Greater choice for NHS customers

Specsavers has offers for customers who have NHS support towards the cost of their glasses. Ask your optician about whether you are eligible when you have an eye test.

Using your NHS entitlement to buy glasses online

Enter the details into the website exactly as they are on your GOS3 form and bring the original NHS form to your fitting appointment. This will reduce the amount that you are charged through the website accordingly. If your details have been entered incorrectly, the amount you may be charged could be affected. If you do not bring the form into the store, you will be charged the full amount for your glasses.

Many people are also entitled to free eye examinations

  • Under-16s.
  • Under-19s in full-time education.
  • Over 60s.
  • People (or partners of people) who receive certain benefits.
  • Holders (or partners of holders) of an exemption certificate (HC2).
  • People who need certain complex lenses.
  • People diagnosed diabetic or with glaucoma.
  • People aged 40 or over who are the brother, sister or child of a diagnosed glaucoma patient.

Everyone should have an eye examination every two years as it is a vital health check. If you are eligible for free NHS eye examinations and it is less than two years since your last test, then you should check with your optician when you make an appointment to find out if you can have another free NHS eye examination. The NHS will routinely pay for more frequent eye examinations for certain groups of people - for example:

  • if you have diabetes
  • if you are aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma
  • if you are over 70
  • or if you are having particular problems with your vision

If it is less than two years since your last test and you have any concerns about your vision or eye health, then talk to your optician to find out if you may be eligible for a free NHS eye examination

Ask your optician about NHS glasses support when you have an eye examination or to find out more, contact the NHS at, or your local health authority.

Free NHS eye examinations in Scotland

Eye examinations in Scotland are paid for by the Scottish government.
To find out more go to and search for ‘eye examinations’.

*Free eye tests not available in the Channel Islands.