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NHS eye care

Taking care of your eyes is important because it not only helps make sure you can see clearly, but it can also provide a window to your overall health by showing the early signs of conditions like diabetes.


That's why, if you need help paying for an eye test, glasses or contact lenses, you may be eligible for an NHS discount.


The NHS provides the following discounts for certain groups of people:

NHS optical vouchers


You may also be entitled to an NHS optical voucher to help you with the cost of your glasses or contact lenses. 

Children's NHS eye tests and optical vouchers


Eye tests are particularly important during childhood because it means potential problems with vision can be spotted early. This improves the chances of successful treatment, if it's needed.


All children under 16 years old are entitled to one free eye check every two years, or more often if recommended by their optician. In addition, they can also get an optical voucher to help pay for their glasses, which means many of our pairs are completely free for children.