Home visit opticians
Home Eyecare provide eye tests free of charge together with a spectacle dispensing service for those who are housebound or unable to get to an optical practice by themselves.
Our opticians are highly skilled and have many years of experience dealing with those suffering from Alzheimers and Dementia.
We appreciate the importance of providing the very best in home eye care and quality after care services you can rely on.
Our Services Include
Caring for your eyes: Personally, Practically and Professionally
- Free eye examinations and spectacles for all eligible residents.
- Personalised patient profile summaries to assist with CQC inspections.
- Spectacles delivered, fitted and checked to ensure vision and comfort.
- Frame labelling with surname, type, month and year of issue.
- Repairs, replacements and adjustments even after months of wear.
- Complimentary spectacle cords to encourage wear and prevent glasses
from being misplaced.
- Free ocular awareness training and support for staff.
The Importance of a Regular Eye Examination
As we get older our senses tend to decline and often one feels there is nothing that can be done. However, with regular eye care we have the opportunity to maintain good vision. Sight is one of our most precious senses and should be protected.
Even if your friends or relatives are not currently experiencing any visual problems it is important that they have a regular eye examination. An eye examination consists of two parts, a health check and a vision check. Both parts are very important for different reasons.
This part of the eye examination can detect medical conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, and high blood pressure. As many as 40% of elderly people have an undetected visual problem and early diagnosis may aid their treatment and improve their quality of life.
Obviously the health of the eyes is very important, but sometimes the major cause of seriously blurred vision is simply the need for correct spectacles. 98% of those over 55 require spectacles to correct their vision. Uncorrected vision can cause just as much distress as blindness due to eye disease.
In some cases a huge difference can be made with the correct spectacles. For example pictures, photographs or meals may be made clearer. A lack of visual stimulation often makes the effects of age or dementia much worse.
It is vital that residents are encouraged to wear the right spectacles at the right time
Places We Visit
- Nursing and Residential Care Homes
- Sheltered Housing
- Individual homes
NHS Eligibility Criteria (England and Wales)
To receive free eye tests at home, certain NHS eligibility criteria must be met. If you are unable to leave your home without help, then you may qualify to have a FREE NHS eye test in the comfort of your own home. You may also be entitled to help with the cost of glasses:
Aged 60 or over
Aged under 16 or, aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education
Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma, or considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
Aged 40 or over and a brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
Registered blind or partially sighted
Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher
Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions).
On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help).
261 Hale end Road, Woodford Green, IG8 9NB
Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm