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eye tests / glasses after baby - do we have to pay?

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annady Wed 16-Sep-09 13:12:54

i really need to get my eyes tested and will inevitably need to get glasses. i had a baby a few months ago so get free prescriptions, but does anyone know if this extends to eyes tests / specs?
just so i'm not completely clueless when i go into the optician!
thanks in advance,
a x

trellism Wed 16-Sep-09 13:20:04

Sadly, you don't. You probably should, but you don't.

Your employer might give you an eye test voucher though, if you're on maternity leave.

IdrisTheDragon Wed 16-Sep-09 13:21:53

You need to pay. You can often get vouchers for half price/free sight checks in local newspapers though.

Seona1973 Wed 16-Sep-09 13:28:10

if you are in scotland they are free anyway

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