Found 6th May 2008
Hi, I am currently 16 years old and my right eye has started playing up because i cannot see anywriting after 3 meters (eg license plates ect). I have booked an eye exam for tomorow (during school :P) but I fogot to ask how much it costs? does anyone know or is it free?

thanks, dean

P.S. it is at specsavers

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yeah probably covered by NHS i would think

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Mclovin;2045324

yeah probably covered by NHS i would think



oh ok thanks!

btw mclovin that name

my eyesight was that bad they asked how id found my way there

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I'm not sure but i think its under 16.

If you have an Eye hospital near you (ring your local hospital and ask them) then you should be able to go in as an Out Patient to have your sight checked.

If you work with VDU's then your employer has an obligation to provide a free sight test

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curtlyb;2045432

If you work with VDU's then your employer has an obligation to provide a … If you work with VDU's then your employer has an obligation to provide a free sight test



Currently at school! just need to know whether I have to pay because im 16 or Have I reached the age where I have to pay for everything!:x lol

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Nah you will be covereed over NHS because you are still at schol.

The cost of an eye testIf you answer 'yes' to any of these questions you … The cost of an eye testIf you answer 'yes' to any of these questions you are entitled to NHS free eye tests. * Are you aged 60 or over? * Are you under 16, or under 19 and in full time education? * Do you live in Scotland? * Do you or your partner receive income support, family credit, income based job seekers allowance, pension credit guarantee, and are entitled to or named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or are named on valid HC2 certificate? * Do you have diabetes or glaucoma? * Are you 40 or over and have a close relative with glaucoma? * Does a hospital ophthalmologist say you are at risk of glaucoma? * Are you registered blind or partially sighted? * Are you entitled to vouchers for complex lenses?



You get it for free as your still at school.

in full time education its free. if you weren't would be around £18

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Ok thanks for clearing that up :thumbsup: fingers crossed that I dont have to wear glasses

dean3988;2046081

Ok thanks for clearing that up :thumbsup: fingers crossed that I dont … Ok thanks for clearing that up :thumbsup: fingers crossed that I dont have to wear glasses



How did it go then?

One of mines is a bit blurry, just not got round to going for a test yet and wondering if its something common.
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