Ophthalmic Services: Home Visits

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 28 November 2023.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make it her policy to encourage optometrists to make home visits upon request.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

National Health Service-funded domiciliary sight tests are widely available for individuals entitled to free NHS sight tests who are unable to leave home unaccompanied due to physical or mental illness or disability. They can be provided in a patient’s own home, residential care home or at a day centre following a request from the patient, relative or primary carer. Individuals not entitled to NHS-funded sight tests can access domiciliary sight testing services privately.

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