The Armchair Spectacle Company

Free home NHS eye tests in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley

What does it do?

The Armchair Spectacle Company offers full and comprehensive eye tests plus spectacle dispensing and delivery service for people who struggle to get to the opticians unaided. . 

All tastes are catered for and our glasses are among the cheapest available to you in your home, starting from £45 including single vision lenses.

All our opticians are fully qualified and insured. Both the company and aour opticians are registered with the local NHS body.

Who it is for?

We offer FREE NHS home sight tests for people who struggle to get to the opticians unaided.

We operate in the Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley areas.

Where it is available?

Local service (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield).

What it costs:

If you can't get out unaided and fall into one of the following categories the test is FREE:

- Aged 60 or over.
- Under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education.
- Registered blind or partially sighted.
- Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma.
- 40 or over with a direct relative with glaucoma,  or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you     are at risk of it.
- Prescribed a complex lens.

You will be entitled to help towards the cost of your new glasses if you (or your partner) are in receipt of any of the following:

- Pension Credit - GUARANTEED TYPE.
- Income Support or Income Based Job seekers Allowance (not contribution based).
- Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate.
- You have a HC3 or HC2 form.

If you don't qualify for a free test, you can still have a home visit for £30.00

How to access or apply for it:

- Call 01142 787 460 or 0800 024 84 70

- Email:

What to expect then:

Contact us today and you will be given a date and time for your sight test appointment.

You can expect a friendly but professional approach throughout the time you deal with us. You will see one person the whole way through the process so you'll know who to expect turning up at your door when your glasses are delivered.

Additional information:

The Armchair Spectacle Company is a local company who in turn supports other local companies. All glasses are made in the South Yorkshire Area and all employees are local people.

We accept payment for glasses in the form of cash, card and cheque.

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57-59 Stalker Lees Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NP