Poor vision can seriously affect your potential to learn so it is important to get your eyes checked. You should register with an optician in Chester when you arrive at university.
All students under 19 are entitled to a free, NHS funded eye examination. If you are 19 or over and in full-time education, you may still eligible for a fully funded, free eye examination. All you need to do is complete an HC1 form which is available in the practice.