Do I have to pay for my eye examination?

Eye examinations are free for everyone on the NHS. You may be charged if you wish a second eye examination before the recommended NHS test interval unless you have a good reason (for example, you feel that your vision has changed). You may be charged for contact lens aftercare appointments depending on the payment plan for your contact lenses.

How often should I get my eyes tested?

The NHS recommend you get your eyes tested in the following intervals:

•Up to age 16  every year

•Age 16-60 every two years

•Age 60 – 70 every year or every two years depending on your optician’s recommendation

•Age 70+ every year

You should also have a yearly examination if you are diabetic.

If you are uncertain as to how often you should get your eyes tested please ask a member of staff.