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Eye care

When you visit an optician, you'll have your sight tested by an ophthalmic practitioner, it is recommended that you have a sight test every two years, or sooner if you've been asked to do so. This is important because an eye examination can detect potentially blinding eye conditions. It is easy to neglect the eyes because they rarely hurt when there is a problem. In many cases it is not possible to restore the vision that has been lost, but it is sometimes possible to stop or slow down the loss of vision. Follow this link to find an optician near you

An NHS sight test is free of charge if clinically necessary. It is up to your ophthalmic practitioner to decide whether a sight test is necessary in your case or not. If you ask for a sight test and it is not considered clinically necessary, you may have to pay for it even if you are usually entitled to a free NHS sight test. For more information visit the entitlements and cost section on the NHS Choices website.

 

Page last updated 04 January 2017