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Templemans Opticians the best NHS Opticians Near Me.

We are specialist  Optometrists and all of our opticians are extensively experienced in dealing with public, the elderly & people who are housebound.

We’re a mobile optician service for those unable to make it to the high street.

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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 home visiting opticians who provide an NHS funded eye tests in the comfort of your own home.

We are able to provide you our personal and one-to-one Home visit opticians services.

Giving you expert eye care advice on all aspects of eye-care, training, glasses and the patients’ health etc.

Want To See Clearly Again? Trust The Experts. Call Us & Book Your Eye Test. Experienced Team. 50+ Years In Business. Highlights: 50 Years Optometric Experience, Specialists 

How does it work?

Step 1 - Booking your appointment

Book Your Eye Test: 

Our Experienced Opticians Will Visit You In Your Own Home To Give You A Complete Eye Test.

Private & NHS Appointments – Providing The Same Standard You’d Expect On The High Street! NHS Entitlement.

Award Winning Team. Book An Appointment Today call 01268 777729.

step 2 - your eye test

Choose a date and time.

Your eye test will last for around 40 minutes.

We’re a mobile optician service for those unable to make it to the high street.

Once your prescription has been determined, we’re able to offer tailor-made solutions. 

Eye examinations, OCT Screening. Our vision is to make your experience at the opticians as beautiful as possible.

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step 3 - GLASSES & LENSES

Choosing your new glasses & lenses

Glasses Delivered To Your Home

Should you require eyewear then you are in for a treat. As well as supplying a large range of spectacles and designer glasses.

Award-Winning Eye Care And Eyewear. Designer and budget frames.

Contact Lenses, Designer Glasses, Prescription Sunglasses

If you, or someone you know, are unable to leave home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability, we can come to you. 

You are eligible for a free home visit with us if you meet the relative criteria.

Click below to find out more.

NHS Opticians Frequently Asked Questions
  • 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 indepedant family run business.

They will be more than happy to answer all your questions and to book an appointment.

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

  • You will always see the same friendly faces on your home Visit.
  • 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 a home eye test with Templeman Opticians you only simply need to call our number on 01268 777729.

T`here 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.

Not everyone who has an home eye tests needs a new pair of glasses. However, if your prescription has changed or you’d like to update your glasses, you can choose from a wide range of frames and lenses in the comfort of your own home.

Your optometrist 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 your opticians will discuss 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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The NHS, together with Templeman Opticians, will cover the full cost of an eye test for anyone who qualifies (funding does not apply to everyone).

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. Official NHS Partner & NHS Free Eye Examinations. Fully Qualified Optometrists.

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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.