NHS Optical Voucher

You may get help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses if you:

  • are aged under 16, or aged 16-18 and in full-time education
  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (we will advise on your entitlement)


You may also get an NHS optical voucher if:

  • You receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution-based).
  • You receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
  • You receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.
  • You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate.
  • You are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2).


People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to NHS optical vouchers.