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Document How often can I get help towards the cost of an NHS-funded sight test?

You can get help towards one NHS-funded sight test every 2 years. 

However, help can also be given more frequently if you are:

  • Under 16
  • Aged 70 years or older
  • Diagnosed as diabetic
  • A diagnosed glaucoma patient
  • Aged 40 or over and are a parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a diagnosed glaucoma patient or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist as being at risk of glaucoma
Additionally, your optician can authorise an NHS-funded sight test more than once every 2 years if they deem it clinically necessary. Please discuss this directly with your optician.

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