Eye Test Lancaster | Mobile Opticians - Home Eye Test - Bubble Eyecare
Our mobile optician comes to your home in Lancaster and surrounding areas. Book your free home NHS eye test now.
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Eye Test Lancaster | Mobile Opticians – Home Eye Test

Our team of mobile opticians offer eye tests in your home in Lancaster and surrounding areas. Book your free NHS  home eye test appointment.

We at Bubble Eyecare ensure all eyes are looked after, with free NHS home eye tests in Lancaster. Our team of mobile opticians in Lancaster mean even if you struggle to leave your home unaccompanied, you can still have an eye test. Lancaster, Kendal, Garstang or Morecambe, our opticians provide home visits.

About us 

We are a family-run mobile optician in Lancaster, offering free NHS home eye tests in Lancaster and other parts of Lancashire. If you are eligible for mobile testing or struggle to leave the house unaccompanied, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We use state-of-the-art portable optical equipment to conduct comprehensive eye exams. Our opticians will meticulously check for ocular health issues such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, or cataracts. We can also identify any underlying medical conditions like Diabetes or High Blood Pressure. We prioritise providing optimal care and guidance, and you will receive as much time as you need.


Who is eligible for a free eye test?

If you are unable to leave your home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental disability and meet one of the below criteria, you are eligible for a free NHS home eye tests in Lancaster.

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with Diabetes or Glaucoma
  • Are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Have been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • Are eligible for an NHS complex lens prescription (please confirm)
  • Are under 16
  • Are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education You’re also entitled if you or your partner receive
  • Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Universal Credit and meet help with health costs criteria
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • A valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

If you meet any of the criteria for free eye test, Lancaster residents can contact us for a free eye check up, or more advanced eye care at home.

Why choose an eye test at home?

A home eye test in Lancaster is very similar to one you would have in store. If anything, it’s better! As your glasses can be measured to the exact distance you require them, e.g., watching Tv or on a computer.

When booking your free eye test at home in Lancaster, you will be asked for your relevant contact details, and we will confirm you meet the eligibility criteria. You will be given a date and a timeframe of when to expect the optician.

What will happen on the day of my test?

The mobile optician in Lancaster will call you an hour before the appointment begins, to make sure it is still convenient and that you are still available.

When the optician arrives, they will set up the equipment around you to make sure you’re comfortable, in case you have trouble moving or are bedbound. At the start of the optician’s visit, they’ll ask about your eye health history to get an idea of how they can help you and your eyes specifically. Then they will perform the eye test at home using specialised portable equipment.

How can you help if I have a visual impairment?

During your home eye test, the optometrist will assess your eye health and ask about your hobbies and interest. There are many aids available which can assist your vision and keep you living independently. Aids include but aren’t limited to:

  • Handheld light magnifiers
  • Big button telephones
  • Large print books and newspapers
  • Audiobooks
  • Talking watches

The home optician in Lancaster can refer you to the nearest suitable location, which would likely be Royal Lancaster Hospital.

What makes a home eye test different?

As the home visiting optician in Lancaster’s equipment is portable, some of the equipment may seem slightly different to what you find in store. Eye testing at home is ideal for the elderly and those with mobility issues, offering comfort and convenience, without compromising on the quality of testing. As such, if you struggle to leave the house for any medical reason, it is best to contact a home optician. Lancaster is just one of the many areas we cover.

What types of tests happen in an opticians’ home visit?

The optometrist will use a trial frame and all the different lenses to check your spectacle prescription, as well as a portable letter chart which they’ll place accordingly. If the person having the eye test at home in Lancaster struggles with subjective responses, the optometrist will use a retinoscope, allowing them to find a spectacle prescription by shining a light in the eye.

The latest handheld iCare tonometer will then be used to check the intraocular pressure of the eyes. Along with a visual field test, which checks your peripheral vision, these tests can detect if you are at risk of developing glaucoma.

