We, at Keena Rakkado, believe everyone deserves the best possible Eyesight. Our highly qualified team, have been specially trained to carry out Eye Examinations for the elderly and other vulnerable people in a sensitive and sympathetic way. We welcome the presence of family members, friends or carers during our Visit as we feel it is important for our patients to feel as comfortable as possible during their eye test.
WHY ARE EYE TESTS IMPORTANT?
Regular eye tests are important because your eyes don’t usually hurt when something is wrong. A sight test is a vital health check for your eyes that can pick up early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms – many of which can be treated if found early enough.
YOUR SIGHT TEST
We use the latest equipment to carry out eye examinations at the comfort of your own home. We use the latest state of art Testing chart, City Test 2000, Test chart 2000 was the first Windowsbased computerized Test Chart. The system is used in practices, domiciliary eye care services and hospitals throughout the world. Test Chart 2000 PRO includes an unrivaled range of vision assessment tools for optometrists, ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals. Normally the Optometrist will sit you about 3 meters away from the illuminated eye chart which will be situated in front of you and plugged into a nearby socket. The room will need to be darkened at certain times during the consultation to enable the Optometrist to view the structures of your eyes more accurately. Your eye pressure will be measured using the latest innovative hand-held icare tonometer which delivers a gentle “flick” on the surface of the eye (quite unlike the discomfort of the “puffer” machines) and helps with the diagnosis of glaucoma. Your eyes and the area around them will also be examined, to look for signs of injury, disease or abnormality.
It is recommended that adults have their eyes tested every two years, unless their ophthalmic practitioner (optometrist) advises otherwise.
NHS – FUNDED MOBILE EYE TESTS
Some people are entitled to an NHS – funded mobile sight test (also known as a domiciliary sight test), where the ophthalmic practitioner (Visiting optometrist) comes to visit you. If you’re unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability:
If you qualify for a free NHS sight test, you may be entitled to mobile services:
- At home
- At a residential or care home
- At a day centre
- At a Sheltered Housing Unit
Our portable equipment makes it possible for us to carry out complete eye tests anywhere- at your home, in hospital or at care homes and sheltered accommodation.
We go out to anyone who can’t come to us- privately or on the NHS. NHS patients who are housebound do not pay for their eye test or their visit.
We also bring a selection of frames for you to choose if you need new spectacles- and we return to deliver, fit and adjust them for you- free of charge.
N.B. Keena Rakkado also undertakes private home visits for a nominal fee.
Booking a Home Visit is easy- just give us a call on :
020 8567 2320
Under current Department of Health Regulations, we are required to advise the NHS 48 hours before we provide an NHS home visit to 2 or less people at the same address. For this reason, we have waiting lists of 48hours for our NHS Visits. (These regulations require us to give 3 weeks notice when we provide a home visit to 3 or more people at the same address).