Independent living > Eye services

Sight tests by opticians are essential for elderly people because eyesight deteriorates as we get older. These free eye tests can identify potential eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts that need treatment by an ophthalmologist or eye specialist. They also ensure that older person who is visually impaired receives the correct glasses for their sight. Spectacles can have varifocal or bifocal lenses for older people who have both long and short distance sight impairment. Some opticians provide a domiciliary visiting service for the housebound. People who are blind or partially sighted can access support and care services as well as special aids and equipment to help them remain independent.

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Independent living > Eye services services in England

Bedfordshire (8) Berkshire (10) Buckinghamshire (9) Cambridgeshire (6) Channel Islands (4) Cheshire (6) Cornwall (5) Cumbria (4) Derbyshire (7) Devon (5) Dorset (14) Durham (4) East Riding of Yorkshire (5) East Sussex (12) Essex (8) Gloucestershire (6) Greater London (22) Greater Manchester (11) Hampshire (8) Herefordshire (6) Hertfordshire (9) Isle of Man (4) Isle of Wight (5) Kent (10) Lancashire (11) Leicestershire (5) Lincolnshire (5) Merseyside (8) Norfolk (6) North Yorkshire (7) Northamptonshire (6) Northumberland (4) Nottinghamshire (5) Oxfordshire (6) Shropshire (6) Somerset (5) South Yorkshire (8) Staffordshire (5) Suffolk (6) Surrey (7) Tyne and Wear (4) Warwickshire (8) West Midlands (10) West Sussex (9) West Yorkshire (9) Wiltshire (8) Worcestershire (8)

Independent living > Eye services services in Scotland

Aberdeen (4) Aberdeenshire (4) Angus (4) Argyll & Bute (4) Clackmannanshire (4) Dumfries & Galloway (4) Dundee (4) East Ayrshire (4) East Dunbartonshire (6) East Lothian (4) East Renfrewshire (6) Edinburgh (4) Eilean Siar / Western Isles (4) Falkirk (4) Fife (4) Glasgow (6) Highland (4) Inverclyde (6) Midlothian (4) Moray (4) North Ayrshire (4) North Lanarkshire (5) Orkney Islands (4) Perth & Kinross (4) Renfrewshire (6) Scottish Borders (4) Shetland Islands (4) South Ayrshire (4) South Lanarkshire (5) Stirling (4) West Dunbartonshire (5) West Lothian (4)

Independent living > Eye services services in Wales

Anglesey (4) Blaenau Gwent (4) Bridgend (4) Caerphilly (4) Cardiff (4) Carmarthenshire (4) Ceredigion (4) Conwy (4) Denbighshire (4) Flintshire (4) Gwynedd (4) Merthyr Tydfil (4) Monmouthshire (4) Neath Port Talbot (4) Newport (4) Pembrokeshire (4) Powys (4) Rhondda Cynon Taff (4) Swansea (4) Torfaen (4) Vale of Glamorgan (4) Wrexham (4)

Independent living > Eye services services in Northern Ireland

Antrim (2) Armagh (2) Belfast (2) Down (2) Fermanagh (2) Londonderry (2) Tyrone (2)