Home Visits

Why have your eyes tested?

As you get older, it becomes even more important to have regular eye tests. A regular eye test is a vital health check for your eyes. Conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and age-related conditions can seriously affect your vision. They often develop slowly which means they can remain undetected until more serious damage has been done. But if detected early enough, most conditions can be successfully treated.

Even if you already wear glasses it’s important that you have your eye tested. The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) recommends that if you are over 60 you should have an eye test every year. If you are under 60 they recommended a test every 2 years.

 

Regular eye tests are important whether you feel you need glasses or not.

 

In the comfort of your own home

We recognise that it isn’t always easy to get to a high street opticians without assistance. That’s why we will come and see you. We use the latest portable equipment to bring everything you get in the modern high street opticians to the comfort and convenience of your own home.

 

Whether it’s due to illness, disability or that you just don’t have an optician in walking distance then we can help.

 

Complete customer support

In addition to providing eye tests, if you need glasses we are able to offer a complete dispensing service. Your glasses will be manufactured in a dedicated laboratory. We offer a full range of frames from basic to designer and can help you to choose the right glasses for you.

 

Once your glasses are ready a second appointment is arranged for them to be delivered and fitted. Our optical dispenser will ensure the best possible fitting and make sure that you’re fully satisfied with the product. All our glasses are supplied with a no quibble money back guarantee.

 

In addition you have the peace of mind of knowing that should you require any further assistance or advice relating to your eyes or glasses, you can give us a call. We offer all year round FREE after care and a loyalty card is available if requested.

 

Who’s eligible for a FREE NHS Eye Test at home?

You are entitled to a free NHS sight test if you have difficulty getting to a high street optician without assistance and you are:

  • Aged 60 and over
  • Under 16, or under 19 and in full time education
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed as having Diabetes or Glaucoma
  • Aged 40 or over with a direct relative with Glaucoma, or have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of Glaucoma
  • Prescribed a complex lens

 

Or if 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 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 help with health costs
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (Not Savings Credit)
  • A war pensioner and the prescription is for your accepted disablement and you have a valid war pension exemption certificate

 

If any of the above apply to you and you have difficulty in getting to a high street optician then call us on 020 8368 0924. We can talk you through what’s involved and arrange your free home eye test.