Eye Tests

We know how important your eyesight is and here at Aldreds we aim to give you the highest quality of service in our field.

Being a family run business we can go that extra mile for you in all aspects of our eyecare.


Do I Qualify For A Free Eye Test

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

  • aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education 
  • aged 60 or over 
  • 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 you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma 
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher 
  • a prisoner on leave from prison

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)


If you do not enter into any of the above categories an eye test will cost you £30.



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