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Having a regular eye test is important to know your eye health and to detect the possible disease in its early stage. With the mission to promote the routine eye test, Specscart has launched free eye tests for everyone. Meanwhile, NHS free eye tests are available at Specscart that help you save more costs for the eye tests and prescription glasses!

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What is NHS funded eye test?
How often can I have NHS eye test?

NHS fund eye tests and prescription /contact lenses by issuing the optical voucher. Those who are qualified for NHS eyesight test ﴾please see the following section for the details of Funded NHS eye test.﴿ will be issued NHS voucher for the free eye test. In most cases, you can renew the NHS funded eye test every two years. However, the renewal period for the free NHS Funded eye test may vary. For example, if you are diagnosed with glaucoma or is considered by your optometrist or practitioner that it’s clinically necessary, you may be able to have another Funded NHS eyecare test sooner than two years. For more information regarding the free NHS funded eye test and how frequent you can have an NHS Funded eye test, please visit NHS’s website.

Who are qualified for NHS Funded eye test for free?

Not sure whether you are qualified for the NHS funded eye test?

You are eligible for the Funded NHS eye test if you are :
  • Aged under 16, or aged between 16 and 18 and under full‐time education.
  • Aged more than 60. Have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma.
  • Are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma.
  • Have been advised by an eye doctor ﴾ophthalmologist﴿ that you are at risk of glaucoma.
  • Are entitled to a free NHS eye test – your optician can advise you about he eligibility.
You are also eligible for the free NHS eye care test if you are receiving/ having :
  • Income Support
  • Income‐based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income‐based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Get tax credits and meet the criteria
  • Get Universal Credit and meet the criteria
  • Low income and are named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate for full help with health costs

If you meet one or more the above criteria, you will be entitled the Funded NHS eyecare test free. However, if you are still not sure whether you are eligible for the NHS Funded eye test, please call 0161 312 5767 or email to [email protected] to consult the further information on NHS funded eye test.

What Do I Have to Prepare for the NHS Funded Eye Test

You don’t need to submit any supportive document or certificate when booking an Funded NHS eye test with Specscart. However, it is suggested that you bring the required document/ proof for your eye test appointment. One of Specscart’s team member will then assist you to fill in the GOS 1 Optical Voucher before having the NHS eye care test. Other information, including your medication history, latest prescription/ prescription glasses and GP details will be helpful for the eye examination process.

Not Qualified for Free NHS Eye Test? Don’t Worry, Specscart Have it Covered!

As we understand a routine eye test is necessary ‐ but it’s not necessary to pay for each eye test ‐ here at Specscart UK we offer free comprehensive eye exams for everyone. With the promise to give back to the community, Specscart UK launched the eye test exam offers that aims to promote regular eye tests. So, if you have the following doubts:

  • What if I’m not eligible for NHS funded eye. And also don’t have the budget to pay for a private eye test?
  • What if I’m not due for another Funded NHS eye test but desperately need an eye test?

Usually, in such cases, you will have to pay for the private eye tests. But don’t worry, here at Specscart, we have covered it. Launched the first free eye test programme in its Manchester Eye test Studio Walkden and Bury, Specscart now is offering more eye tests free in its newly‐opened Bury Store. With an aim to make the free eye test accessible for everyone ﴾whether you are qualified for NHS funded eye test or not!﴿. Whenever you feel the prescription changes, blurry vision, eye strain ‐ or just need an urgent eye test for driving test ‐ you can always have an eye test free with Specscart. Interested in booking an eye test / NHS funded eye test with us? You are welcome to pop in Specscart’s Walkden or Bury shop to arrange the eye test appointment. The online booking for free eye test / NHS funded eye tests is also available at Specscart’s Walkden and Bury store . For more information, Please call at 0161 312 5767.

FAQs

While it doesn’t have a specific value, your NHS optical voucher may land between the range of £39.10 to £215.30. These values are for different types of vouchers (Know more).
The voucher value depends on how strong your prescription is. You can find the whole list here.
For this you need to book an eye-test first. Your optician will give you a GOS3 optical voucher where your prescription will be mentioned. It will also include the optometrist name, signature, and ophthalmic list number. Next, you can use the GOS3 at any retail eyewear store that accepts NHS vouchers or with any opticians.
For most cases, the renewal period is two years.
You can ask your questions by emailing to [email protected] or call at 0161 312 5767.