Entitlement for NHS optical services in England
1) If you are aged 60 or over you are entitled to an eye examination under NHS regulations.
2) Are you in receipt of the appropriate benefits? You are entitled to an NHS optical voucher/ NHS spectacles:
3) If you do not come under any of these categories you may be privately funded. If you are 60 or over you are still entitled to eye tests under NHS regulations, although you may have to pay for glasses. An authorisation/ invoice sheet will be left on the day of testing for you or alternatively, if a power of attorney’s details are provided, we can contact them directly.
|Ask the Doctor – Dr. Scott Mackie shares the key facts on Glaucoma (30th April 2013)|
Glaucoma is not one but a range of common diseases which is usually painless and symptoms often go unnoticed until the disease is more advanced. However, modern drugs can halt the progression of Glaucoma and modern equipment can identify the risk factors.