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Worried about your eye health?

Looking for a convenient optometrist in your area? Look no further than Templeman’s, an independent optician that offers home visits throughout Essex.

You're not alone. Millions of people are affected by vision problems every year.

Our expert team of optometrists can provide comprehensive eye care services, from routine eye exams to contact lens fittings and more. 

Whether you need help addressing a specific vision issue or simply want to maintain good eye health, our team has the experience and skill to help you achieve your goals. 

We offer an easy and convenient way to get an eye test - right in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re struggling to get an eye test appointment with your local optician, or if you simply can’t make it into the store, you might be wondering if there’s any way to get an eye test at home.

The good news is that it is possible to arrange for an eye test at home from some independent opticians.

So why wait? Contact us today to learn more about our services and book your next appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable optometrists.

Our optician will come to you, and will carry out a series of tests to check your vision and eye pressure.


When the optician arrives, they will first ask you about your eye health history and any symptoms you may be experiencing. They will then carry out a series of eye tests, checking your vision and eye pressure.

If they identify any problems, they may refer you to an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

So why wait? Contact us today to learn more about our services and book your next appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable optometrists.

If any problems are identified, we'll refer you to an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

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The eye test itself is similar to the one you would receive in store, and should take around 30 minutes to complete.

Once the eye test is complete, the optician will discuss their findings with you and advise you on the best course of action.
If they believe you need glasses or contact lenses, they will help you choose the right prescription and provide you with information on how to order them.

So don't wait - book your home eye test today!

Book Your Home visit Appointment Today

At Templeman Opticians, we are specialists in home eye care services.

We offer both private and NHS-funded home eye tests, so you can get the care you need in the comfort of your own home.

Our home visit opticians are highly trained and experienced, and we only use the latest in optics technology to provide you with the best possible service. We also offer free home eye tests via the NHS, so you can get your eyes checked without having to worry about the cost.

And if you need glasses or contact lenses, we can help you choose the perfect pair to suit your needs. So whether you’re looking for private or NHS-funded home eye care, Templeman Opticians is the perfect choice for all your home eye

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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 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.

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.