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Specialists in Digital FreeForm lenses
EYE CARE FOR ALL THE FAMILY
EYE CARE FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Private and NHS eye examinations

Eye examinations are very important as a primary health care screening service, not just for those who wear spectacles.  Conditions such as high blood pressure, brain tumours and cancer of the colon can all show signs inside the eyes, as well as local conditions like glaucoma and cataract, so regular eye examinations play a very important role in general health care. 

 

Conditions such as dyslexia, epilepsy and migraine can also be significantly improved by spectacles and tints, but the first step is to have an eye examination.

 

 

At Buckingham Opticians we offer half-hourly tests, so you won't feel hurried or rushed.  We can examine patients of any age from birth, have a wealth of experience and treat everyone with dignity and respect.  Some people are very nervous about having their eyes examined, especially young children or patients for whom it is their first test, so we try to make it as enjoyable a process as we can.  We can examine children who do not know their letters; we can examine patients who cannot speak English; we can examine deaf patients; we can examine patients with learning disabilities.

 

If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a ring or send an email.

 

We are here to help.

NHS Eye Examination Entitlements:

  • Children under 16
  • Students under 19 in Full-Time education
  • Patients over 60
  • Patients receiving the following benefits:
    • Income Support
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    • Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance
    • Tax Credit with a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
    • Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Patients with a valid HC2 Certificate
  • Patients registered blind or partially sighted
  • Patients with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Patients considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist
  • Patients aged over 40 with a close relative (parent, sibling or child) with glaucoma
  • Patients on leave from prison
  • Patients with a complex lens prescription as specified under the NHS optical voucher scheme

 

The following groups of patients are also entitled to help towards the cost of their spectacles or contact lenses from the NHS optical voucher scheme:

  • Children under 16
  • Students under 19 in Full-Time education;
  • Patients receiving the following benefits:
    • Income Support
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    • Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance
    • Tax Credit with a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
    • Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Patients with a valid HC2 Certificate;
  • Patients with a complex lens prescription as specified under the NHS optical voucher scheme 

 

Please remember we are not experts in Government benefits, but we will advise you as best we can.  Claims are checked by the NHS, and fraudulent claims can be subject to repayment and fines.

183 Hallgate

Cottingham

East Yorkshire

HU16 4BB


Tel.: 01482 841359

Email:

buckingham183@buckingham183.karoo.co.uk

 

453 Anlaby Road

Hull

East Yorkshire

HU3 6AS

 

Tel.:  01482 566451

E-Mail: info@buckingham453.karoo.co.uk

Business hours

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00

14:00 - 17:00

Alternate Saturdays 09:00 - 12:30

 

Home visits available

All business hours may be changed at short notice; please ring us to confirm.

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