For Bookings & Support call us on ☎ 01268 777729

NHS Home eye tests from a Family run In dependant home visit opticians, Est since 1969.

We Service: HOME EYE TESTS i.e like Specsavers home visit, Boots home visit & Visioncall. 

our dedication to providing a genuine caring service has been consistent for over 50 years! 

If you, or someone you know, are unable to leave home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability, we can come to you. 

You are eligible for a free home visit with us if you meet the relative criteria.

Click below to find out more.

Frequently asked questions
About Home Eye Tests

  • Unable to leave home unaccompanied or
  • Require a home visit on account of a physical or mental disability

And you fall into one of the categories for a free NHS sight test listed below:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma
  • 40 or over with a direct relative with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • Prescribed a complex lens.

or you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
  • Working Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • Child Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • You are named on a NHS certificate for full or partial help with health costs (HC2/3)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

Templeman Opticians is based in rayleigh, in the heart of Essex of England.

your telephone call will be answered by either Wendy or Fred Templeman both partners of an indepedant family run business.

They will be more than happy to answer all your questions and to book an appointment.

you will receive a complete home eye examination and health check, usually taking between 30 to 50 mins.

After your eye test at home our optician will discuss the results and also give you a copy of your prescription.

With over 1000 different glasses frame styles, brands, variations, sizes and colours.

Our Home visiting opticians are fully qualified and experienced in conducting eye care & eye tests at home.

  • You will always see the same friendly faces on your home Visit.
  • None of our opticians or assistants work on commission base. 
  • We believe you deserve expert eye care without a hurried service or pressure to deal with sales staff. 
  • Our Friendly fully qualified optometrists bring a smile

No, for a home eye test with Templeman Opticians you only simply need to call our number on 01268 777729.

T`here is no paperwork to fill in and you will not be charged for your home eye test as its funded and supported by the NHS.

When your new glasses are ready you will receive a call from wendy arranging a date and time that’s convenient with you to deliver your new glasses.

Then you will receive another home visit to deliver them and ensure they fit comfortably from our dispensing optician.

Not everyone who has an home eye tests needs a new pair of glasses. However, if your prescription has changed or you’d like to update your glasses, you can choose from a wide range of frames and lenses in the comfort of your own home.

Your optometrist will not rush you and will always make sure that they help you find the right pair of glasses that suits you best.

After this your opticians will discuss your different lens options and tell you the total price with no hidden extras. Using your NHS Optical Voucher could not be easier. 

We service NHS Optical Vouchers i.e like specsavers home visits, boots home visits & vision call. ☑

91% of our patients are entitled to free spectacles (provided by NHS)

Below are the benefits you will receive from us as a small Essex based family run business;

We specialise in home visits opticians services & Home eye tests focused on improving the eye care of people over 60! 

  • None of our opticians or assistants work on commission base.
  • You will always see the same friendly faces.
  • We believe you deserve expert eye care without a hurried service or pressure to deal with sales staff.
  • Friendly fully qualified optometrists bring a smile with all of the latest sight testing equipment to each appointment ensuring the best service is given.
  • you will receive a complete expert eye care examination and health check, usually taking between 30 to 50 mins.
  • With over 200 different frame styles, brands, variations, sizes, and colours.

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Nearest optician to me - Templemans Opticians in Brentwood

If you are still able to visit a normal high street Optician and would like to receive expert eye care. We highly recommend you visit James & Neel @ Templeman Opticians in Brentwood the Nearest optician to me

See the experts that specialize in home visits and have more experience than most of our competitors combined!

Extensive knowledge with dementia and we are also able to train the care home staff. Making home eye care a priority 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. 

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Areas We Service: home eye tests & send our mobile / Home Visit Opticians

England, Essex, Suffolk, London, Sudbury, Ipswich, Clacton on sea, Maldon, Canvey island, Saffron Walden, Braintree, Colchester, Harwich, Clacton on Sea, Walton-on-naze, Harlow, Witham, Chelmsford, Billericay, Brentwood, Basildon, Grays, Southend-on-sea & Stansted.

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Our team of specialist mobile opticians can come to those who can’t visit us in store unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability.

In order to be eligible for a home visit, you or someone you know might:

  • have a condition that stops you from leaving your home unaccompanied due to poor health, or

  • be living with a diagnosed mental health condition that prevents you from leaving your home without the assistance of another person, or

  • be housebound or bedbound due to a physical disability

What do we mean by a physical or mental illness?

There are many conditions and reasons why someone might not able to leave their home unaccompanied. It’s best to talk to us about your situation so we can determine if you do meet the criteria, but to try and help make it a little clearer, here are a few examples. Conditions may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness
  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help

Whatever the reason is, if you or someone you know can’t leave the home without the assistance of another person, then get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to have a home eye test.

Who qualifies for a free home eye test?

Those who have a physical or mental illness which prevents you from leaving your home unaccompanied.

Those who are eligible for free NHS-funded eye test by checking the criteria below.

The majority of our customers qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. See if you do by checking if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on the entitlement)

*You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Who does not qualify for our home visit service?

No matter what condition you have, if you are physically able to leave your home on your own without needing help or assistance of another person, you will not qualify for a free NHS-funded home eye test.

We are also unable to visit patients in hospital.

Our team of specialist mobile opticians can come to those who can’t visit us in-store unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability.


In order to be eligible for a home visit, you or someone you know might:

  • have a condition that stops you from leaving your home unaccompanied due to poor health, or

  • be living with a diagnosed mental health condition that prevents you from leaving your home without the assistance of another person, or

  • be housebound or bedbound due to a physical disability


What do we mean by a physical or mental illness?


There are many conditions and reasons why someone might not able to leave their home unaccompanied. It’s best to talk to us about your situation so we can determine if you do meet the criteria, but to try and help make it a little clearer, here are a few examples. 


Conditions may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness
  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help

Whatever the reason is, if you or someone you know can’t leave the home without the assistance of another person, then get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to have a home eye test.


Who qualifies for a free home eye test?


Those who have a physical or mental illness which prevent you from leaving your home unaccompanied.

Those who are eligible for free NHS-funded eye tests by checking the criteria below.

The majority of our customers qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. 


See if you do by checking if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on the entitlement)


*You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment, and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.