What will it cost? You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if: You’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education You’re aged 60 or over You or one of your immediate family suffers from glaucoma You have been diagnosed with Diabetes You receive means tested benefits Do I qualify for a free test? What can I expect? A compressive eye examination by qualified experienced optometrists to include checks for: Cataract Glaucoma Macular degeneration A digital fundus photograph is also available with no extra charge. At the end of your your examination your will be issued with a copy of your prescription which can be used to purchase spectacles if required or an assessment for contact lenses. What do I need? We would ask that you bring with you; Proof of your NHS entitlement if applicable Any current glasses Any current contact lenses Copies of your previous prescription if you have it? List of Medication A fee of £25 if you pay privately for your eye test And we will provide the optical expertise! Latest in technology At Elliott & Heath we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest in technology. The downstairs testing room has just had a complete refit with brand new equipment including: Latest Slit lamp for assessing the anterior eye Auto- refractor keratometer, estimates the power of the eye and measures the anterior corneal curves for accurate contact lens fitting. We also have a Digital Camera for taking retinal photographs, which are kept on file, so can be compared year after year to assess for any changes.