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Free NHS Eye Test Hounslow
Free NHS Eye Care and Eyecare Club Membership

Eye tests are a vital vision and health check which should be part of everyone’s routine health care. They not only help make sure you can see clearly, but also provide an overview of your overall health by showing the early signs of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and more.


Eye tests are extremely important during childhood because it means potential problems with vision can be diagnosed early. This improves the chances of successful treatment if needed. Read more in our Signs children need an eye examination blog.


Because eye tests are so important, if you find it difficult to pay for an eye test, glasses or contact lenses, you may be eligible for free NHS Eye Care. NHS help is available for certain groups of people. You must check that you're entitled to free NHS Eye Care help with health costs before signing any declaration stating that you are.


FREE NHS Eye Care tests and NHS optical vouchers

You may qualify for a Free NHS eye test if you are:


  • under 16

  • under 19 in full time education

  • over 60+

  • diabetic or at risk of glaucoma

  • are aged 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma

  • have been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you're at risk of glaucoma

  • are registered as partially sighted/sight impaired or blind/severely sight impaired

  • on Income Support

  • receiving Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based)

  • receiving Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)

  • entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate

  • on Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • receiving Universal Credit and meet the criteria

  • receiving complex prescriptions (your optometrist can advise you about your entitlement)

  • are on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

You can check who qualifies for a free eye test in Hounslow or NHS Eye Care here or phone us on 020 8759 9395 If you are not sure please come in and talk to us. We can also give you a form to apply for help if any of the above does not apply to you.


How often can I get a free NHS eye test?

If you are an adult that is entitled to a free NHS eye test, this can be done once every two years or if you feel your vision has changed. Your optician may recommend a more regular test depending on your prescription and eye health. You may also be entitled to an optical voucher to help towards your glasses.

Every child under 16 years is entitled to one free eye test every two years, unless they feel their vision has changed, or more often if recommended by their optician. In addition, they can also get an optical voucher to help pay for their glasses, which means many of our glasses are completely free for children. Simply book your child's appointment with us and at the appointment we will go through the relevant NHS forms with you. 

Upgrade to your eye test to include a 3D OCT Scan

You have the chance to upgrade your eye test to include the 3D OCT scan. This gives us a chance to pick up any unwanted changes at the back of the eyes up to 4 years earlier compared to a standard eye test. It can detect general health problems such as high blood pressure and also eye conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Private eye tests

If you do not qualify for a free NHS eye test, our private eye test starts from just £35. We have a large selection of frames from budget to top designers, including Swarovski, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Guess and Gant. Repairs can often be done the same day in most cases.

Eyecare Club Membership

If you do not qualify for free eye tests, our Memberships start from just £8 a month. Our , Eyecare Club Membership Scheme is there to encourage regular Eye tests and/or regular contact lens tests for both eyeglass and contact lens wearers. They allow us to see you more regularly for your eyecare which will give you peace of mind when it comes to your eyes. You also get a special price on your glasses and eyecare products.

Our schemes are also recommended for those who need extra check-ups for their dry eyes, Blepharitis, MGD and for those who have, or have a family history of eye conditions such as Diabetes, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration etc. For more details of our Eyecare Club Membership Scheme including benefits for Spectacles Members and Contact Lens Members click here

Tips for healthy eyes


  • Have an eye exam at least every 2 years (or for under 16s every year) or as recommended by an Optician

  • See an Optician urgently if you notice sudden pain or changes in your eyes or vision

  • Never rub your eyes

  • For more tips find us on Facebook, Twitter, our Blog, or Sign up to our newsletter

Call 020 8759 9395 for more details of our eye test Hounslow services. Alternatively, you can book an eye test appointment online.


Find us at 742 Bath Road, Cranford, Hounslow, London, TW5 9TY. Street parking on The Avenue, High Street, Berkeley Avenue or Waye Avenue. Car parks available at the Ibis Budget London Heathrow Central (TW5 9SX) and DoubleTree Hilton by Hilton London Heathrow Airport (TW5 9QE). Please check for parking conditions.


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