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As we age, our eyesight can deteriorate, and it’s important to have regular eye tests to ensure we maintain good vision and catch any potential problems early on. For those over 60 who are housebound, getting to an optician for an eye test can be challenging or even impossible. That’s where home visit opticians come in – providing a convenient and necessary service for those who need it most.

For over 60s who are housebound, home visit opticians offer a necessary and convenient service to ensure good vision and eye health. With the convenience, personalized service, and comprehensive eye exams, there is no reason to put off regular eye tests. Contact a home visit optician today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward good vision and eye health.

What are Home Visit Opticians?

Home visit opticians are licensed and trained professionals who provide comprehensive eye tests in the comfort of your own home. These professionals bring all the necessary equipment to perform a thorough eye examination, including visual acuity tests, pressure checks, and retinal exams.

Benefits of Home Visit Opticians

For housebound over 60s, home visit opticians offer numerous benefits, including:

  1. Convenience: No need to leave the house or arrange for transportation to an optician’s office.
  2. Personalized service: Home visit opticians can tailor their services to the specific needs of each individual patient.
  3. Comprehensive eye exams: All the necessary equipment for a full eye examination is brought to the patient’s home.
  4. Comfort: Patients can be examined in a familiar, comfortable environment, reducing anxiety and stress.
  5. Early detection: Regular eye tests can catch potential problems early, preventing serious eye conditions.

How to Book a Home Eye Test

Booking a home eye test with a home visit optician is simple and convenient. Patients or their caregivers can contact the optician directly via phone or email to schedule an appointment. The optician will then arrange a convenient time for the appointment and will bring all the necessary equipment to the patient’s home.

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. 

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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.