I'm 61 years of age....am I entitled to NHS glasses?
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
You are entitled to a free eye test through the NHS because you are over 60. You are not entitled to a voucher towards the cost of your glasses unless you are on certain benefits. If you are take proof of the benefit to the opticians and they will explain if you are eligible. Incidentally there is no such thing as NHS glasses....if eligible you are issued with a voucher towards the cost. In some practices like Specsavers there is a range of glasses where the voucher covers the total cost.