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Looking for an Eye test or new glasses? 

When you look for a local optometrist – look for the letters! but dont worry! Templeman Opticians have you covered! 

We are a specialist independent Optometrists based in Essex.

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.

Your Safety & Health Are Our Priority. All Measures In Place To Keep You Safe.

Book Now 01268 777729 Your Professional Eye Test

How does it work?

Step 1 - Booking your eye test at home

Book your Eye Test: 

Fill out the simple appointment form on the right of this page, well 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 - Recieve your eye test

Choose a date and time

Your eye test will last for around 40 minutes.

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

An extremely thorough and comprehensive eye examination will be carried out by a fully qualified, NHS registered and DBS checked optometrist

 

step 3 - if you need glasses

Choosing your new glasses & lenses

Glasses Delivered To Your Home Within 10 working days

Should you require eyewear they’re in for a treat. As well as supplying a large range of spectacles, our opticians also carry a wide variety of brands with them when he makes visits.

Providing exceptional care, quality and service with the most up to date of eye examinations including OCT, all parts of your eye tests

Appointments & Exams

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

Optometrists are at the frontline of eye care. By carrying out detailed examinations, they are helping to improve eye health across the country.

Our Optometrists

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

Previously known as ophthalmic opticians, optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, 

Frequently Asked Questions

Optometry/optometrists are the frontline of eye and vision care.

They Prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, contact lenses and perform certain surgical procedures.

An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions.

An optician is a professional who can help fit eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision-correcting devices

Optometrists can also uncover other health problems just by examining your eyes.

Not only can they diagnose eye diseases but they can diagnose other diseases in the body like diabetes and hypertension.

An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions.

An optician is a professional who can help fit eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision-correcting devices

This helps your optometrist or ophthalmologist find certain diseases and check the health of your eyes.

Doctors have long used a tool called an ophthalmoscope to look at the back of your eye.

Retinal imaging allows doctors to get a much wider digital view of the retina.

Eye cataracts can be diagnosed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist by performing a series of tests, usually included in a comprehensive eye examination

Eye floaters and flashes in the eye are an urgent matter for your optometrist, especially if they appear suddenly.

They often signal retinal detachments, which could cause blindness

Fortunately, most styes go away in a few days with home treatment.

If your stye lingers, your optometrist can offer treatments that will help.

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Find out more below about our Home Eye Care Services

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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.