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NHS Eye Examinations

If you reside in Wales and have a GP in Wales, we can offer a free eye test if:

  • You’re 16 or under

  • You’re a full-time student aged 16,17 or 18

  • You’re under 18 and you are a care leaver or are in the care of a Local Authority

  • You’re over 60

  • You’re on certain benefits or hold a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate (Income Support, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Tax Credit, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, Universal Credit and meet the criteria)

  • You’re named on a valid HC2W certificate

  • You’re named on a valid HC3 (partial help) certificate

  • You’re registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired

  • You have diabetes

  • You have glaucoma or are considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist

  • You are over 40 and are the genetic father, mother, sibling or child of someone with glaucoma

  • You are reliant on only one eye for seeing (You are uniocular)

  • You are at risk of developing eye disease based on ethnicity (You are 40 years of age or over and self-certify as Asian or Black or you are under 40 years of age and self-certify as Asian or Black with additional risk factors associated with glaucoma or diabetes).

  • You are hearing impaired, even with the use of hearing aids

  • You have Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • You have been prescribed complex lenses under the NHS optical voucher scheme

  • If you are on a low income, you may be able to get help with the cost of sight tests, glasses and contact lenses through the NHS Low Income Scheme.  

  • You are a prisoner on leave from prison

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