Domilicary (Home Visits)
Do you struggle getting out to have your eye examination?
If you are unable to leave your home unaccompanied to have your eye examination, then why not let come to you instead. We have been providing NHS-funded domiciliary eye examinations for a number of years. We will come to you and complete a thorough eye examination using our our specialist mobile testing equipment.
We will bring along a wide choice of frames for you to choose from and you won’t pay more than if you were able to come into the shop to see us. If glasses are needed, your completed glasses will be hand delivered and fitted to you by our qualified staff. You can rest assured that you will always see the same friendly faces during the home visit. All this in the comfort of your own home!
We also carry out eye examinations in nursing homes, residential homes, day centres and hospitals.
If you qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test (see below for details), then you may be entitled to NHS-funded mobile services where we come to visit you:
At home – if you’re unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
At a residential or care home – if you normally live there and you’re unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
At a day centre – if you would have difficulty getting a sight test from an optometrist at their practice because of physical or mental illness or disability, or because you have difficulty communicating your health needs without help
You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:
- you’re aged under 16
- you’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
- you’re aged 60 or over
- you’re registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
- you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
- you’re 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
- you’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
- you’re a prisoner on leave from prison
- you’re eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement
You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:
- receive Income Support
- receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
- receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
- are awarded Universal Credit
- are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- you are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)
- People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.