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(@nigelmarian)
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Was wondering if anyone has had Cataract Surgery with or without Prescription Lens replacement here in Portugal.

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 alan
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Yes, my wife has.

She was worried before the operation, but when the bandages were removed and found that for the first time in her life she no longer needed glasses, she could not wait for the second eye to be done.

The implanted lenses include astigmatism correction.

All done with the state health system.

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@alan

Hope you dont mind me asking but what is your status here in Portugal. We have the 5 year Residencia but I thought that we would still have to pay if I wanted eye surgery. Because we are not yet UK state pension age we do not have a S1 so not in the Portuguese health system. If you prefer to email details please let me know.

 

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 alan
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@nigelmarian See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-portugal#healthcare.

We are retired and have S1. If one of you receives state pension, then the other is counted as a dependant and also has S1 status.

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(@hartmill)
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If you are officially resident here, you are entitled to the full healthcare service.

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@hartmill

As stated in the first post, we have our 5 year temporary residencia but neither of us are UK Pension age so we do not have S1

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 alan
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Please read the link from the UK Giv that I posted. In particular thus bit, :-

Healthcare

You should ensure you are properly registered for healthcare as a resident in Portugal. Private health insurance is available but is not mandatory and should not be a substitute for registering for state healthcare.

Once you are registered as a resident in Portugal, you are entitled to state healthcare. You need to register at your local health centre (centro de saúde) and get a user ID number (health number) by showing your residence certificate and your passport.

Read our guidance on how you can register for healthcare in Portugal and how the healthcare system works.

 

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@alan

Thanks Alan

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I may be wrong but, but I don´t think your age or the S1 make any difference. If you live here you are entitled. See this to obtain NHS Card https://www.acm.gov.pt/-/o-que-e-o-numero-de-utente-do-sns-e-como-obte-lo-

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@hartmill

Thank you, I will investigate further.

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