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.