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HOME EYE TESTS AVAILABLE DURING LOCKDOWN

We are an essential healthcare home visit provider that remains open for all-optical requirements.

If you or someone you know needs our support, please phone us on 01268 777729.

Home Visit Eligibility

Persons who are over the age of 60, and who are physically or mentally disabled are eligible for a free home eye examination. Templeman Opticians provide a wide range of spectacles and lens options.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for a free NHS eye test, please see our eligibility page.

Templeman Opticians offer you Free eye test over 60 with a flexible approach to modern home visit optics, ensuring a reliable caring service to the elderly & care homes when receiving their home eye test.

If you’re 60 or over you qualify for a free NHS eye examination and you will not have to pay anything for your eye test.

For your home visit fill out the simple appointment form on this page, we’ll contact you either by email or telephone to confirm your booking and ask for your home address. 

Alternatively, you can give us a call to find book your home visit appointment on 01268 777729.

If you're 60 or over you qualify for a free NHS eye examination and you will not have to pay anything for your eye test.

What happens during an eye test at home?

In order for you to receive a personal and professional service, we aim to:

  • Conduct thorough and professional eye examinations to the same standard as you would expect in a high street practice.
  • Carry out the examination with the latest optical equipment in the comfort of your own home.
  • Provide examinations carried out by an Optometrist registered with the British College of Optometrists.
  • Provide a prompt and responsive locally based service.
  • Work closely with local GPs and eye clinics. 
  • Offer an extensive range of very competitively priced frames and lens.
    Encourage clients to use their own frames where possible.
  • Providing training to carers on how they can maximise quality of sight and an explanation of common eye diseases.

The UKs No.1 Home Visit Opticians

Your home eye test will last for around 40 minutes. Once your prescription has been determined, we’re able to offer tailor made solutions. 

The client’s home is easily transformed into a consulting room, allowing our visiting Optometrist to perform a full and comprehensive eye test at home.

We carry out thorough eye health checks on all clients, including spectacle prescription, screening for Glaucoma, Cataract, Macula Degeneration, as well as systematic disorders such as Diabetes and blood pressure.

eye tests over 60 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

Not everyone who has an eye tests needs a new pair of glasses.

However, if your prescription has changed or you’d like to update your glasses, you cxan choose from a wide range of frames and lenses in the comfort of your own home.

Your mobile 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 you will discuss your opticians your different lens options and tell you the total price with no hidden extras.

Using your NHS Optical Voucher could not be easier. 

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.

we carry out the exact same eye health services as Specsavers home visits & vision call but with more care attention and passion at all times.

Extensively trained in dealing with the elderly and members of the public who a dealing with dementia. 

Always understand the needs of the elderly & housebound and we stop at nothing to make sure their eye health is taken care of and given the full attention required. 

Templeman Opticians hold the same  certificates & licenses.

We are authorised & registered with the National Health Service complete home visit eye care and health check within Essex, UK.

Areas we service Home Eye tests within Essex UK;Saffron Walden, Braintree, colchester, Harwich, clacton on Sea, Walton-on-naze, Harlow, Witham, Chelmsford, Billericay, Brentwood, Basildon, Grays, Southend-on-sea & Stansted.

Below are the benefits you will receive from us as a small Essex-based family-run Optician.

Only specialising in home visits & Mobile opticians services.

Purely focused on Home eye tests and improving the eye care of people over 60! 

  • None of our optometrists or assistants work on a commission base.
  • You will always see the same friendly faces on your visit.
  • We believe you deserve expert eye care without a hurried service or pressure to deal with aggressive sales staff.
  • Friendly fully qualified experienced optometrists bring a smile with all of the latest sight testing equipment to each appointment ensuring the best service is given.
  • you will always receive a complete expert eye care examination and health check, usually taking between 30 to 50 mins.
  • With over 2000 different frame styles, brands, variations, sizes, and colours.
NHS qualified home visit professionals
Home eye test customer satisfaction
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All Measures In Place To Keep You Safe.

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Areas serviced: Whole Of Essex & Outer London, UK.

Extensive knowledge of 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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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.