Your Gateway to Clear Vision: Free Home Eye Tests by NHS

A home eye test with Templeman Opticians is a thorough examination of your eye health and vision. Conducted by our experienced opticians, this test includes a review of your eye history, a vision assessment, eye health examination, and if necessary, a prescription for glasses or an update to your current prescription.

Are You Eligible for a Free Home Eye Test?

  1. The NHS has set forth certain criteria for eligibility for free home eye tests:

    1. Age: Individuals aged 60 and over are eligible.
    2. Mobility Restrictions: If you’re unable to leave home unaccompanied due to physical or mental illness or disability, you qualify for a free home eye test.
    3. Specific Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions or ongoing medical treatments may also make you eligible.
    4. Income: If you’re on specific benefits or credits, such as income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance, you are eligible.

Eligibility for NHS Funded Glasses

The NHS provides funding for glasses to individuals who meet specific criteria. Here’s who can avail of this benefit:

  1. Age: Individuals under 16, those aged 16, 17 or 18 in full-time education, or aged 60 and over qualify for NHS funded glasses.
  2. Medical Conditions: Individuals with certain medical conditions such as diabetes or glaucoma, or those at risk of glaucoma as advised by an ophthalmologist.
  3. Income: Individuals or families on certain benefits or credits, including income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance or income-related employment and support allowance are eligible.
  4. Prescribed Complex Lenses: Individuals prescribed complex lenses are eligible for an NHS optical voucher towards the cost of their glasses.

Why Choose Us

Experienced Team:
Experts in Mobile Eye Examinations

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.

NHS Registered and Licensed Mobile Opticians

Trustworthy Eye Care Professionals

At Templeman Opticians, we believe that comprehensive eye care extends beyond simple eye examinations. 

That’s why we offer a wide range of services, including home eye tests, mobile optician visits, eye colour tests, glasses repairs, and an impressive selection of designer eyewear. 

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.

"Templeman Opticians provided me with a seamless and convenient home eye test. They was friendly and professional, making me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I highly recommend their servicesThank you, Templeman Opticians!

Your Vision, Our Priority

Regular eye examinations are crucial for early detection and management of eye conditions. The NHS free home eye test initiative, delivered by Templeman Opticians, ensures that essential eye care is accessible, even for those with mobility challenges.

Take advantage of this invaluable service to maintain optimal eye health and enjoy the world in high definition. Your clear vision is just a phone call away. Reach out to us at 01268 777729 to schedule your free home eye test today, because at Templeman Opticians, we believe that clear vision is a right, not a privilege.

Any questions please call 01268 777729 

Warm regards, Wendy Templeman

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 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.