A comprehensive eye test – just like you would expect to get at a high street optician.
Our home-visiting opticians and hearing care specialists are trained to carry out tests in care homes and nursing homes. They have experience in dealing with the sensitive needs of the residents that live there and ensuring their privacy and dignity is respected at all times.
We adhere strictly to The Code of Practice for Domiciliary Eyecare not only when we test eyes but also when we perform hearing tests. The Code states that all patients should be seen individually. We see residents in their own room using portable testing equipment - this way we can ensure that residents are treated respectfully as individuals just as would be the case if they visited a high street practice.
We understand how busy your staff are, so we aim to make sure our service is as seamless as possible. When we receive an enquiry from a care home or individual resident, we will arrange a suitable date and time of day for our optician or hearing specialist to visit. After performing the test, if it is found that any glasses or hearing aids are required, we can demonstrate a full range of solutions to suit different requirements, preferences and budget. Once we have completed the test, we will leave an individual Patient Care Pack with all the details of the test, the results and how the resident will use their glasses or hearing aids. It will contain aftercare instructions and our contact details so that if you or the resident's family have any questions after we've left, we will still be on hand to help. We also provide free aftercare as standard.
For more information about our services for residents of nursing and care homes, please call us on freephone 0800 60 50 40.