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NHS Funded Home Sight Test

If you are unable to get to the high street optician unaccompanied due to a physical or mental disability and meet one of the criteria listed below, you qualify for an NHS funded home eye examination.

NHS funded eye test criteria

You’re entitled to an NHS-funded sight test if you are:

  • aged 60 or over
  • registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed as having Diabetes or Glaucoma, 40 or over with a direct relative with Glaucoma, or you have been advised by an Ophthalmologist that you are at risk of Glaucoma
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test

* You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, Universal Credit and meet the criteria

If you don’t qualify

You can still benefit from our comprehensive home eye test as a private patient and pay our standard home eye test fee of just £60.