Visioncall make eye care accessible for those who cannot attend the optician unaccompanied. Our sight test is delivered to you in the comfort of your own home by our highly trained and dedicated team of home visit optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants.
We use the latest digital mobile testing equipment including digital eye charts, retinoscopes and autorefractors to enable us to make an accurate and precise recommendation at home.
Visioncall understand the need to safeguard older, more vulnerable individuals who live in care homes, as their needs are different from those of other older people.
The contribution that can be made by professional, specially trained and motivated eye care specialists during a sight test to the safety, quality of life, well-being and dignity of residents is exceptional.
Visioncall sight tests which are tailored to each individual patient, including those who may be living with dementia.
When included within the service offered to your patients of the care home, Visioncall’s clinical teams will be able to:
- Communicate to care staff and patients the importance of wearing glasses
- Advise nursing staff on ophthalmic medical issues relative to the individual
- Advise on fall prevention measures
- Communicate with care home staff 24 hours a day via our VC24 portal
- Provide training to staff on improving eye care for patients.
Improved sight enhances older people’s perception of the world around them, improves their confidence and boosts their ability to interact.
If you would like to arrange a sight test in your home today, please fill out our contact form and a member of your local practice will be in touch.
Visioncall specialise in assisting individuals who may be living with some form of dementia and are in need of extra time and care.
Each one of our optometrists undergo dementia sensitivity training to allow us to employ appropriate communication techniques and use the latest mobile technology to allow us to assist each individual.
Rather than employ a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, we have developed our sight test and our people to tailor to an individual’s specific needs on the day.
Having a person-centred approach allows us to communicate and engage every person undergoing a sight test in an appropriate manner.
This ensures we treat each person with dignity and respect whenever we visit the home.
It is these extra details which make a huge difference for residents living with dementia who need a sight test.
Communication is Key
Our dementia sight test uses different techniques and equipment to gather results using two different approaches.
This is what is known as subjective testing and objective testing.
Subjective testing requires a verbal response with the patient and is more in line with what you would expect in a standard sight test.
This would result in using a letter chart for the examination, except our charts also feature numbers and symbols depending on their needs.
On the other hand, objective testing does not require a verbal response from a patient and gives us the means to test someone who has problems communicating.
Equipment such as an autorefractor (an automated machine which gives an approximate prescription reading) and a retinoscope (a manual instrument which gives a more accurate prescription using trial lenses in front of the eyes) allow us to deliver an objective test.
After the sight test is complete our optometrist will provide you with an eye care recommendation based on your individual visual needs.
Here you will find details on who performed the examination, how the individual was tested, what equipment was used and what glasses have been recommended to enable the resident to see better and live better.
Your recommendation is more than a prescription, it is an expert summary of what pair of glasses we feel will help that individual see better and live better based on what activities they enjoy and what frames they have indicated they like on the day.
We encourage our patients to use their recommendation as the best suggested solution to improve their visual acuity following the consultation with our optometrist.
If you’re responsible for handling an individual’s care, you can place an order for their glasses at this stage.