At-home eye tests are very similar to the ones you would have experienced in store, just with a few adjustments and specialist equipment to make them home-friendly. All of our visiting opticians are fully experienced in conducting eye tests at home, so you can be sure you, or someone you care for, will receive the same care and attention you’re used to.
Arranging your home appointment
If you’re unsure whether you or some you care for qualifies for a free NHS-funded eye test at home, visit our eligibility page to check. You can arrange a home visit by contacting your local home-visiting team or by completing an online form here or call 0800 198 1132.
When you speak to a member of the team they’ll check that they have your correct details and will ask if you would like any family members to be present during our visit to make you feel more comfortable.
Keeping you safe
We understand that you may have some concerns around health and hygiene at this time, so we’ve taken a number of steps to ensure that you and your optician remain safe during our home visits.
- Each of our visiting opticians have carried out specialist training on the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control.
- They will thoroughly disinfect equipment and surfaces used in your home to ensure that everything is sterile, and adhere to high standards of handwashing.
- Your optician will always put on new PPE (including face masks, aprons and gloves) during each home visit, and if you are able to, you might also be asked to wear a face mask too.
If you have any questions or concerns about safety, feel free to ask a member of our team when you book your home visit. Or click here to read more.