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Do your opticians do home visits?

 
Templemans Opticians is a NHS registered Optometrist providing eye examinations to patients who cannot attend a High street Optician by themselves, due to a physical or mental inability to do so.
 
This is a Free NHS service to patients who are eligible for a home visit for an eye test.

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

Who qualifies for a home visit eye test?

 
If you’re 60 or over, you qualify for a free NHS eye examination and will not have to pay for your eye test at home. If you’re under 60, you may still be entitled to a free eye test, but this depends on your circumstances.

How does it work?

Step 1 - Booking your home visit

Book A Home Visit Appointment: 

For your home visit fill out the simple appointment form on the right of this page, we will contact you either by email or telephone to confirm your booking, and ask for your home address. 

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

Alternatively, you can give us a call to find book your home visit appointment on 01268 777729.

step 2 - Home Visit Opticians Experts

Review Your Home Eye Test

Your home visit eye test will last for around 40 minutes.

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.

Purely focused on Home eye tests and improving the eye care of people over 60! 

  • None of our optometrists or assistants work on a commission base.
  • You will always see the same friendly faces on your visit.
  • We believe you deserve expert eye care without a hurried service or pressure to deal with aggressive sales staff.
  • Friendly fully qualified experienced optometrists bring a smile with all of the latest sight testing equipment to each appointment ensuring the best service is given.
  • you will always receive a complete expert eye care examination and health check, usually taking between 30 to 50 mins.

step 3 - GLASSES & LENSES

Choosing your glasses & lenses

Once your prescription has been determined.

we’re able to offer tailor made solutions. 

Glasses Delivered To Your Home within 10 working days

Should one of your residents require eye wear they’re in for a treat. 

As well as supplying a large range of spectacles, our optician also carries a wide variety with them when he makes visits.

nhs glasses, glasses

Get in touch with Templeman opticians today

You can choose how you would like to request your home visit. Call us directly on 01268 777729 to arrange your appointment.

We are able to provide you with our personal and one-to-one Home visit opticians services, we give you expert eye care advice on all aspects of eye care, training, glasses, and the patients’ health, etc.

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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.