COVID19 - PATIENT INFORMATION UPDATE
WHY DO I NEED AN EYE TEST?
• Common vision problems like short/long sightedness and astigmatism, when uncorrected frequently have a negative impact on one’s quality of life
• Regular/prolonged use of computer or display equipment may lead to changes in one’s sight and will frequently result in unwanted visual symptoms
• Early detection of and intervention in certain eye/vision conditions will invariably result in a more favourable outcome. It is also known for certain eye conditions to be hereditary
• It is not unknown for an optometrist, following a sight test to refer someone to their health practitioner for further general health assessments.
DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A FREE EYE TEST?
You may qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:
• You’re under 16
• You’re under 19 and in full-time education
• You’re 60 or over
• You’re registered as blind or partially sighted
• 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 that you’re at risk of glaucoma
• You’re eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – talk to your optician
You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test if:
• You receive income support
• You receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
• You receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
• You receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
• You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
• You are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
Any questions or queries please email us for friendly, professional advice and help to email@example.com or you can contact your local branch.
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