Eyecare and Opticians care
29 St Leonard's Rd, Far Cotton, Northampton. NN4 8DL | Tel. 01604 765 855 | Facebook Linked In
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Mark Darling Opticians

NHS or Private Eye Test

We provide both NHS and Private eye tests or checks. The NHS test covers all the essential checks in accordance with current legislation while the Private check has the added extras of an OCT scan that produces a 3D scan of the internal layers of your eye. This gives us a more comprehensive picture of the health of your eyes and allows early diagnosis of any potential issues. We offer an NHS upgrade to include this for £25 and cant recommend it highly enough.

NHS entitlements
You qualify for an NHS funded sight test if:
  • Youre under 16
  • Youre 18 and under and in full time education
  • Youre over 60
  • Youre registered blind or partially sighted
  • Youve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Youve been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • Youre over 40 and mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter have been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Youre eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher.
Youre also entitled to an NHS funded eye test if you receive:
  • income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance ( Not contribution-based )
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Income based employment and Support Allowance ( not contribution based )
  • Have a valid NHS tax exemption certificate.
  • Are named on a valid HC2
  • Partial help may be had if you have an HC3 certificate.

NHS-funded Mobile eye tests.

If you qualify for an NHS sight test then you may be entitled to mobile services at
  • Home
  • Residential care home
  • Day Centre
If youre unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability.

For all NHS tests we need to ask for proof of entitlement, although lack of evidence will not prevent you from having the test.


Opening Hours.
Mon - Thur: 8.00 - 6.00
Friday: 8.00 - 1.00
Saturday: By Appointment
29 St Leonard's Rd
Far Cotton
Tel. 01604 765 855

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