Information for Patients

Information for Patients

If you, or a person you care for, needs an eye test but are unable to visit a high street practice unaccompanied because of a mental, physical or learning disability you can have the test in your own home.

You can find more information in this domiciliary leaflet, New Guide to Sight Tests at Home, which was produced by the Optical Confederation, in conjunction with the College of Optometrists and Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Optical professionals working in domiciliary settings aim to work within the principles set out in the Domiciliary Eyecare Code of Practice. The Domiciliary Eyecare Committee have, together with Care England, also produced a letter to highlight to care professionals and care home managers the role they can play in helping to ensure that people living in residential care homes receive high quality, personalised eye care.

If you are concerned about how you or someone in your care has been treated by a domiciliary eye care provider, you can ask the Domiciliary Independent Adjudicator to investigate the matter by emailing [email protected]. The Terms of Reference for the Independent Adjudicator can be found here.