Free Eye Tests

Eligibility

If you are a UK resident, you can get a free NHS eye examination in Scotland.

 

This is not just to test your sight - it's a thorough examination to:

  • check the health of your eyes
  • find any eye problems before they become more serious
  • look for signs of other health problems

How often should you have an NHS eye examination?

  • You can have a free eye examination once every two years if you are between 16 and 59 years old.
  • You can have a free eye examination once a year if you:
    • are under 16
    • are 60 or over
    • have ocular hypertension or diabetes
    • have glaucoma, or
    • are 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has glaucoma.

 

 

Emergencies

Whatever your eye problem your first port of call should be your optometrist. 

 

We have an excellent reputation in the community, built up over 25 years, with our local GP practices. They trust us to conduct detailed eye examination with the specialised equipment that we have in the practice. We can then prescribe medication or refer you on to the local hospital Ophthalmology department if required.

 

 

Our practice is part of Lanarkshire Eye Network Scheme (LENS). This means that if you have any concerns about your eye health, or changes to your vision, we will endeavour to make space to see you on the same day.

 

 

 

Home Visits

At present we are not providing a home visit service however please contact us to discuss your needs as we may be able to help or refer you to another provider