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For further information please contact:

NHSgeneralophthalmicservicesmailbox@gov.scot or 0131 244 2895

Help with the cost

Help with the cost of glasses/contact lenses under the NHS is by way of a voucher scheme targeted at certain categories of people. Those automatically entitled to a voucher, where required, are:

  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Full-time students aged 16, 17 or 18
  • Those prescribed complex lenses

Others on low incomes may be entitled to a voucher. The leaflets 'Are You Entitled to Health with Health Costs' and 'A Quick Guide to Help with Health Costs' provide more information: