home eye test eligibility

Eligibility

We currently visit clients in:
  • Their own homes
  • Residential homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Sheltered accommodation
  • Hospices
Are you eligible?

England and Wales You may qualify for a free NHS eye test at home if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability and are any of the following:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Receiving benefits (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (our optician will advise on the entitlement)

Scotland Everyone in Scotland is entitled to a free NHS eye test.

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