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Home visit eye tests  a new flexible approach to modern home visit optics, ensuring a reliable caring service to the elderly & care homes when receiving their home eye test.

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.

What happens during an Home Visit Eye Test?

  • 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.

HOME EYE TESTS AVAILABLE DURING LOCKDOWN

We are an essential healthcare 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.

Free eye care in the comfort of your own home

Your home visit 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, Macular Degeneration, as well as systematic disorders such as Diabetes and blood pressure.

NHS Opticians Offering Free Home Eye Tests

nhs opticians

specialists in private, and NHS funded home eye care services.

We take care of everything from home eye tests and dispensing of glasses to a comprehensive eye care aftercare service

About Templemans

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.

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. 

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

Get your home visit eye test started today

Our highly qualified home visit optometrists are well equipped to carry out your free eye health test in the comfort of your own home.

 

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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.