Worth reminding people that free eye tests at home are available for certain groups of people. I know how difficult it can be getting to an optician so this is a Godsend for some. Also ideal for those that have ageing parents/relatives who they wish to help.
Below are the links for information and checking on eligibilty.
(copy and paste )http://www.lloydspharmacy.com/wps/portal/services/homeeyetests
0800 9549 100
Whos eligible for a Free Eye Test?
You are entitled to a free NHS sight test if you are:
Aged 60 and over
Under 16, or under 19 and in full time education
Registered blind or partially sighted
Diagnosed as having Diabetes or Glaucoma
Aged 40 or over with a direct relative with Glaucoma, or have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of Glaucoma
Prescribed a complex lens
Also if you or your partner are receiving the following benefits or credits:
Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
Working Tax Credit and are named on Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
Child Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
You are named on a NHS certificate for full help with health costs.
If any of the above apply to you and you have difficulty in getting to a high street optician then call us on 0800 9549 100. We can talk you through whats involved and arrange your free home eye test.