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If over 65 could I be entitled to free glasses?

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My dad is 65, could he be entitled to free glasses?

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Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

Once you are over 60 the eye test is free through the NHS. Help is only avaible through the NHS (via a voucher issued by the optician) if your father is on certain benefits, a list of which is on the website posted below:

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/895.aspx?CategoryID=68&SubCategoryID=157

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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