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Home Visits

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.

Spec Clinics 8 CropWhat's included in this service?

  • Home visit eye tests
  • Full dispensing service including delivery and fitting of glasses
  • Aftercare 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.

Who should 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.

How much does an eye test cost?

Eye tests are funded by the NHS in Scotland.  Visit fees may apply (please check when making an appointment)

How often 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:-

  • You are over 40
  • You have a history of glaucoma in your family
  • You have diabetes

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.

What happens during an eye test?

The eye examination has 3 functions:-

1.  To assess how well you see and to prescribe glasses if necessary
2.  To check how the eyes work together (binocular vision and motility)
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 include:-

  • A health history
  • A distance and near vision assessment
  • A refractive analysis
  • Eye coordination and muscle balance test
  • Focusing ability and reflex test
  • Cornea and anterior eye examination
  • Retina, optic nerve and blood vessel examination
  • Visual field check and eye pressure check if required

For more information or to make an appointment please contact:

Glasgow area:  0141 445 8396
Edinburgh area:  0131 226 5485
Stirling area:  01786 473661
Aberdeen area: 01224 648231