NHS funded eye examinations
You are entitled to free NHS eye examinations if you are:
- Aged under 16
- Aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education
- Aged over 60
- Diagnosed with glaucoma
- Aged over 40 and the parent, sibling or child of a person with glaucoma
- Prescribed complex lenses
- Registered blind or partially sighted
You are entitled to free NHS eye examinations and help towards the cost of glasses if you receive/are:
- Income Support (Is)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA-IB)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- Universal Credit
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Named on a valid HC2 Certificate
- A prisoner on leave
Diabetic Eye Screening
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of sight loss among people of working age. It is essential for everyone with diabetes, who are 12 years of age and above, to be invited to have their eyes screened once a year.
Remember; we offer Diabetic Screening at our Handsworth, Smethwick and Saltley practices, so book an appointment with us now!
Children’s Sight Test
Remember, if your child is under 16, or if they are aged 16, 17 or 18, and in full time education, they are eligible to have an NHS-funded eye examination.
Your child can never be too young to have their eyes checked!