Eye tests for NHS patients

At Bater & Stout Opticians, we provide free eye examinations and (if eligible) free or discounted spectacles to NHS patients in Swansea, Neath, Morriston, Swansea Valley, Pontardawe and Gower.

We understand just how important your eyesight is to you, and maintaining the health of your eyes and your vision with regular eye tests is vital.

You will qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:

  • You're aged under 16
  • You're aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • You're aged 60 or over
  • You're registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
  • You've been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • You're 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • You've been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you're at risk of glaucoma
  • You're a prisoner on leave from prison
  • You're eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist can advise you on your entitlement.

You're also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

  • Receive Income Support
  • Receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not contribution-based)
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Are awarded Universal Credit
  • Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2
  • Are named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3)

Those who require specialist lenses could also be eligible for NHS assistance. To find out if you qualify for a free NHS eye test, please visit NHS Choices

If you are entitled to NHS assistance, you can book your eye test with Bater & Stout today by calling 0800 023 5540 or emailing eyes@baterandstoutopticians.co.uk.