NHS Sight Tests

You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:

You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

Proving your entitlement to a free NHS eye test

When you go for your eye test, tell your optician that you’re entitled to a free NHS sight test.
They will give you a form called a GOS1 to fill in and sign.

You may be asked to show proof that you’re entitled to a free NHS sight test.
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Those groups highlighted above may also be entitled to an optical voucher towards the cost of spectacles or contact lenses. The value of the voucher depends on the strength of the optical prescription and the type of lens needed.

The optometrist issues vouchers when there is a clinical change in prescription, or when spectacles have been damaged through wear and tear.