A1 Optician is an independent Optician based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. We have been commissioned by the NHS to provide a *Free* domiciliary eye testing service for the elderly and housebound across parts of London, and in Herts, Beds, Bucks and Berkshire.
The service we offer helps the elderly retain independence in their own home, it takes out the struggle of trying to see a high street optician and helps make their lives more comfortable and safe...particularly in regards to falls prevention. The issue is, however, that not many people are aware that the service exists or that they are entitled to it free of charge.
An overview of the service's key benefits are as follows:
1) The patient doesn't have to move from their home. They can have their eyes tested in the safety and comfort of their own residence.
2) The service includes having eyes tested and the fitting + provision of new glasses (an all-in-one eye care service)
3) The service is FREE.
4) Having regular eye tests can improve the quality of life, help retain independence and prevent trips and falls in the home.
5) A1 Opticians are highly qualified, have experience providing eye tests to the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, mobility problems or other disabilities. They are very friendly and caring and committed to providing the highest standards of clinical and ethical practice.
The above are just a few, but principle benefits of a domiciliary eye testing service. I have attached some additional information that provides more detail.