Sight test and eye examination starts at £30.00. For many people this charge will not apply, for example, students under 19 in full time education, all children up to 16 and also any person over 60. Patients who have diabetes, or who are over 40 with a family history of glaucoma, should have their eyes tested every twelve months. This is also covered by the NHS.
Certain benefits also mean that this charge will not apply. In this case help is also available towards the cost of spectacles. Children and students, as defined above will also receive help towards their costs.