At Revolution Eyecare Opticians we are fully registered and more than happy to see eligible NHS patients. All the relevant paperwork will be completed at the time of your eye examination. If you are also eligible for an NHS optical voucher it will issued by the optometrist after the eye examination has been completed. The information below has been taken from the NHS choices website and details eligibility for NHS funded eye examinations and optical vouchers.

You qualify for 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 ophthalmologist (eye doctor) 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 advise you about your entitlement

You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test AND you may receive an NHS optical voucher if:
• you or your partner receive Income Support
• you or your partner receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based)
• you or your partner receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
• you or your partner receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
• you are awarded Universal Credit and meet the criteria on earnings limit
• you or your partner 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.

Optometrists recommend that most people should get their eyes tested every two years. However, in some circumstances, they may recommend more frequent NHS sight tests; for example, if you:
• are a child wearing glasses
• have diabetes
• are aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma
• are aged 70 or over

NHS-funded mobile eye tests
Some people are entitled to an NHS-funded mobile sight test (also known as a domiciliary sight test), where the ophthalmic practitioner comes to visit you:
• in your own home
• at a residential or care home
• at a day centre

If you qualify for a free NHS sight test, you may be entitled to mobile services:
• at home: if you’re unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
• at a residential or care home: if you normally live there and you’re unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
• at a day centre: if you would have difficulty getting a sight test from an optometrist at their practice because of physical or mental illness or disability, or because you have difficulty communicating your health needs without help

Proving your entitlement to a free NHS eye test
When you go for your sight test, tell your ophthalmic practitioner that you’re entitled to a free NHS sight test. They will give you a form called GOS1 to fill in and sign.

You may be asked to show proof that you’re entitled to a free NHS sight test. For more information, see NHS help with health costs - Eyecare entitlements.