At Care Home Opticians, we believe that every single person should receive great eye care, without having to compromise the service they receive. However, we appreciate that getting to a practice may be a struggle for some individuals.

Whether you suffer from a disability, mobility issue or agoraphobia, if you are unable to get to an opticians unassisted, you may be entitled to a free sight test at home, funded by the NHS.

You may have some reservations about being visited at home, so here are some fantastic reasons why you should take advantage of having an optician come to you.
1. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home
If you can’t get to an optometry practice, you don’t have to worry. A mobile optician means that you will be visited in your home/care home, and you don’t have the leave the comfort of your surroundings. Your test will be conducted using all the equipment you would expect to see in a practice and because the optician has come to you, there isn’t so much of a time restriction. This means you will have plenty of opportunity to discuss any concerns you have regarding your eye health, and have everything explained to you by a professional, so that you understand fully.
2. You don’t have to rely on anyone to get you to your appointment
You may sometimes feel like an inconvenience if you have to ask a relative or friend to help you get to important appointments. By having an optician come to you, you can eliminate this concern because you can arrange a time and date for your sight test that suits you. However, if you would feel more comfortable having someone with you whilst you […]