Helena went for an eye test this morning and fortunately had a voucher printed off for a Free Eye Test so didn't have to pay for one. However if she'd needed new glasses (she only wears really low prescription ones for the seeing the board/screens in Uni), she would have had to have paid full price for everything. I think it's flipping stupid that everyone else on benefits/low income gets something towards the cost of glasses but students who are on a ridiculously low income and living off loans which they have to pay back, get nothing!!
I used to have bad eye problems whilst at uni, but I could never afford the eye tests or the glasses/lenses. It was only when I finished uni and got a job afterwards that I was able to afford eye care and lenses with my first pay cheque!
It is rediculous