To look inside the eyes, the optometrist may have to use dilating eye drops during your eye test at home. For the elderly, the pupils can become very small thus dilating the pupils makes it easier for the optometrist to examine your eye health.

Your optician will explain the findings of your eye test at home in Lancaster. If a referral to an alternative health setting is required, either GP or hospital, this will be explained and any questions will be answered.

Home Eye Tests in Lancaster for the elderly and others are not just convenient, but crucial. If you recognise these symptoms in yourself or your loved ones, get in touch to arrange an appointment with our home optician. Lancaster residents can expect friendly service and diligent testing from our excellent team.

Will you bring glasses for me to choose?

Following on from your free eye test in Lancaster, if you would like new spectacles you can browse from over a hundred frames the optician will bring to you. After listening to your needs, the optician will explain the best possible options in regards to frames and lenses.

Do you deliver glasses?

We aim to have all glasses ready for delivery within two weeks. We will call you to arrange a convenient time and day to deliver and fit your new glasses. This way we can make sure they’re comfortable and fit perfectly.

How much does a home eye test in Lancaster cost?

Due to its importance, a home eye test is funded by the NHS. During the home visit, the optician will ask you to sign a GOS 6 optical declaration form, to say you struggle to leave the home unaccompanied and are also eligible for an NHS eye test. Get in touch to find out more about our free eye tests in Lancaster.

How long does a Lancaster home eye test take?

Every eye test in Lancaster should be unique and tailored to individual needs. We understand the importance of taking adequate time during the test, and we will ensure that you never feel hurried or pressured, even when selecting your glasses. You can rest assured that you will receive personalised care and attention throughout the entire process, as we strive to provide you with the best possible vision care experience.

How do I book an optician?

Booking your local opticians in Lancaster is very easy, as we will always prioritise convenience. You can call our office on 01254 937322 to speak to us directly, or fill out the online booking form if you’d like a quicker option.

Do I need to prepare for the eye test at home?

Opticians’ home visits are a convenient and comfortable option. The eye test administered at home is customised to cater to your specific needs. It would be preferable to have a smoke-free and pet-free space for the home eye test. This will ensure accurate results and provide a conducive environment for testing.

Can a person with dementia have a home eye test?

A person with dementia or Parkinson’s can have a mobile eye test near Lancaster from our skilled opticians. Lancaster and nearby areas can benefit from a friendly free eye check with our friendly  optometrists who are trained to carry out eye tests at home for the elderly including those with dementia.

Is it necessary for someone with dementia to have an eye test?

Of your five senses, research shows people would miss their sight the most. Hence, it is vital that those with physical disabilities or poor mental health receive a home eye test in Lancaster. For those with dementia, better eyesight will allow them to recognise familiar environments and family members, which is essential to their well-being.

What are some potential signs of vision problems?

Look out for these signs, especially in older family members and friends.

  • Struggling to recognise friends and family
  • Squinting when watching T.V or reading
  • Requiring a brighter light for reading
  • Losing balance or falling frequently

How do I register as sight impaired?

Following your home eyecare in Lancaster, the mobile optician will explain the sight-impaired requirements and whether you are eligible to be referred for an ophthalmologist to assess you. If the specialist does determine you to be partially or severely sight impaired, you will receive a CVI, a certificate of visual Impairment.

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Eye tests at home for the elderly can determine whether they have signs of macular degeneration. It affects the central vision, so you may notice reading and writing becoming difficult. Straight lines appear wavy and you may even struggle to recognise loved ones. During your free eye test in Lancaster, the optician will assess your central vision using an Amsler chart.

AMD can affect one or both eyes, in different ways, so a person's balance and mobility could be affected. It is important if a loved one or someone you care for, are prone to falls you book an eye test at home in Lancaster. The earlier AMD is seen, the earlier it can be treated and the better the visual outcome. Having a local home-visiting optician in Lancaster means you can be seen promptly.