Looking after your eye health is something that you need to think about for the whole family. It’s one of the things that you might need to pay for, as it’s not always covered by the NHS. Regular tests can pick up on vision problems, and they also help to detect other health issues. If you want to save money on your eye health needs, there are a few different things that you can do.

Save Money on Tests

Eye tests are free for some people, but others will have to pay. Free NHS eye tests are available to everyone under 16 or between 16 and 18 in full-time education. They’re also free for people who are blind or partially-sighted and for people with diabetes or glaucoma or at risk of glaucoma. People in receipt of certain benefits also get free tests. There are also vouchers available to help you save money.

Account for Costs When Budgeting

When you are looking at your budget, remember to take eye health costs into account. If you remember to budget for tests, glasses and contact lenses, you won’t be taken by surprise when you need to pay for them. Get a good idea of what you are likely to spend on a new pair of glasses or a month’s supply of contact lenses.

Consider Insurance Carefully

Eye health insurance can be a good idea, and some people have it through their employer. It could help you to save money, but there are times when it might not. Be sure to think carefully about whether insurance will be useful.

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