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Robert Frith Optometrists Reach Out to the Housebound

Wednesday 22 July 2015, 16:56
By Kelly Lucas

Robert Frith Optometrists, Market Place, Wincanton

We are able to provide NHS funded mobile sight tests in the comfort of your own home for eligible patients in Somerset in a 10 mile radius of Wincanton including Castle Cary, Bruton, Templecombe, Henstridge, Sparkford, Stoke Trister, Frome etc.

In addition we will now cover the following areas in Wiltshire: Penselwood, Zeals, Mere, Kilmington, The Deverills, Maiden Bradley, Warminster and all places in between.

If you are eligible for an NHS funded sight test, you may qualify for mobile services as follows:

  • At home: if you are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability.
  • At a residential or care home: if you normally live there and you are unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability.
  • At a day centre: if you would have difficulty in obtaining sight testing services from practice premises because of physical or mental illness or disability or because of difficulties in communicating your health needs unaided.

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You may qualify for a free NHS sight test if you are:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
  • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your optician will advise you of your entitlement)
  • Claiming benefit (income support, income related employment and support allowance, income-based jobseekers allowance, pension credit guarantee credit or receiving tax credits and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

For more information or to book services please contact: Robert Frith Optometrists, 16 Market Place, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9LA.

Tel: 01963 31259; Email: ;


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