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Document Can I get help towards the cost of repairing or replacing my glasses?

Regardless of your age, you may be able to get help towards the cost of repairing or replacing your glasses, when the breakage or loss is due to illness.

To be considered for this help, please send us:
  • a receipt showing the date the repair or replacement was supplied and the amount paid; and
  • the name and address of the optician who supplied the glasses; and
  • a letter explaining the cause of the breakage or loss.
This would be sent to:

Help With Health Costs,
NHS Business Services Authority,
Bridge House,
152 Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

The paying authority responsible for your refund will decide whether you are eligible to receive a refund on these grounds.

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