Given the importance of monitoring children’s eyesight, NHS funding is available for ALL children (and is not means tested). Children includes;
- All children under 16
- Children under 19 in full time education
At Thomas Carter Opticians, NHS funding will cover a comprehensive eye examination and retinal photography. This will involve a consultation with the Optometrist (another word for Optician). It will allow for questions to be asked and will allow the child and parent/guardian/carer to have a look at the retinal images (back of the eye).
NHS funding is also available for spectacles should they be needed. At Thomas Carter Opticians we provide a large range of spectacles that accommodate for any budget and size of frame required. We have a fashionable children’s range to ensure there are many styles available.
We can also supply basic spectacles that are fully incorporated by the NHS entitlement.
If you are over 16 years of age, and no longer in full time education, you may still be entitled to a NHS sight test. Ask our team for the NHS criteria to find if you are entitled.