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How often can you claim on NHS Optical HC2?

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Found 14th Dec 2010
Basically i bought glasses then after that i applied for the hc2 certificate, now i am trying to claim on that and they told me to just fill in a form and send my receipt. But the glasses hurt my nose like hell after wearing it for more than 20 minutes, so they are unusable. So i'm thinking of just getting contact lenses as glasses have been a real pain.

My question is that can i claim on the glasses i got 2 months ago i have already paid for and get contact lenses with the hc2 discount?

Also with contact lenses do i claim every month, or do i get a discount for the first batch only?

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I think not as you can only claim once.. I think it would only be on one lot of Contact len and your fitting and aftercares wouldnt be included under the NHS. Also your HC2 may not cover ALL NHS costs.

Have you tried going back to the opticans and having the glasses adjusted and possible if a metal frame to have softer nosepads on them.

Go back to the opticians and ask for them to have a look at the fitting and to put new nosepads on them, they did that with mine and it really helped.

sickly sweet

Go back to the opticians and ask for them to have a look at the fitting … Go back to the opticians and ask for them to have a look at the fitting and to put new nosepads on them, they did that with mine and it really helped.



If it is specsavers they have a no quibble exchange policy which is 3 months, they will either change the nose pads for different silicon ones or use their customer promise policy and change your glasses for different ones if need be. That's what they offered me before.

"Customer promise

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase at Specsavers Opticians. If you have any concerns within three months of the date of your purchase we will put it right. No quibble, no fuss."

Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 14th Dec 2010

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i went to boots and i have had the nose buds replaced with silicons, smaller ones etc. I have gotten them adjusted 7 times, no matter what happens i have the same problem. I pad a lot for the glasses as well £160 for two, as they don't let you just buy one and the cheaper ones didn't fit my face right. The other pair i got has the same problem, but it isn't as bad, instead of 20 mins i can put them on for 30 mins!

I think there is a basic amount they give you for glasses and anything above that, you have to pay. They may see you getting contacts as something extra and not pay out as you have already claimed for the glasses. There should be a number on the HC2 form..phone them and ask.

fern37

I think there is a basic amount they give you for glasses and anything … I think there is a basic amount they give you for glasses and anything above that, you have to pay. They may see you getting contacts as something extra and not pay out as you have already claimed for the glasses. There should be a number on the HC2 form..phone them and ask.



yeah a nhs voucher only gives you £36.20 off

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