Free home eye tests for those eligible @ Specsavers

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Found 17th Oct 2016
I never knew about this until today but Specsavers offer a free home eye test if you are unable to visit one of their stores, providing you meet the criteria below. Also applies to people at risk of glaucoma, or people over the age of 60.

England and Wales

You may qualify for a free NHS eye test at home if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability and are any of the following:

aged 60 or over

registered blind or partially sighted

diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician

aged 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma

receiving benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)

entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (our optician will advise on the entitlement)


All residents of Scotland are entitled to a free NHS sight test, and those who cannot leave their home unaccompanied due to physical or mental illness or disability can have their sight test provided at their normal place of residence.

Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Republic of Ireland

At present Specsavers does not operate in these locations.

You may also qualify for free glasses, paid for by the NHS.

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Thank you, I didn't know about this.

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