Covid-19 Updates for Templeman Opticians 

For the safety of our patients and staff, we have taken the difficult decision, after 30+ years of continuous community service across our business, to temporarily close our practice doors for all routine appointments.

An emergency service is still available. Please contact us to arrange an appointment, if:

• your vision has suddenly changed or become blurry
• you have a painful or red eye
• you have been advised to attend this practice by NHS 111 or another healthcare professional for urgent eye care
• you have broken or lost your glasses and need a replacement pair to function
• you have a problem with your contact lenses

We can then assess how best to meet your needs.

Eye Emergency Advice Line
As the NHS clinical burden continues to grow, we will be providing telephone triage and advice to anyone we are able to assist. This includes our patient-family, their friends and anyone who reaches out for assistance. This service will be provided free of charge and is open to anyone.

Please keep safe. We look forward to seeing you on the other side when life returns back to normal.

eye tests from the comfort of your own home

Why choose templeman Opticians? honest Advise Given At All Times!

  • Nothing is ordered without the consent of the family of latter.
  • All glasses are professionally labelled with the patient’s name, date and intended use. we even label the case with the patients name, intended use and description of the glasses.
  • Finally your glasses are hand delivered within 5-10 working days. Included a free collection and repair service.
  • We provide  a Vision and clinical Report on all of our patients, to be put with their care plans.
  • We have an extensive experience in working with elderly patients including those with dementia, mental health problems and learning difficulties and we fully understand and have a sympathetic approach that is required.
  • At all times we understand the need to safeguard older, more vulnerable patients who live in care homes, as their needs are different from those of other older people.

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 visit eye care 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.

heres What our patients have to say... ☑

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 Lesley Young – 20 Feb 2020

I have used Templeman opticians for years now and put my complete faith in them.. my lenses are the best I’ve ever had and wouldn’t have any other type.. cannot fault the advice, the customer service and friendliness I’ve received over the years from this opticians.. would highly reccomend…

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 Carole Fowler – 17 Jan 2020

Excellent service, friendly, helpful staff, lovely people. Loved the new digital varifocals, so pleased with our new glasses ! Very pleased we found Templeman mobile Opticians. Nevermind Specsavers, go to Templemans!!! Also helped reglaze my old frames, very happy with them. Wouldn’t go anywhere else now xxx

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Trudi Holloway – 1 Jan 2020

I have been using this friendly family run business for quite a few years. Easy access to appointments, latest technology for eye tests and a brilliant variety of, competitively priced,branded frames. Excellent aftercare service for adjustments/repairs etc.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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 in 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 thats 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 optician 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. 

Eye health tips for people over 60!

Home Visit Opticians that specialises in the eye care to the elderly and housebound.


Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we’re 65.

If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there’s a better chance your sight will remain clear.

Have regular eye tests

An eye test is not just good for checking whether your glasses are up-to-date. It’s also a vital check on the health of your eyes.

An eye test can pick up eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, as well as general health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

The good news is that if you’re 60 or over, you can have a free NHS eye (sight) test as often as you need one.

  • This is normally every year but may be more often in certain circumstances.
  • Your optometrist will be able to advise you as to how often you need to be seen.
  • If you can’t leave your home because of illness or disability, you can have an NHS eye test at home.
  • Contact Templeman Opticians on 01268 777729 to find out if they can visit you at home,

to find out more about eye tests.

Wear the right lenses

An eye test will establish whether you need a different prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.

It’s important to wear the correct prescription lenses. This will improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of accidents such as falls.

You may be entitled to help with the cost of NHS glasses or contact lenses, so ask your optician about this.


Eye test at home specialists

No matter where you are templeman opticians can deliver the eye care you need

  • nHS optical vouchers accepted
  • family run independant mobile opticians
  • Individual Appt, Care Homes, NHS and Private Appointments
  • eyecare service to those who cannot get to us
  • qualified, experienced opticians visit you in your own home
  • free home visit service for patients in Essex

Family run In dependant Mobile Opticians Est. since 1970

Essex,  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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