Your eye examination is important for many reasons but primarily we want to ensure that your eye health is at the forefront of any visit to our practice. We allow up to 45 minutes for the test and will not rush your examination. We want you to feel reassured and confident that you are in good hands. Throughout the examination you will be free to ask any questions and Sarah will explain all the processes and checks that she is performing.

Sight Test and Optical Voucher Entitlements

Below you will find all the information you need to ascertain whether or not you are entitled to a free (NHS funded) eye examination or if you could potentially receive assistance with the cost of your spectacles or contact lenses. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries in relation to this information.

You qualify for a free (NHS funded) sight test if you are:

  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Diagnosed with Diabetes or Glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of Glaucoma (as advised by an opthalmologist)
  • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with Glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • On a Low Income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

You can get help with the cost or your spectacles or contact lenses if you are:

  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education
  • Prescribed Complex Lenses (your optician will advise you of your entitlement)
  • Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • On a Low Income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

If you do not qualify for the assistance above we charge £35 for a private comprehensive eye examination (including a digital retinal photo if applicable).