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Contact Lenses

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances contact lenses can be obtained under the national health service.

All general opthalmic services patients may put any optical voucher to which they are entitled towards the cost of contact lenses. Under the hospital eye service patients who require contact lenses for clinical reasons will, if they are entitled to an optical voucher, get the lenses free; other patients can take advantage of the maximum charging arrangements.