Do You Qualify For Specsavers Free Home Eye Test Service? Specsavers are coming to you!

 In Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Do you or someone you know struggle to make it to an eyesight appointment?

IDS Media UK is currently running a campaign for Specsavers, advertising their free home eye test service, delivered on behalf of the NHS.

This mobile opticians service is aimed at those who cannot get to their local store unaccompanied, such as the elderly or those with a physical or mental disability. These customers are often house-bound, and have relatively minor internet usage.

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We urge everyone to take notice of this healthcare marketing campaign. It aims to speak to the influencers, these are the people who are likely to book healthcare appointments for these customers.

Anyone could be an influencer – you, me or an 18-year-old who cares for their Gran,  etc.

The GP waiting room is proving to be a great platform for this campaign. So, look out for posters and leaflets in your local doctors surgery!

Who qualifies for a free home eye test?

According to the Specsavers website, you may be eligible for a free home eye test if you are unable to visit a store unaccompanied  AND are any of the following:

England, Wales and Northern Ireland:

  • aged 60 or over
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • aged 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • receiving benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
  • entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (our optician will advise on the entitlement)

Check the full list of requirements here.

How does the home eye test appointment work?

The home appointments are designed to be as simple and stress-free as possible. All home visits are carried out by fully-qualified opticians.

Here’s how the home eye tests work:

  1. Request a home eye test

You can book an appointment for yourself, or behalf of someone, by telephone or online. If eligible, a convenient time for the appointment will be arranged.


  2. Home Appointment

Your optician will conduct the eye test in the comfort of your own home. They will call an hour before the scheduled time to check it’s still suitable.  They will ask about your eyecare history and if you are experiencing any current problems. An eye test will be carried out using specially-designed equipment.


  3. Choose Your Glasses

If the results of your eye test show you need glasses, there are plenty of options to choose from. Your optician will help you find the most suitable ones. You may be eligible for funding towards the cost.


  4. Glasses are delivered to your home

Your new glasses should be delivered within 14 days of your home visit. You will also be sent a written record of your eye test results and of the glasses you have chosen.




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