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Being a pensioner how do I know if I qualify for free NHS glasses?


Once you are over the age of 60 you are entitled to a free eye examination through the NHS, usually every two years.

If you're on certain qualifying benefits, you'll get a voucher towards the cost of your glasses - your optician will be able to tell you this when you attend your appointment or find out more information about your eligibility for an NHS optical voucher here

If not, you might still be eligible for help based on income by completing and sending off an HC1 form which you can get from any post office or your opticians. You should do this before arranging an eye test.

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