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.
Approximately 20% of the population suffer discomfort when looking at a page of words. This condition is known as Meares-Irlen syndrome or 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 Meares-Irlen syndrome and Visual Stress.
Please don’t hesitate to call R & J Opticians for more information.
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