Housebound in the local area?
We’ll come to you.

The home visit service

Need an optician but can’t get to our practice?
James can visit you in the comfort of your own home.

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If you are over 60 – or within certain NHS entitlement groups – and are ‘unable to attend the practice unaccompanied’, the full cost of the eye test is funded by the health service.

We provide a full and thorough one hour eye examination with our portable diagnostic equipment and carry a wide selection of frames covering all styles and budgets.

Just as in the practice we carry out an assessment of the external and internal eye, a range of objective and subjective tests to determine your prescription and perform measurements of eye pressure and visual fields where appropriate.

Feel a test is not needed due to an inability to do the test?

We make our eye examination service available to every one of our patients, either at home or in the practice. There are some patients who, for example, due to dementia, stroke etc. are unable to participate in subjective testing so we rely more on our objective tests for assessing their prescription. We see many patients in the local care homes where this is the case.

Checking your optical prescription and your eye health regularly is especially important as we get older and should be checked annually if you are over 70, as having good vision is important for everyone. This is why the NHS funds this valuable service.

Feel a test is not needed due to established poor vision?

We are the only local practice accredited to provide the East Lancashire low vision aid enhanced service and this can be performed in your own home as well. So we can provide a wide range of magnifiers free of charge on a long term loan basis.

Arrange an optician home visit

James provides the home visit service every Tuesday. However please let us know if this is not convenient and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

We aim to have your glasses ready and delivered within two weeks of the test date and often this is sooner.

We welcome the presence of a carer or relative to be present. Having any previous sight test details and a current medication list is also helpful.

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Care homes

We also offer this service for local care home residents

Villages we cover

  • Barnoldswick
  • Bracewell
  • Brogden
  • Earby
  • East Marton
  • Elslack
  • Foulridge
  • Gisburn
  • Horton
  • Kelbrook
  • Salterforth
  • Sough
  • Thornton-in-Craven
  • West Marton

If you live outside the area, please get in touch to see if we are able to help:

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