Entitlement for NHS optical services in Scotland
1) In Scotland, the sight test is free to all. For visits at home (‘domiciliary’ visits), you are eligible for free eye tests as long as you are unable to visit a high street optician unattended.
2) Are you in receipt of the appropriate benefits? You are entitled to 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.