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A Comparison of Templeman Opticians and Specsavers Home Visits

The first optician we’ll be looking at is Templeman opticians. One of the main selling points of Templeman opticians is that they offer a free home visit service for their customers. 

This can be a huge benefit for elderly people, who may not be able to get out to an optician’s office on their own. In addition, Templeman opticians also offer a wide range of services, including eye exams, contact lens fittings, and glasses repairs.

 They also have a wide selection of frames to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that you like. Prices at Templeman opticians are very reasonable, making them a great option for those on a budget.

Specsavers Home Visits
Specsavers is another popular optician, and they also offer a home visit service. However, there are a few things that set them apart from Templeman opticians. First of all, Specsavers only offers one type of service: eye exams. So if you’re looking for anything else, like contact lens fittings or glasses repairs, you’ll need to go somewhere else. In addition, Specsavers’ selection of frames is much smaller than Templeman opticians’, so you may not be able to find something that you like as easily. Prices at Specsavers are a bit higher than at Templeman opticians’, but they are still reasonably priced overall.

So which optician should you choose? If you’re looking for convenience and affordability, then Templeman opticians is the way to go. However, if you’re only interested in getting an eye exam and you don’t mind paying a bit extra, then Specsavers may be the better option for you. 

Whichever optician you choose, make sure to do your research ahead of time so that you can make the best decision for your needs.

When it comes to choosing the right optician for your needs, there are a few things you need to take into account. In this blog post, we’ll be comparing two popular opticians in the UK – Templeman Opticians and Specsavers – to see which one would be better suited for your needs, particularly if you’re elderly.

Templeman Opticians has been around for over 50 years and is a well-established optician in the UK. They have a team of experienced opticians who are able to offer a comprehensive eye examination and provide advice on what kind of glasses or contact lenses would be best for you. 

They also have a wide range of spectacles available for both adults and children. One of the main benefits of using Templeman Opticians is that they offer home visits for those who are unable to travel to their store. This can be a huge advantage for elderly people who may not be able to leave their homes easily.

One of the main advantages of using Templeman Opticians is that they offer free home delivery for glasses. This can be a huge advantage for those who are unable to travel to their store or who may not have anyone to help them with their shopping.

Specsavers is another popular optician in the UK that offers a wide range of services, including eye examinations, glasses, and contact lenses. They also have a hearing care service which can be beneficial for elderly people who are starting to experience difficulties with their hearing.  

Both Templeman Opticians and Specsavers offer a wide range of services that can be beneficial for elderly people. However, there are some key differences between the two that you need to take into account before making your decision. 

If you’re unable to travel to their store, then Templeman Opticians’ home visits may be the best option for you. However, if you’re looking for free home delivery then Specsavers is the better choice. Ultimately, the decision comes down to your individual needs and preferences.

Home Visits? How does it work?

Book A Free Home Eye Test

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.

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

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

Receive Your Free Home Eye Test

Your home visit eye test will last for around 40 minutes. Once your prescription has been determined, we’re able to offer tailor made solutions. 

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.

Our Optometrists come to you. We will provide you with a comprehensive free NHS home eye test.

Choosing your new glasses & lenses

Glasses Delivered To Your Home

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.

Thousands of Frames to Suit Any Style or Budget. Single Vision, Bifocal & Varifocal! 1000’s of Cheap Designer Frames all backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Home Visits just Like Specsavers Templeman Opticians are specialists in private, and NHS-funded home eye care services.

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

If you, or someone you know needs our support, please phone us on 01268 777729

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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.