We love the NHS – a system to be treasured for all

NHS ‘General Optical Services’ are available to individuals depending on age, health or financial eligibility. If you are unsure of eligibility for a free NHS sight test from one of our qualified NHS Optometrists, call our team to discuss this now. You can also read our ‘guide to NHS Sight Tests’ blog to find out more.

We also stock a great range of glasses that are free if you qualify for an NHS Optical voucher. We like to give more at Hillier, so and out about our amazing overs and upgrade options to accompany your free NHS glasses.

You are entitled to a free NHS-funded sight test if:

  • 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 Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist) That
  • You’re At Risk Of Glaucoma
  • You’re A Prisoner On Leave From Prison
  • You’re Eligible For An NHS Complex Lens Voucher — Your Optometrist (Optician) Can

NHS glasses no longer exist. Instead, you may be entitled to an NHS Optical Voucher which may fund the cost of your glasses. We have a great range of trendy frames, which are still free with an NHS optical voucher. You will be entitled to free NHS-funded glasses if you:

  • Receive Income Support
  • eceive Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (Not Contribution-Based)
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Receive Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Are Awarded Universal Credit and meet the criteria on earnings limit
  • 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)

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help. Bring in your certificate so that we can explain how your entitlement is calculated.