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Get Your Eyes Tested at Home with Our Eye Exam Service

As we age, our eyesight naturally begins to decline. This can make it difficult to get out and about, especially if you don’t have anyone to help you. Home eye exams are a great way to keep on top of your eye health without having to leave the house.

we offer a comprehensive eye exam service that allows you to get your eyes tested from the comfort of your own home. Our highly trained and experienced optometrists will come to you, so you don’t have to worry about getting to and from an appointment. Plus, our home eye exams are more affordable than traditional office visits. Here are just a few of the benefits of getting your eyes tested at home:

1. You don’t have to leave the house. If you’re elderly or housebound, getting out to see an optician can be a real challenge. With a home eye exam, there’s no need to worry about getting out and about. The optician will come to you, making it much easier to get your eyes tested.

2. You can get a more comprehensive test. When you have an eye exam at home, the optician has more time to conduct a thorough test. This means that any problems with your vision can be detected early and treated accordingly.

3. You can ask as many questions as you like. When you have an eye exam at home, you can take your time and ask the optician any questions you like about your vision or eye health in general. This is a great opportunity to get expert advice on how to look after your eyes properly.

There are many reasons why you should get your eyes tested regularly, even if you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses. 

Eyesight is one of our most important senses, and it’s vital to protect our vision as we age. 

Here are just a few of the reasons why getting your eyes tested is so important:

1. To check for common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
2. To detect early signs of serious eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
3. To evaluate how well you see at different distances and whether you need corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) to improve your vision.
4. To determine whether you’re experiencing any side effects from medications that could affect your vision.
5. To assess your risk for developing certain eye diseases based on your family history or other factors.
6. To update your eyeglass or contact lens prescription if it has changed since your last exam.
7 Templeman Opticians offers special pricing for seniors! If you’re over the age of 60, be sure to ask about our senior discounts when you schedule your appointment.”

The most convenient, affordable way to get your eyes tested in the comfort of your own home by experienced optometrists who will take the time to answer all of your questions!

Plus, we offer special pricing for seniors! If you’re over the age of 60, be sure to ask about our senior discounts when you schedule your appointment.”

When you have an eye exam at home, the optician has more time to conduct a thorough test. This means that any problems with your vision can be detected early and treated accordingly.

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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.