Eyes On Call, Mobile Opticians

What does it do?

Eyes On Call, Mobile Opticians provides an NHS funded service for all those who find it difficult to attend a high street Opticians. If you, or someone you know suffers from a short or long-term illness, which restricts your mobility or renders you housebound you are entitled to a free eye test at home. One of our home visiting Opticians will come to your home and perform a free eye test after which they can recommend spectacles if needed.

A wide selection of frames are available and we provide all lens options from single vision, bifocals and varifocals, together with a range of coatings to suit all needs. Free glasses are also available for those eligible under the NHS.

Many of our Optometrists are bilingual or multilingual. In instances where the patient is unable to communicate, effective methods of determining spectacle prescriptions are employed.

We provide the same quality of eye care as you would expect from a high street opticians, making a visits to individual homes, nursing homes, day centres and sheltered accommodation.
 
All eye examinations and the fitting of spectacles are carried out by friendly, experienced and fully qualified, registered Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians.

Who it is for?

Eyes On Call, Mobile Opticians provides an NHS funded service for all those who find it difficult to attend a high street Opticians. If you, or someone you know suffers from a short or long-term illness, which restricts your mobility or renders you housebound you are entitled to a free eye test at home. One of our home visiting Opticians will come to your home and perform a free eye test after which they can recommend spectacles if needed.

Where it is available?

Local service (Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kingston upon Thames, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Camden, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames).

What it costs:

The NHS will pay for an eye exam if an individual is unable to attend their local opticians unaccompanied as a result of a physical or psychological problem.

The condition can be long term or short term, either way the examination is free. Costs of spectacles may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

NHS contributions to spectacles are subject to receiving certain benefits (arrangements can be made to see which benefits individuals over 60 are entitled to).

WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
If you are eligible for an NHS funded sight test, you may obtain mobile services as follows:

1. At home: if you are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability

2. At a residential or care home; if you normally live there and you are unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability.

3. At a day centre: if you would have difficulty in obtaining sight testing services from practice premises because of physical or mental illness or disability or because of difficulties in communicating your health needs unaided.

Patients can request services by: FREEPHONE 0800 047 0425
If you have seen a particular practitioner before you may be able to request to see them again.
You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:

1. Aged 60 or over

2. Aged under 16

3. Aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education

4. Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

5. Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)

6. Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma

7. Registered blind or partially sighted

8. Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)

9. Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseekerís Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)

10. On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

HELP WITH THE COST OF SPECTACLES
You may qualify for an NHS optical voucher to help with the cost of your spectacles or contact lenses if you are: claiming certain benefits or on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate; eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher; aged under 16; or aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education. You have the right to use your optical voucher with any supplier.

How to access or apply for it:

To book you sight test at home today, free phone number 0800 0470 425 or 020 896 55099

You can email us to arrange an appointment, please send your request to info@eyesoncall.co.uk

Our office is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to friday

We accept referrals by health care professionals

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Info last updated:

13/11/2015