Do students get Free Eye Tests?
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Published on April 16, 2020, 2:01 pm

Do students get Free Eye Tests?

Students are now the biggest population to face vision problems. Yes! You can blame these effects on their digital screen consumption. Students now experience the most amount of eye problems than any other age group mostly due to screen use. Students use 4 to 5 hours of their daily hours on social media platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Tik Tok. It is also common for University students or school students to use the internet for their studies and research. Also, gaming has become a big sport among students who mostly attribute a huge amount of hours after school.


Certainly! There's no denial in the help of the internet and how it has led to promote the education of various subjects for students worldwide but it also has its defects. All the digital devices that students use as the medium to access the internet emit harmful HEV lights. Not only the screen, the LED lights and the Sun emit harmful blue light rays that are responsible for various vision problems. Blue light rays not only cause abundant sight problems while using their screens but if they are ignored it leads to progressive vision loss.


What are the various Vision Problems Students face?

Students predominantly experience a variety of vision problems due to excessive hours of screen consumption. Here are some common problems every student's face:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Dry-eye Syndrome
  • Chronic Dryness
  • Scratchy sensation
  • Blurry Vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Redness and itchiness
  • Tearing or Swelling


All these sight problems need proper eye care assistance by opticians to detect the problem and find a correction. Many eye conditions like myopia, hyperopia and others also have such common symptoms hence neglect would only be a path to destruction. A comprehensive eye test annually or monthly helps you to find the state of your eyes and find an accurate correction.


What is the cost of an eye test in the United Kingdom?

The average cost for a comprehensive eye examination in the Uk varies from stores to stores as different opticians charge less or more. Hence the eye test cost mainly depends on the eye care provider you select to visit. The common price range lies from £19-25.


How to get free eye tests for a Student?

The NHS offers free eye tests for kids below the age of 16 and for kids aged 17 to 18. Students who are under the age of 15, there’s no question asked to service and will get your eyes tested for free. Whereas students who are at the age of 16, 17 or 18 are offered free eye tests if they are in full-time education by the NHS.

NHS free eye test

Students who attend colleges or University, unfortunately, can’t get a free eye test under the NHS and therefore have to pay for it. However, at Specsart all age groups get free eye tests as they believe eye care is compulsory and it should be free for kids who are hustling through studies and careers.


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Where do Students get Free eye tests for all age groups?

Specscart is a Walkden based eyewear startup that’s helping you to be in complete contact with your eye care. Therefore it provides free eye tests for all sorts of students whether they are ages 6,12,18, or 24 and more. It offers free eye tests at its Walkden and Bury stores where experts of opticians conduct your eye test with the proper equipment and recommend you with accurate help.


Where do Students get Free eye tests for all age groups?


If you can’t walk or drive to its stores, you can book a free home eye test. Yes, Specscart offers a free home eye test where opticians will visit you home and take a test there within the comfort of the four walls of your room. You don’t need to cut out important hours of your University and just book an appointment to avail its free service.

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