Free student eye tests
Routine eye tests are important regardless of your age and health!
You may or may not know that most students aren't eligible for a free NHS eye test (find out if you are here).
Luckily there's some companies that offer free eye tests.
Places you can usually get a free eye test:
- Free Tesco eye test (ring your local to book a free test)
- Free Specsavers eye test (check here for a voucher)
- Free Boots Opticians eye test (check here to see if there are any current offers)
- Free Ace and Tate eye test (check here for locations)
Obviously some of these companies will try and sell you a pair of glasses after your free consultation but you are at no obligation to do so – you can simply have your test and then leave. If you're considering getting a new pair of specs, check out our guide to buying glasses online and find out how to make savings of 50% or more.
Reasons to get an eye test:
- Great if you struggle to read lecture slides
- Stops further problems early
- Could spot diabetes or glaucoma in the early stages
Don't put it off – it's free!