If you cannot visit our practice, unaccompanied, due to physical or mental disability, we can arrange to visit you at home, for a full professional eye examination.


You may qualify for a free NHS eye test at home, because of the reasons stated above, under any of the following:

You're entitled if you're:

  • aged 60 or over 
  • registered blind or partially sighted 
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma 
  • aged 40 or over and have a close relative (parent, sibling or child) with a history of glaucoma 
  • you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma 

You will also qualify for a free NHS sight test and be eligible for an optical voucher if you're:

  • aged under 16, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education 
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – To be eligible, your lenses need to be either -10/+10 dioptres or more, or prism controlled bifocal lenses
  • a prisoner on leave from prison 

If you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

  • Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not contribution based) 
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit 
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria (please click for more information)

If you're entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you don't have a certificate, you can show your award notice; you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both) and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less 
  • 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.