Home Eye Test Erdington

Mobile Opticians Erdington - NHS and Private Care Available

Erdington Home Eye Tests

All our home eye tests are conducted by fully qualified optometrists who use the latest portable equipment to accurately check the eyes. As well as checking your prescription, they will also be checking for conditions that can affect your eyes, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy as well as other conditions too.

Should you require more spectacles, the optometrist will bring a large selection of frames and discuss all the lens options with you. We supply all lens options which include single vision, bifocals, varifocals, thinner and lighter lenses as well as transitions. Free NHS spectacles are available to those that qualify. Spectacles are normally delivered between 1-2 weeks.

Why have a home eye test?

Regular eye tests are very important, not just to check if your prescription has changed, but also to check for conditions that can impair your sight.
Early detection is always better as some of these can develop very gradually without symptoms and you may not be aware the condition is developing. In the eye test, we will check for all these conditions. The eyes being the windows to your inner body, we can also check for health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes


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Excellent NHS Eyecare

With Eyecare Mobile Opticians our opticians use the latest, specialist, high-tech equipment designed to bring a comprehensive eye test to your home. After the eye test, the results will be explained in full and you will have time to ask any questions that you may have. All our qualified opticians have considerable experience in providing eye care to people at home and have experience in dealing with patients with dementia, learning difficulties, and challenging behaviour.

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Your FREE NHS home eye test

If you are unable to get to an optician unaided then we can come to your home to provide a free NHS eye test and dispense spectacles if required. You can request an appointment for yourself or someone else and we can visit people in care homes. The NHS (National Health Service) recommends a yearly eye test for anyone over the age of 70 and 2 yearly for anyone over the age of 60. Yearly eye tests are also advised for diabetics, people with glaucoma and people who are 40 years old and over with a family history of glaucoma.


You qualify for a free NHS home eye test if you are unable to visit an optician unaided and are any of the following:
• Aged 60 or over
• Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
• Aged over 40 and either your parents or siblings have glaucoma
• Considered to be at risk of developing glaucoma by an ophthalmologist
• Registered blind or partially sighted
• Have been prescribed complex lenses under the NHS optical voucher
• You or your partner is receiving the benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment, and Support
Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or hold a valid NHS Tax
Credit Exemption Certificate)
• Named on a valid HC2 certificate

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Who and why would someone need a Mobile Optician?

The majority of our customers are housebound and would struggle to get to an optician’s appointment unaided, they are elderly, or are classed as vulnerable people.

There are certain criteria that someone needs to meet to qualify for an NHS-funded free eye test at home. If any of the below apply to you you could be entitled:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • 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 glaucoma
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • You (or your partner) are receiving Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution-based) or one of the following benefits
  • Working Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate.
  • Child Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate.
  • You are named on an NHS certificate for full or partial help with health costs (HC2/3)
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Prescribed a complex lens


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How long will i need to wait for an appointment?

We can usually arrange a home visit appointment with an optician within two weeks and your glasses can be delivered within a week or two of that initial eye appointment.

How long will my Home Eye Test appointment last?

Your home eye test will remain around the same duration as an in-store appointment depending on the concerns your experiencing. Generally, as a rule around 60mins, extra care and attention are occasionally required with some patients.

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Is there much of a difference between Home eye tests and in-store tests ?

We provide the same quality of eye care as you would expect from a high street optician, visiting individual homes, nursing homes, day centres, and sheltered accommodation.

All testing of vision and eye health are carried out using the same modern equipment you would use within an in-store appointment. All eye examinations and the fitting of spectacles are carried out by friendly, experienced, and fully qualified registered Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians. All the test results, diagnoses, and customer service will be to the high standard you would expect from an in-store appointment.

Do you offer Home Visit Eye Tests Near Me?

Yes, we offer our home visit eye test in the main wards of Erdington including:

Castle Vale, Erdington, Gravelly Hill, Kingstanding, Perry Common, Pype Hayes, Short Heath, Stockland Green, Sutton Vesey, Tyburn.

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To book a home eye test Erdington, call our team on 0800 633 5092 and a member of our team will arrange an appointment on a date and time convenient for you.


“Staff are very friendly and helpful. Optician very reliable, answers all my questions in plain and simple terms. I would definitely recommend to others”.
– Mrs C from Edgbaston

“The Optician was brilliant, he was very patient and understanding of my needs, he took his time and nothing was too much trouble. The service is second to none and I am very happy. I would recommend them highly”.
– Mrs C from Smethwick

“ I have always found the staff at Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd. friendly and helpful. The opticians are conscientious and knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble”.
– Care Manager of Care Home in Oldbury

“A lovely company to deal with from receptionists to the opticians. The Optician makes a fuss and nothing is too much trouble. I look forward to seeing him and would recommend him to anyone”.
– Mrs W from Smethwick

“Very reliable, The Optician takes his time. Very good with the patients, he listens to what I say and I would recommend him to anyone 100/100”.
– Mrs L from West Bromwich

“I have always found them very reliable, always turn up when they say they will and the Optician always calls when he is on his way which I like. I would and already have recommended him to others”.
– Mrs G from Oldbury

“Excellent service and would not hesitate to recommend to other customers”.
– Care Manager of Care Home in Birmingham

“We have been dealing with Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd. for many years now, and have always had a pleasant experience with their services. The staff are all very helpful and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to others”.
– Care Manager of Care Home in Wolverhampton

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