DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Eye Tests at Home

April 4 2019

Eye care is important for people with dementia and may be provided at home or in a care home. Eye examinations are free for over 60’s and for some younger people with dementia, as are home visits if it is difficult to get to a practice. Benefits may be available to help towards the cost of glasses.

You may be able to get an eye test at home for someone who is unable to visit a community opticians unaccompanied. A mobile sight test, when an optometrist comes to visit you can be:

  • at home – if you’re unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability 
  • at a residential or care home – if you’re a resident and unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability 
  • at a day centre – if you can’t get a sight test at an optician’s practice because of physical or mental illness or disability, or difficulties communicating your health needs unaided 

For more information about home visits and help with associated costs visit the NHS link below:

http://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/free-nhs-eye-tests-and-optical-vouchers/

 

 

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