mat b1

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  1. rosey

    rosey Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if you can use the mat b certificate to get your eyes tested?
     
  2. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can x
     
  3. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    No, eye testing isn't free when ur pregnant as the hormones can make ur eyes change. It's in dental and prescriptions that r free xx
     
  4. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    Really? I'm sure I got a free eye test last time??? Maybe I made that up ;) x
     
  5. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    Lol no I looked into it, even phoned and asked! Just prescriptions and dental.
     
  6. Laura_C

    Laura_C Well-Known Member

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    No I didn't get a free one either! I wear glasses and thought the fact that hormones can change your eyesight you would think it would be included :/
     
  7. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    That's poo! I was going to go and get an eye test, won't bother now x
     
  8. lyndsey_28

    lyndsey_28 Well-Known Member

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    its a shame really that it doesnt but u need to have the exemtion card thingy anyhow to get these things not a Mat b1 as i was told, not that i have needed at the moment but due for dentist soon so will have to get it out then and give it a flash :) xx
     
  9. Laura_C

    Laura_C Well-Known Member

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    WSS ^^^

    The MAT B1 is for your employer or to help claim maternity allowance from the government. The prescription exemption thing is a different form, most GP's do one automatically or your MW at your first appt so you get the card through a few weeks later xx
     
  10. Nonabean

    Nonabean Well-Known Member

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    I thought everyone was entitled to a free eye test once every two years? Or is that just in Scotland...
     
  11. leesey

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    That's what I was going to say too, maybe it is just Scotland. I thought it was everywhere! xx
     
  12. BevG

    BevG Well-Known Member

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    well in wales we get free perscriptions anyway, free dental when preg and nothing towards eyes. i had to get glasses for distance while pg and had to pay full cost.
     
  13. hellywelly

    hellywelly Well-Known Member

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    I had eye test on Friday cause I had a free voucher through the post (nothing to do with being preg) and I asked if I'd have gotten it free anyway due to pregnancy and apparently not, just dental as said before. And check with dentist what you need to take with you for free treatment/prescriptions - mine are happy to take a copy of the mat B1 but some demand that special card off your midwife that other people on here have talked about.
     
  14. Laura_C

    Laura_C Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately in England you get pretty much sod all! Just free prescriptions and dental - reminds me I must book a dental appt whilst it's free! You still have to pay for a scrape and polish though as they class it as cosmetic these days so it's a private cost!!
     
  15. xMrsxCx

    xMrsxCx Well-Known Member

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    Tesco opticians do free eye tests..x
     
  16. lyndsey_28

    lyndsey_28 Well-Known Member

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    not at my dentist, its free with card thingy :) xx
     
  17. Laura_C

    Laura_C Well-Known Member

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    My dentist is obv just a knob!! I had to pay £30 even though I had my exemption card!
     

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