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3 Queen Street

Hadleigh
Ipswich, Suffolk
IP7 5DZ

Tel: 01473 823755

Eligibility for NHS services

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

  • - Aged 60 or over
  • - Aged under 16
  • - Aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education
  • - Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • - Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
  • - Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
  • - Registered blind or partially sighted
  • - Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • - Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits or Universal Credit   and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • - On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

We provide NHS funded mobile sight tests. If you are eligible for an NHS funded sight test, you may obtain mobile services as follows:

  • - At home: if you are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
  • - At a residential or care home: if you normally live there and you are unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
  • - At a day centre: if you would have difficulty in obtaining sight testing services from practice premises because of physical or mental illness or disability or because of difficulties in communicating your health   needs unaided.

Please ask for information regarding NHS services by telephoning 01473 823755

If you have seen a particular practitioner before you may be able to request to see them again.