You’re aged under 16
You’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
You’re aged 60 or over
You’re registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
You’re 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
You’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
You’re on certain benefits (Income Support, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal credits, Tax Credit, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance)
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.
Children under 16
Full time students under 19
Those receiving Income based benefits, i.e. Income Support, Working Families Tax Credit, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance and Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
Those holding Form HC2/3
Complex lenses (partial help)
Persons not in the above list but on low income may still get help.
Please ask for Form HC1 in advance of your appointment.