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Templeman Opticians are specialists in private, and NHS-funded home eye care services.

professional free home eye tests via the NHS. Contact us for an eye test for yourself, friend or neighbour.

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

Dedicated to providing Essex with Expert Eye Care

Always Providing  100% quality & care of duty at all times.

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

Home Visits? How does it work?

Step 1 - Booking your home visit

Book A Home Visit: 

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 fill out the simple appointment form on the bottom 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.

step 2 - your eye test at home

Choose a date and time.

Your home 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.

step 3 - Designer Glasses With NHS support

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 EYE TESTS AVAILABLE DURING LOCKDOWN

We are an essential healthcare home visit provider that remains open for all-optical requirements.

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

Home Visit Eligibility

Persons who are over the age of 60, and who are physically or mentally disabled are eligible for a free home eye examination. Templeman Opticians provide a wide range of spectacles and lens options.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for a free NHS eye test, please see our eligibility page.

Your Home Visit Optician will ensure that you receive the best possible Home eye care.

At Templeman Opticians we want to make the delivery of eye-care to care home residents as simple as possible for the staff, too.

We are able to provide you 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.

Templeman Opticians are currently offering all care homes we visit a yearly free eye-care scheme for all care home staff and careers. No other optician can offer this service… 

Appointments & Exams

Book your eye test In-person or online or you can contact us by phone on 01268 777729 to find out more information on our services.

Our mobile Optometrists

our opticians are and registered with the general optical council, college of optometrists & all relevant NHS primary care trusts (PCT’s) .

Home Visit opticians Frequently Asked Questions

Get in touch today with your local family run home visit opticians experts. we have adapted our business to our main speciality which is care homes and dealing with the elderly. 

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. A year’s FREE patient eye care aftercare for all customers!

  • 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

Templeman Opticians is based in rayleigh, in the heart of Essex of England. your telephone call will be answered by either Wendy or Fred Templeman both partners of an independent family run business. They will be more than happy to answer all your questions and to book an appointment.

we carry out the exact same eye health services as specsavers home visits & visioncall  but with more care attention and passion

we are extensively trained in dealing with the elderly and members of the public who a dealing with dementia. 

we 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. 

Templemans 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.

Our visiting opticians are fully qualified and experienced in conducting eye care & eye tests at home.

  • None of our opticians or assistants work on commission base. 
  • We believe you deserve expert eye care without a hurried service or pressure to deal with sales staff. 
  • Our Friendly fully qualified optometrists bring a smile

No, for an free 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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Areas serviced: Whole Of Essex & Outer London, UK.

Rayleigh, Clacton on sea, Maldon, Canvey island, Saffron Walden, Braintree, Colchester, Harwich, Clacton on Sea, Walton-on-naze, Harlow, Witham, Chelmsford, Billericay, Brentwood, Basildon, Grays, Southend-on-sea & Stansted.

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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.