Regular eye tests are important because your eyes don't usually hurt when something is wrong. A sight test is a vital health check for your eyes that can pick up early signs of eye conditions before you're aware of any symptoms – many of which can be treated if found early enough.

Optometrists recommend that most people should get their eyes tested every two years.

However, in some circumstances, they may recommend more frequent NHS sight tests; for example if you:

  • are a child wearing glasses
  • have diabetes
  • are aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma
  • are aged 70 or over

To find out where your nearest opticians is, click the link below and type in your postcode:



For more information on eye tests visit the NHS England website by clicking the link below: