Why Have Regular Eye Examinations?
Many people only think to visit their optometrist if they are having difficulty seeing well. However, even if you feel you can see perfectly well, eye examinations are important in order to check the health of your eyes.
Both adults and children should have regular checks, and those who drive should also ensure that they meet the required visual standard.
Children are normally examined in practice from around the age of four. However, if you are concerned there may be a problem with your child's eyes we will be happy to see them at any age.
Many people are entitled to a free NHS eye examination. The following list of exemptions from fees may be helpful, and our staff will be pleased to advise you:
- All children under 16 years of age
- All in full-time education under 19 years of age
- All over 60 years of age
- Registered blind/partially sighted
- Diabetes sufferers
- Glaucoma sufferers
- Aged 40+ and a direct relative of a glaucoma sufferer
- Those requiring Complex Prescriptions
- Those people receiving:
- Income Support/Employment and Support Allowance
- Jobseekers Allowance/Guaranteed Pension Credit
- Tax Credits/HC2 certificates