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    Eye tests for relatives (over 40) of people who have had Glaucoma is apparently free at Specsavers, but do you need to have proof of a Mother/Father having had this condition? If so what kind of proof do you need?
    Thank you

    You have to be over 40 and have a relative with glaucoma to get free eye tests.
    My Mum gets this, I don't think she had to provide any evidence. Check with your optician. It could be different with each place that you go.

    I get free eye tests because I have diabetes. I haven't had to provide any evidence to the optician that I am diabetic. I just tell them that I get free eye tests on the NHS because of it.
    (I go to Boots)

    I guess if they were to investigate they could see if you are lying just to get free eye tests.

    I'm not sure if you're concerned about glaucoma and want to be tested, or if you are asking if you can get a free eye test...

    An eye test is only about £10-£20 anyway, it's the glasses can be expensive. Do you qualify for NHS exemption?

    As for proof, they will ask if there's any family history.

    If you're concerned about glaucoma because of a family history, they will likely test you for it anyway. I think most opticians do it now anyway; they will generally do a test for intraocular pressures, photograph the back of your eye, and maybe do a field of vision test.
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