Lost or damaged glasses or contact lenses:
You can get vouchers for most repairs or replacement if you are under 16 years old.
If you are 16 years of age or older, a repair replacement voucher may be claimed if the loss and damage was caused by an illness or disability. Special permission from the PCT should be obtained.
You may be entitled to help through the NHS low income scheme. You will need to complete form HC1 available from us, or from any NHS practice (such as your GP), or by calling the NHS directly on 0845 610 1112. After submitting the completed HC1 form to the NHS in the prepaid envelope provided, and if you qualify, you may be sent an HC2 or HC3 certificate.
Please note that the following benefits on their own DO NOT automatically entitle you to help with the cost of an NHS Sight test, glasses or contact lenses. However you may be able to apply for a HC2 or HC3 certificate under the low income scheme as above:
- Incapacity Benefit
- Contribution based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit Savings Credit
- Contribution based Employment and support Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance.
- Proof of entitlement
- War Pensions (Special arrangements apply to war pensioners. Please ask us for details.)
Please note - On attendance you will be asked to show proof that you are entitled to a free NHS sight test and voucher.