In England and Wales, free NHS-funded eye tests are available to anyone who is eligible. So check the lists below to see if you qualify. If you do, you are entitled to a free test at least every two years.
In addition to a free eye test, you may also be entitled to NHS optical vouchers, helping towards the cost of your glasses. The higher your prescription, the higher the value of your voucher. It will also be higher if you require tinted lenses for clinical reasons.
The Vision Express NHS Add offer opens up more options and adds extra value to your optical voucher.
Choose from our £39 range of stylish glasses, complete with single-vision lenses, and there will be no charge at all. We've a wider choice of styles than many of our competitors, including metal frames, and can offer lens options not available anywhere else.
Or you could choose to upgrade and receive generous discounts on glasses in our higher-priced ranges. For instance, glasses from our £59 selection will cost just £10 with an NHS optical voucher, while you'll pay only £35 for glasses from our £99 range. You can find details of all our discounts and offers in store.
Check to the categories below to see if you are entitled to a free NHS-funded eye test and optical vouchers.
|Aged under 16|
|Aged 16 - 18 in full time education|
|Aged 60 or over|
|Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma|
|Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (As advised by an ophthalmologist)|
|Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma|
|Registered blind or partially sighted|
|Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher|
|Claiming Benefit (Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)|
|On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate|
|A prisoner being seen outside prison|