Question 1 : Q: I’ve always had my eyes tested yearly since my diagnosis. I’ve now been told I can only get them tested every two years. Is that right?
A: Yes the NHS rules changed a few years ago. If you attend the eye clinic regularly there is no need to have your eyes tested yearly by your optometrist. If the consultant or the optometrist feels you still need to be seen yearly this will be arranged.
Question 2 : Q: I’ve just been diagnosed with glaucoma. Can my family be tested for free?
A: Yes. In the UK any close blood relative - a child, brother or sister - will be able to have a free eye test every two years as long as they’re over the age of 40. They don't have to bring any proof of your diagnosis.
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