It’s the same as a standard sight test… but, it isn’t.

Visioncall are proud to assist hundreds of thousands of people within a care setting to see better and live better through our person-centred eye care solution.

Approximately 50% of older people living in care homes have some form of sight loss and the traditional methods of testing are not always possible, especially for people living with dementia.

Our eye care solution was developed to test the vision of someone living with dementia, ensuring that we can assess them in a professional and appropriate manner.

Carrying out the sight test in a familiar environment can also ease people living with dementia, alleviating their stress and eases communication.

Our opticians will always treat every person undergoing a sight test with dignity and respect by communicating and engaging with them.

Typically, a sight test consists of popping down to your local opticians, having a quick chat to establish how your vision is and how you see things during the test.

From start to finish our sight test involves a more person-centred approach:

  • A sight test can be requested on the phone or online through VC24 (our online eye care management system).
  • Completion of a Lifestyle Questionnaire before the eye examination helps us to meet the individual’s needs.
  • A dementia sight test is carried out using the Lifestyle information given. We provide our eye care recommendation booklet afterwards, with an appropriate and necessary prescription.
  • If the individual wishes to order their glasses, we will personally deliver them to their home and make any adjustments if necessary. We will also provide a personalised Lifestyle Passport.
  • The Passport is kept in the individual’s care plan for the care home team to reference on a daily basis.

Our dementia sight test uses different techniques and equipment to gather results using two different approaches – subject testing and objective testing.

Subjective testing makes use of a letter chart for the eye examination, except our chart also features numbers and symbols to meet varying patient needs.

Whereas, objective testing does not require a verbal response which enables us to examine an individual who has problems communicating.

Thanks to these specialist techniques, our dementia sight test enables us to provide a speedy clinical diagnosis and prescription.

This allows us to help an individual see better and live better sooner.