If you are housebound and unable to visit one of our practices, we can provide a home visit service. This allows you to have your eyes examined by one of our experienced optometrists in the comfort of your own home. We also carry out eye tests in nursing homes and hospitals.
If you require glasses we can
supply and fit these for you with prices to suit everyone.
Our home visit team have all the necessary equipment to carry
out a full sight test and carry a wide range of frames from
complete price packages to stylish designer glasses, and can help
you to choose the right glasses.
What's included in this service?
At Black & Lizars we provide
only the highest standards of clinical care. All our
domiciliary optometrists are fully qualified and members or fellows
of the British College of Optometrists and attend further training
on a regular basis.
use this service?
Domiciliary visits are for people
who are genuinely housebound or have difficulty attending an
opticians practice due to mobility or health problems.
This service is available in
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling & Aberdeen areas.
does an eye test cost?
Eye tests are funded by the NHS in
Scotland. Visit fees may apply (please check when making an
should I have an eye test?
We recommend regular eye
examinations for everyone at 1 to 2 year intervals or as advised by
your optometrist. In particular, you should ensure that you
have your eyes examined regularly if:-
A regular eye test is a vital
health check for your eyes. Conditions such as glaucoma,
cataracts, diabetes, and macular degeneration can seriously affect
your vision. However, in many cases early detection is best
with many treatments and management plans being most effective if
the condition is caught early.
during an eye test?
The eye examination has 3
1. To assess how well you see
and to prescribe glasses if necessary
2. To check how the eyes work together (binocular vision and
3. To check the health of your eyes and to detect any
general health problems that may be evident. Conditions such as
diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many other eye
diseases may be detected through an eye examination
Your eye examination will
A health history
A distance and near vision
A refractive analysis
Eye coordination and muscle
Focusing ability and reflex
Cornea and anterior eye
Retina, optic nerve and blood
Visual field check and eye
pressure check if required
information or to make an appointment please contact:
Glasgow area: 0141
Edinburgh area: 0131 226 5485
Stirling area: 01786 473661
Aberdeen area: 01224 648231