Home Visiting Optician

Free eyetest for housebound residents in Lancashire, Greater Mancheste

What does it do?

I am a friendly Lancashire based mobile optician. I've been qualified for over 8 years. My main area of interest is falls prevention and dementia. Contrary to what people may think, an eye test can be carried out very easily on those with dementia with reliable results. Please ask me for more information on this. With regards to falls prevention, I conduct other tests not routinely carried out in home visit eye tests to determine if eyes can be the cause of falls in a patient. The home visit eye test is more specialised than a routine eye test and requires both skill and patience so please be re-assured. 

I also insist on family, friends and carers to be present during the appointment as a) it re-assures both the patient and family b) better compliance for the eye test is ensured.

I'm also CRB checked and a member of the General Optical Council as well as The Association of Optometrists. 

Appointment times last around 40 minutes to an hour. 

I will deliver and fit glasses myself and I am flexible on appointment times. Evening and emergency out of hours appointments are also available. I'm available at all times in case you need to reach me for any query. 

Who it is for?

Those residents who cannot get to an opticians on the High Street unaided.

Where it is available?

Local service (Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale).

What it costs:

Free eyetest for those residents that are housebound. 

Free glasses for those residents that are on the following benefits:
  • PensionCredit Guarantee Credit
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Family Tax Credit
  • Income Support

How to access or apply for it:

Via Freephone 0800 689 0292

What to expect then:

A phone call/email from us confirming date and time of eyetest visit.

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Info last updated:

06/02/2017
Provider

Dignity Eyecare

56 London Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7HA