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The Benefits of Home Visit Opticians and Home Eye Tests with Templeman Opticians

At Templeman Opticians, we understand the importance of accessible and convenient eye care services, which is why we offer home eye tests to our patients. We know that visiting an optometrist’s office can be challenging, especially for seniors or those with mobility issues, which is why we’ve designed our services to bring the eye exam to you.

If you’re looking for home eye tests, you may have heard of Specsavers home visit services. 

While Specsavers is a well-known provider of eye care services, we’re here to tell you that Templeman Opticians also offers home eye tests and home visit opticians services.

  • Convenience: With our home visit opticians services, you no longer need to worry about transportation or arranging for someone to take you to an optometrist’s office. Our optometrists will come to you, saving you time and hassle.
 
  • Personalized Care: Our experienced optometrists provide personalized care and attention to each of our patients. With our home eye tests, we can get a better sense of your living environment and make personalized recommendations that will improve your vision and quality of life.
 
  • Advanced Technology: Our home eye tests are performed using advanced technology and techniques, ensuring accurate and comprehensive results. We use the latest equipment and technology to diagnose a range of eye conditions and provide you with the best possible care.
 
  • Efficient and Effective: Our home eye tests are designed to be efficient and effective, while still providing the highest level of care. We’ll work with you to ensure that your exam is thorough and that you receive a prescription for glasses or contact lenses if needed.

Why Choose Templeman Opticians for Your Home Eye Test?

Schedule your appointment

If you’re interested in scheduling a home eye test with Templeman Opticians, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone, email, or through our website.

Get your results

After your exam, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of your results and any recommendations for vision correction. If you need glasses or contact lenses, we can also provide you with a prescription and assist you in finding the perfect pair of glasses to fit your needs and style.

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After your exam, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of your results and any recommendations for vision correction. If you need glasses or contact lenses, we can also provide you with a prescription and assist you in finding the perfect pair of glasses to fit your needs and style.

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In conclusion, while Specsavers is a well-known provider of eye care services, we’re here to remind you that Templeman Opticians also offers home eye tests and home visit opticians services. If you’re looking for accessible, convenient, and personalized eye care services, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your home eye test. With our experienced optometrists and advanced technology, we’re committed to helping you achieve optimal vision and maintain your quality of life.

Any questions please call 01268 777729 

Warm regards, Wendy Templeman

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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.