Our home eye care Services

NHS Registered and Licensed: Trustworthy Eye Care Professionals

Mobile Opticians Covering Essex.

As an independent, family-run business based in Essex, we bring a personalized touch to every aspect of our service. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, our team of highly skilled optometrists and opticians possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure you receive the highest standard of care.

Home Eye Tests

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.

NHS Licensed

We’re proud to provide NHS services professional home visiting Optician. We specialise in private, and NHS funded, home eye care services; we take care of everything

Mobile Opticians

Our Mobile Opticians service is designed to make eye care convenient, personalized, and comfortable. We value the importance of maintaining optimal eye health, and we believe that everyone should have access to quality eye care services.

Home Visit Opticians

We understand that convenience is paramount, especially for the elderly and those with limited mobility. Our flexible services are designed to meet your needs, providing top-quality care in the comfort of your own home.

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Book your Home Eye Test

Booking a free home eye test is straightforward. A phone call is all we need from you and we will happily handle the rest. Our team of experienced optometrists and opticians is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care to our patients, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal eye health.

How it works

Home Eye Tests:
Convenient and Personalized Care

Make Appointment

Give us a call at 01268 777729 to get in touch with our friendly team. We will be more than happy to assist you in scheduling a home eye test at a time that works best for you.During the conversation, our team will ask you a few questions to better understand your eye care requirements. We will inquire about any specific concerns or symptoms you may be experiencing.

1st Step

Optician To Your Home

During a Mobile Optician visit, our experts will conduct thorough eye examinations, prescribe corrective lenses if needed, and address any eye health concerns you may have. We will also provide guidance on eyewear options, including designer frames, ensuring that you find the perfect fit for your style and vision needs.

2nd Step

Glasses Delivered

Once your glasses are ready, we will carefully package them and arrange for a convenient delivery to your preferred address. You can expect a prompt and secure delivery service, so you can start enjoying your new glasses without delay.Our glasses delivery service saves you time and eliminates the need for you to visit our practice for collection.

3rd Step
Your Guide to Home Eye Tests with Templeman Opticians

Are you or a loved one finding it challenging to visit an optician’s office due to mobility issues or a busy schedule? At Templeman Opticians, we believe that excellent eye care should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. 

Our Home Eye Tests service is designed to bring exceptional eye care right to your doorstep. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the benefits, process, and how to book your very own home eye test.

The Benefits of Home Eye Tests:

  1. Convenience at Your Doorstep: Imagine receiving professional eye care without leaving the comfort of your home. Our Home Eye Tests eliminate the need to travel, ensuring a stress-free and comfortable experience.

  2. Personalized Attention: Our expert optometrists will dedicate their time solely to you during your home visit. This personalized attention allows for a thorough assessment and ample opportunity to address any concerns.

  3. Ideal for Limited Mobility: If you or a family member have difficulty leaving the house, our Home Eye Tests provide a convenient solution. We understand that mobility challenges should never compromise eye health.

  4. Comprehensive Eye Examinations: Our optometrists come equipped with advanced equipment, enabling them to conduct comprehensive eye examinations right in your living room. From assessing vision acuity to checking for eye diseases, we leave no stone unturned.

The Process:

  1. Scheduling Your Home Eye Test: Booking your home eye test with Templeman Opticians is easy. Our friendly staff will guide you through the process.

  2. Personalized Consultation: On the appointed day, our optometrist will arrive at your doorstep, ready to provide a personalized consultation. This may include discussing any specific concerns you have about your eye health.

  3. Comprehensive Eye Examination: Our optometrist will conduct a series of tests to evaluate your vision, eye health, and overall ocular well-being. You can expect accurate results and professional recommendations.

  4. Expert Recommendations: Following the examination, our optometrist will discuss the findings with you, answer any questions you may have, and provide expert recommendations for eyewear or further treatment if needed.

Booking Your Home Eye Test:

Don’t let inconvenience or mobility challenges hinder your eye health. Our Home Eye Tests are just a phone call away. Contact us today at [01268 777729] to schedule your appointment.

Experience the comfort, expertise, and care that Templeman Opticians brings directly to your home. Your eyes deserve nothing but the best, and we’re here to deliver it.

Home Eye Test FAQs
  • Those who are aged 60 or over
  • Children under the age of 16
  • Those who have a diagnosed eye condition, such as glaucoma or diabetes
  • Those who are registered blind or partially sighted
  • Those who receive certain types of benefits, such as Income Support or Pension Credit

However, eligibility criteria may vary depending on your location and specific circumstances. Your mobile optician can provide guidance on whether you are eligible for an NHS-funded home eye test.

Yes, if you are eligible for NHS-funded eye care, you can have a home eye test that is fully covered by the NHS. This includes those who are over 60, under 16, or have certain medical conditions that affect their eyesight.

A home eye test usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your specific needs and the complexity of the test. However, your mobile optician will take the time to ensure that all aspects of your vision are thoroughly tested and assessed.

Our mobile opticians bring a range of equipment, including a tonometer to measure eye pressure, an ophthalmoscope to examine the inside of your eye, and a visual acuity chart to test your vision. We also bring a range of frames and lenses for you to choose from, should you need a new pair of glasses.

A home eye test usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your specific needs and the complexity of the test. However, your mobile optician will take the time to ensure that all aspects of your vision are thoroughly tested and assessed.

.If you need new glasses or contact lenses after your home eye test, our mobile opticians can provide you with a range of frames and lenses to choose from. We can also take measurements for contact lenses, so you can order them directly from us. Additionally, we can provide advice and guidance on the best type of glasses or contacts for your specific needs.

Yes, home eye tests are an excellent option for those who have difficulty traveling to an optician’s office due to mobility issues or a disability. Our mobile opticians are trained to provide comprehensive eye care services in the comfort of your own home, ensuring that you receive the care you need regardless of your physical limitations.

It is recommended that you have a comprehensive eye exam every two years, or more frequently if you have a history of eye conditions or vision problems. However, the frequency of your home eye tests may vary depending on your individual needs and health status. Your mobile optician can provide advice on how often you should have a home eye test.

To prepare for a home eye test, you should ensure that your home is well-lit and free from distractions. If you wear glasses or contacts, you should have them ready for the exam. Additionally, you should inform your mobile optician of any relevant medical history or vision concerns.

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.

you will receive a complete home visit 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. 

  • 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

No, for an home eye test with Templeman Opticians you only simply need to call our number on 01268 777729.

There 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 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. 

Experienced Team:
Experts in Mobile Eye Examinations

Why Choose Us

Affordable Prices

Our Mobile Opticians service is designed to make eye care convenient, personalized, and comfortable. We value the importance of maintaining optimal eye health, and we believe that everyone should have access to quality eye care services.

Specialists with the Elderly

Whether you or your loved ones are elderly, housebound, or have limited mobility, we are committed to ensuring that you receive the same level of professional eye care without the need to leave your home.

Experts

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Our dedicated team of optometrists and opticians will bring comprehensive eye care services directly to your doorstep.

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With a firm commitment to professionalism and excellence, we are proud to be NHS registered and licensed, ensuring that you receive trusted and reliable eye care services. Our caring and compassionate team takes the time to understand your unique vision concerns and provide tailored solutions that align with your lifestyle and preferences.

Get In Touch

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.