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Eye Examinations

Your eye sight is your most precious sense.

And we care about your eyes too. That’s why we offer you a thorough eye examination, which not only checks your vision to see whether any correction is required, but also checks the health of your eyes. During an eye examination, we will look for any signs of cataracts, glaucoma and other eye conditions. We can also detect other health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and vascular disease – all through the examination of your eyes!

You can choose from two types of eye examinations at Pybus Opticians:

  • Standard Eye Examination – a 30 minute appointment, which allows us time to perform a thorough eye examination and also gives us the time to listen to your problems, explain our findings and advise you on the all the options – it costs just £30 (or free if NHS funded, check below to see if you are eligible).
  • Enhanced Eye Examination – a 45 minute appointment, which includes everything in the Standard Eye Examination, PLUS an OCT eye scan, which allows us to map the back of the eye in incredibly fine detail and helps us to detect and monitor any changes to your eye health – it costs just £70 (if you are eligible for a NHS funded eye examination you can upgrade to an Enhanced Eye Examination for the cost of just £40).

You 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 (optician) can advise you about your entitlement

You are 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
  • you are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
  • People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.