As we become more mature, we usually need more attention when it comes to eye health, since eye health and vision tends to change more as the years go by. Some elderly people may have difficulty travelling to and from the practice, and sometimes carers are unavailable to come to the practice with them in the available appointment time slots. There are also other issues associated with mobility such as lack of public transport or navigation problems. This is why we at Ashleigh Sight Care are currently looking to provide home visits to those who cannot make it into practice. This service is not yet live and plans to introduce home visits are under way.
You can be absolutely sure about the quality of eye care provided by Ashleigh Sight Care. You will be given a thorough eye examination along with the quality of care. Our visiting optometrist is fully qualified and properly experienced in conducting eye examinations at home. We are proud to provide such a high level in eye care and will try our best to make the appointment that is most convenient for you.
The home visit is a private appointment and is not carried out under the NHS.
Although the home visit structure is not yet implemented, the optometrist will call approximately an hour before visiting to ensure the appointment conditions have not changes. Once confirmed, they will come over and may ask questions related to your eye care history or any eye or visual issues faced. Once this is done they will conduct the eye examination using special equipment designed for use away from the practice.
If the optometrist prescribes the use of glasses then these are readily available and we are able to provide a range of different choices to suit your preference. If the patient is eligible for NHS funding then a contribution towards the glasses may be provided but the eye examination is a private transaction.
The glasses should be custom made for you within 14 days after the visit. Following this, another short appointment will be made for a clinician to deliver them to your home and will ensure that your glasses are fitted correctly and comfortable for you.