We can visit you in your own home for an eye-test:



Lets see if you qualify for a home Eye-Test:



There are many reasons why you cant leave home for an Eye-Test, listed below are some of the reasons you may qualify  (but aren’t limited to):


  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness

Whatever the reason is, please talk to us about your home eye test.


What to expect:


An eye examination at home should include most of the tests that you would expect if you had gone to the optometrist's practice. However, because the test is being done in your home, there may be slight changes in the way that the optometrist performs the test. A full eye examination will take longer in your own home due to the need to set up equipment.

During your eye examination you can expect the optometrist to ask a lot of questions about your general health, lifestyle, the quality of your vision and any glasses you wear. This is called "taking a history". These questions are very important and help give the optometrist a background to your eye health and identify any possible problems.

The examination will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes and should include the following (the order may vary):

  • A test of your level of eye sight - you'll be asked to read letters on a chart or to match symbols.
  • Checks of the outer eye to confirm the outside of your eye is healthy and that your eyes react to light.
  • Checks of the inner eye - a light will be shone into your eye and you'll be asked to look in different directions.
  • Tests to confirm that the muscles that control the movement of the eyes are working well.
  • Test to work out if you need to wear glasses and what prescription these glasses need to be.
  • Depending on your age, medical and family history and symptoms you may be having you may also have: a basic field of vision test - to test your side (peripheral) vision
  • Some opticians but not all do an eye pressure test - again there are several tests for this, but the most common one involves puffs of air blown at the front of each eye. It doesn't hurt, but will probably make you jump.


Aldreds Opticians will always follow the current government guidelines to Social distancing and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during our visit to you home.











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