Find out if you qualify for a free home test

Find out if you qualify for a free home test


England, Wales and Northern Ireland

You may qualify for a free NHS eye test at home if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability and are any of the following:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (our optician will advise on the entitlement)


All residents of Scotland are entitled to a free NHS eye test, and those who cannot leave their home unaccompanied due to physical disability or mental illness or disability can have their test provided at their normal place of residence.

NHS support towards the cost of your glasses

You may be entitled to NHS support towards the cost of your glasses if you:

  • Are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher
  • Receive Income Support
  • Receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Are named on a valid NHS Certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
Our usual price You pay
£25 FREE
£45 FREE
£69 £10
£89 £25
£99 £35
£125 £45
£149 £65
£159/£169 £75

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

At present, our home visit service does not operate in these locations.

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