Your NHS Entitlement

Many opticians charge extra for their advanced eye exams that go beyond the standard NHS-qualifying sight tests. If you qualify for a free eye test, either due to the criteria below or because you have an NHS voucher, you will not pay extra for our advanced eye exam. At Bott’s Opticians, we believe that a high standard of eye testing should be available to our patients at no additional cost.

NHS Entitlement


NHS Funded eye test NHS Optical Voucher
Aged under 16
Aged 16-18 in full time education
Aged 60 or over


NHS Funded eye test NHS Optical Voucher
(Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Related Employment, Support Allowance,Unviversal Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit, Gurantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)
On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

Medical Condition

NHS Funded eye test NHS Optical Voucher
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
Eligble for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher

Contact Us

If you are unsure of whether you qualify for a free eye test under the NHS,
please speak to one of our team members who will be happy to help.