Quick Answer: Do Oaps Get Free Glasses?

You may be entitled to free eye tests and vouchers towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

Free sight tests are available to you if you: Are aged 60 or over.

Do pensioners get free glasses?

Being a pensioner how do I know if I qualify for free NHS glasses? If you’re on certain qualifying benefits, you’ll get a voucher towards the cost of your glasses – your optician will be able to tell you this.

Are eye tests free for pensioners?

Eligibility for free sight tests

You are entitled to free HS sight tests if you: are aged 60 or over. are a diagnosed glaucoma patient, or considered to be at risk of glaucoma (according to an ophthalmologist) aged 40 or over and with a parent, brother, sister, son or daughter diagnosed with glaucoma.

Can I get free glasses on the NHS?

Depending on what benefits you’re receiving, yes, you could receive a free NHS eye test. If you receive any of these, you’ll get eye tests for free: Income Support. Universal Credit and meet the qualifying criteria.

Do I qualify for NHS optical voucher?

You’re entitled to an optical voucher for help towards the cost of your glasses or contact lenses if you: are under 16. are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education. are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement.