No, but you are entitled to free prescriptions from your doctor and free dental treatment. Visit the NHS website for more information.
Those: aged under 16 or over 60, aged under 19 in full-time education, with diabetes or glaucoma, aged 40+ with an immediate family history of glaucoma, registered blind or partially sighted, if you are named on a valid HC2 Certificate, or if you or your partner receive jobseeker's allowance, working tax credit, income support or certain pension credits. Read more about NHS eligibility here.
No, but any additional pairs of spectacles bought within three months of buying your first pair will be half price and any additonal pairs bought within four to six months of buying your first pair will include a 25% discount.
No, you may make an appointment when your next eye examination is due.
It would be in your best interests to have your spectacles dispensed where you have your eyes examined. It is often more difficult to resolve any problems you may have with your spectacles or contact lenses, where prescribing and supply are separated.
Our spectacles are guaranteed against defects due to faulty materials, workmanship or design reported within 12 months of collection. Minor repairs and adjustments will also be free of charge within this period. Some frame manufacturers also offer a 2 year guarantee.
Usually a child's first sight examination would be pre-school unless you notice any problems, e.g. squinting, excessive blinking, bumping into objects or peering closely at books or television.
Approximately 30 minutes which includes checking the general health of the eye.
No. It simply makes you more aware of the comparison between corrected and uncorrected vision.
Our recommended private eye examination is £33 including retinal photography. For those customers not requiring retinal photography, the fee is reduced to £28.
For those people entitled to an NHS funded eye examination, we recommend upgrading to our extended NHS examination which includes retinal photography. The fee for this is currently £12.30. At Eastbourne we are also able to offer Optomap Retinal Scanning at £45 when included with a private eye examination. The NHS upgrade for this service is £24.30.
At least every 2 years even if spectacles are not worn so the health of the eyes can be checked. Earlier retests are often advised by Opticians for a variety of reasons.
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