Eye examinations in the comfort of your home
Park Lane Opticians can carry out home eye tests. A home eye examination is free if you are over 60 and are unable to attend your usual optician without someone’s help. We welcome the presence of a relative or carer when we visit.
It is useful to have your current glasses, any old spectacle prescriptions and details of medication. It is also helpful if the room can be darkened and there is a small table or trolley to hand.
Just as in our practice your home eye test includes an assessment of the external and internal eye, a range of tests to determine your best spectacle prescription as well as measurement of eye pressure and visual fields where appropriate.
Pupil dilation with eye drops is sometimes needed to get a better retinal view or a photograph and this may be recommended if you suffer from macular degeneration are at risk of glaucoma, retinal detachment or other eye disease
We tailor the home eye examination and aftercare service to every individual. There are many elderly patients with dementia, or who are victims of stroke, who are unable to participate in subjective testing and we have to rely more on our objective tests. It is important to have eye health checked which is why the NHS recommends an annual eye test over the age of 70. Good vision helps to lessen the feeling of isolation and reduce the risk of falls and depression.
We provide an excellent and prompt eyecare service to residents in local care homes and make it easy for staff to coordinate this vital service.
We cover much of East Cheshire including Adlington, , Alderley Edge, Bollington ,Chelford, Congleton, Handforth, Macclesfield, Poynton, Prestbury and Wilmslow.
If you are a care home manager or nurse please contact our practice to discuss how we can provide your residents with our Award winning home visit service.
If you are a care home manager or care worker please contact our practice for further information on this service.