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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 13:16 
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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!!


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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 13:20 
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I agree, I think the system is very unfair. When I was dental nursing I used to feel awful telling students they had to pay for their treatment, there was a form they could fill in to see if they could claim their costs back, but more often then not they couldnt, or would only be able to claim back a small amount :(

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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 15:48 
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I know the feeling.

When I was pregnant and at college I had to pay for opticians and dentist because nobody told me that I didnt have to!

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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 16:35 
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suppose on of the benefits of being Scottish. Free eye tests!

Sounds daft but has she looked in Asda for her new glasses???? We wear continous wear contacts - costing £23 a month in Vision Express and are just £7 a month in Asda. There glasses were really cheap and quite fashionable too.
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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 23:18 
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kathrync wrote:
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! :shock:

It is rediculous :!:

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2010 09:23 
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fiffes wrote:
suppose one of the benefits of being Scottish. Free eye tests!



Makes up for the freakin' snow :lol: Always makes me laugh when the big chain opticians obviously have to have the same posters up in their windows and they have FREE EYE TEST TODAY signs up :lol:

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