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Regular eye tests are essential and should form part of your healthcare routine, like visiting the doctor or dentist. In the UK the NHS provides free eye tests for qualifying patients and in some cases they also contribute towards the cost of glasses. At Optical Express, our experienced optometrists will carry out a thorough eye test and advise you on which optical solution is right for you.

Am I entitled to a free eye test from the NHS?

If you fall into any of the following groups, the NHS will pay for the cost of your eye test:

Free Eye Tests from Optical Express

In Scotland the NHS pay for your eye test. In England and Wales an eye test is FREE with any purchase of glasses, contact lenses or sunglasses. Without purchase the cost of an eye test in England and Wales is £30.

Will the NHS contribute towards the cost of my glasses?

The NHS help certain people with the cost of their glasses. To find out if you qualify or for more information contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or ask in-store at your local Optical Express.

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