HC Deb 30 April 1984 vol 59 c52W

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration he is giving to the continued provision of free spectacles for individuals who suffer from degenerative eye diseases requiring frequent changes of spectacles.

Mr.Kenneth Clarke

No such provision has ever existed for remission of charges for glasses other than on income grounds. Those who at present get free or partially free NHS glasses on grounds of low income will continue to do so.