The NHS entitlement is as follows - over 60's and children under the age of 16 are eligible for free NHS eyecare. However, many more people can also recieve free NHS eyecare and may not realise it. If any of the below applies to you, you may be eligable for a free NHS eye test and may also be eligible for a NHS glasses voucher.
OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. It is a non-invasive imaging technique used to take a detailed photo of your eye. Unlike other retinal photography, where an image may only show the very top layer of the eye, OCT allows is to see each individual layer meaning we can get a better understanding of the health of your eyes.
Find out more about OCT here.
If you are noticing a change in your vision, you should book an eye test.
An eye test is just a routine procedure that ultimately helps monitor your eye health and maintain your vision.
This will be dictated by your optician, for the majority of customers it should be every 2 years, but please follow the advice of your optician.