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Eye tests for employees

The leading Mobile Opticians in Essex & London.

At Templeman Opticians, we understand the importance of taking care of your employees’ eye health. That’s why we offer on-site eye testing for those who use display screen equipment as a regular part of their job.

As per Health and Safety Executive guidelines, employers are obligated to arrange for an eye test for those who request one and provide glasses if needed for DSE work. With our mobile opticians, we can conveniently come to your business or company in Essex or London to perform these tests and ensure that your employees have clear vision for their daily tasks.

Not only does this benefit your employees in terms of their eye health, it can also increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Don’t wait any longer – contact us today to schedule an eye testing session for your team.


Incorrect use of DSE or poorly designed workstations or work environments can lead to pain in necks, shoulders, backs, arms, wrists and hands as well as fatigue and eye strain, and can cause tired eyes, discomfort, temporary short sightedness and headaches.

DSE work is visually demanding, and it can also make users aware of eyesight problems they had not previously noticed – including changes in eyesight that happen with age.

Every year across Europe some 123 million workdays are lost through eye-related absenteeism, according to the European Forum Against Blindness, which makes a compelling case for regular and thorough eye health screening.

Meanwhile, the Vision Council argues that poor vision results in 32 times more lost productivity than absenteeism so, as well as being a legal obligation, it is in the best interests of both employers and employees that regular and comprehensive eye examination takes place.

Around 13.8 million people in the UK are not having their eyes tested periodically while, at the same time, studies have shown that receiving glasses can increase productivity by around 35%.

Jeremy Chadwick, Managing Director, EMEA at VSP Vision Care, says:”We take the everyday use of DSE for granted, and often use it for long periods of time without a break.

“HSE regulations tell us that this is incorrect however, and employers should put in place the relevant safeguards for all employees who use DSE regularly and as a sustained part of their daily work routines.”

Under the law, an employer must provide an eyesight test for a DSE user if they request one, and must also pay for the test. This should be a full eye and eyesight test by an optometrist or doctor, including a vision test and an eye examination.

It is up to the employer how they provide the test. For example, they could let users arrange the tests and reimburse them for the cost later, or they could send all their DSE users to one optician.

Employers must pay for glasses for DSE work if the test shows an employee needs special glasses prescribed for the distance the screen is typically viewed at.

These can be carried out as part of comprehensive eye examination and regular eye health checks, which are increasingly seen as being essential to employee wellbeing programmes.

In our company, we offer employee eye care services through our mobile opticians in Essex and London.

 By providing on-site eye tests and glasses specifically for display screen equipment, we can ensure that your employees are able to work comfortably and efficiently at their desks.

Not only does this comply with HSE guidelines, but it also benefits your company by reducing the risk of eyestrain and other vision-related issues among your staff.

 Our mobile opticians provide convenience and flexibility, allowing us to come to your workplace at a time that suits you.

Investing in the eye health of your employees not only meets legal obligations, but it also shows a commitment to their well-being and overall job satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about our employee eye care services.

At Templeman Opticians, we understand the importance of taking care of your employees’ eye health. That’s why we offer on-site eye testing for those who use display screen equipment as a regular part of their job.

As per Health and Safety Executive guidelines, employers are obligated to arrange for an eye test for those who request one and provide glasses if needed for DSE work. With our mobile opticians, we can conveniently come to your business or company in Essex or London to perform these tests and ensure that your employees have clear vision for their daily tasks.

Having on site employee eye tests carried out at your company can offer a number of benefits. Not only will it save staff time travelling to and from the opticians, but it will also keep down time to a minimum. Here are some of the other benefits of having on site employee eye tests:

-Convenience-
One of the main benefits of having on site employee eye tests is convenience. Rather than staff having to take time out of their day to travel to an opticians, they can simply have their eyes tested at work. This saves them both time and money, as well as being more convenient for them.

-Less Disruption-
Another benefit of having on site employee eye tests is that it minimises disruption. If staff members have to leave work to go for an eye test, it can disrupt the flow of work and cause problems with deadlines. Having the tests carried out on site means there is no need for staff to take time out of their day, which helps to keep productivity levels high.

-Improved morale-
On site employee eye tests can also improve morale among staff members. If employees feel that their company is taking care of their health and wellbeing, they are likely to be more engaged and motivated in their work. This can lead to improved productivity and better results for the company as a whole.

As you can see, there are a number of benefits to having on site employee eye tests carried out at your company. From convenience and less disruption, to improved morale and productivity, there are many reasons why you should consider this option for your business. If you would like more information about our on site employee eye testing service, please get in touch with us today on 01268 777729.

In our company, we offer mobile optician services for businesses and companies in Essex and London. This means that we can come to your workplace and provide employees with their necessary eye tests.
These tests are important for those who regularly use display screen equipment, as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive. Not only does this ensure that your employees are able to work comfortably and efficiently, but it also fulfills your legal obligations as an employer.
Our mobile optician services make it easy for you to provide this important benefit to your employees. No need for them to take time off or travel to a separate location – we can come right to their workspace.
Investing in the eye health of your employees not only benefits them, but it can also benefit your business overall. Make sure you are fulfilling your responsibilities and offering this important service to your team. Contact us today to learn more about our mobile optician services.

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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 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.

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.