You qualify for an NHS eye examination if you are:

  • Diabetic
  • Glaucoma sufferer
  • Aged over 40 and are the parent/brother/sister/child of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Over 60 years of age
  • Under 16 years
  • A full time student under the age of 19
  • In receipt of Universal Credit
  • In receipt of Family Tax Credit
  • The partner of someone receiving Universal Credit
  • On low income and in receipt of certificate HC2
  • Eligible for NHS complex vouchers
  • Registered blind or sight impaired


Some of the groups listed above may also be entitled to help with the cost of their spectacles or contact lenses.