Handling a Contact Lens

 

You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:

  • aged 60 or over
  • aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • aged 40 or over and you are the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma, or have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher

You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if:

  • you receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)
  • you receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • you receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • you are awarded Universal Credit
  • you are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • you are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

Visual Stresss

Approximately 20% of the population suffer discomfort when looking at a page of words. This condition is known as Visual Stress. In many cases the discomfort can be reduced by changing the background to a certain colour. This can be achieved by placing a sheet of coloured plastic over the page (overlay) or by wearing coloured glasses.  R & J Moore Opticians use  ReadEZ  to diagnose and treat Visual Stress.

 

Please don’t hesitate to call R & J Opticians for more information.

 

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