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Effective from 15th October 2018

Clinical Eye Examinations Private Eyeplan member NHS*
Premium Eye Examination
With OCT, Optomap and Visual Field Assessment £115 Covered £90 Upgrade
Full Examination
With OCT and Visual Field Assessment £95 Covered £60 Upgrade
With Optomap and Visual Field Assessment £80 Covered £45 Upgrade
Standard Examination
With OCT £75 Covered £40 Upgrade
With Optomap £60 Covered £25 Upgrade
Basic Examination £35 Covered Covered
(if eligible)
Young Person Examination (aged 19 - 25) £25 Covered Covered
(if eligible)
Child £25 Covered Covered

Extra Examinations Private Eyeplan Member NHS*
Emergency Examination £20 Covered Not Covered
Dry Eye Assessment £35 Covered Not Covered
Optomap £25 Covered Not Covered
Child Optomap £15 Covered Not Covered
OCT £40 Covered Not Covered
Visual Fields £25 Covered Not Covered
Child Visual Fields £15 Covered Not Covered
Corneal Topography £20 Covered Not Covered
Eye Pressure Check £15 Covered Not Covered
Eyelash Removal £15 Covered Not Covered
Professional Measurements £25 Not Covered Not Covered

Contact Lens Examinations Private Eyeplan Contacts Member NHS*
Contact Lens Aftercare £35 Covered Not Covered
Contact Lens Aftercare plus Basic Eye Examination £60 Covered £35
Contact Lens Refit £70 Not Not Covered
Contact Lens New Fitting £105 Covered Not Covered
OrthoK Cotnact Lens Fitting £200 N/A Not Covered

Visual Stress Examinations Private Eyeplan Member NHS*
Visual Stress Assessment Part 1 £45 Covered Not Covered
Visual Stress Assessment Part 2 £40 Covered Not Covered
Visual Stress Follow Up £40 Covered Not Covered


 Our Optometrists are registered to provide NHS tests.

The NHS will fund a basic eye examination for you if you are:

  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Are 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Have been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • Are a prisoner on leave from prison
  • Are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher - your optometrist can advise you about your entitlement

The NHS will also fund a basic eye examination if you:

  • receive Income Support
  • receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • receive Tax Credits and meet the criteria*
  • receive Universal Credit and meet the criteria*
  • are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
*For more information on NHS funding eligibility and criteria click here

Please note that the NHS will only fund an eye examination if it is necessary.  Routine checkups can only be carried out on or after the exact recall date recommended at the last test.  A test can be carried out earlier than the recommended date but will only be funded by the NHS if there is a valid reason for doing so (e.g. problem with vision or change in prescription). If there is no valid reason for the early retest then the private charge will be payable.

Some benefits will also entitle you to NHS funding towards the cost of spectacles.  

Our Dispensing Opticians can advise you further.


Get it in perspective

We have two eyeballs in order to give us depth perception - comparing two images allows us to determine how far away an object is.