to visit the website

Please find below some useful links

The Macular Society

Royal National Institute of blind people 





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