Given that nearly half of all sight loss is preventable*, regular eye tests really matter.
That is equally true for people who cannot leave their homes, which is why Specsavers provides home eye tests to people living in and around North East London and Essex.
Same great service and offers
The service, staffed by qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians can visit people who cannot attend an eye test in store.
The optometrist will conduct a thorough eye test using portable equipment, specifically designed for use in the home. Customers can access the same offers as people visiting Specsavers stores.
Ibrahim Zafar, director of the home visit team that covers North East London and Essex, said: ‘We are passionate about what we do. And we see first-hand every day how much of a difference what we do makes to our customers, and to their families.
‘In the space of one morning, we can visit a person with a terminal illness who needs support, someone with a long-term condition who is bed-bound, or an elderly person for whom human contact with the outside world is just as important as having their eyes checked.
Humbling and rewarding
‘It is a really humbling role, but also a rewarding one. We want everyone to have access to great eye care, whatever their circumstances. All of us have times in our lives when we, or our relatives, need some extra support. I want everyone to experience the help and support I would want for my family.
‘Working with Specsavers can be a really emotional experience – but a really worthwhile one – and we are always here to help. So if you, or a relative, might benefit from an eye test at home, why not get in touch.’
To find out more about Specsavers’ home-visit service, including the eligibility criteria, or to book an appointment, visit our website or call 0800 198 1132.
* Source: RNIB and Specsavers State of the Nation Report - Eye Health September 2017.