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Home hearing tests and home eye tests.

newborn
newborn Community member Posts: 830 Pioneering
For vaccinated people, are either of these now available?  The Specsaver site is a puzzle. It gives a click link for 'free' then says £95, or gives a click link for 'home tests' then says these are in no circumstances available.  The theory used to be that Specsavers  would do both eyes and hearing as part of the N.H.S.   It used to be that they would do home visits for both tests (certainly for people living in town centres).  G.Ps do make referrals, but how can people chase Specsavers up?

(There is no method to contact some G.Ps now, because everything is automated to what someone decided people ought to be asking about, not what they actually do want to contact for.  e;g; along the lines of 'is it a) urgent?  if so, call an ambulance ' or is it b) not urgent? if so, call 111
If you can find any way through that, you get another list of 'permitted' questions, along the lines of ' are you asking about a) a child's spots or b) a chiropody issue,?'         There is no 'none of the above' option)  

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 10,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Our Gp'S have been contactable right through the pandemic and I have personally seen a GP 5 times in the last 15 months.
    Have you tried telephoning your local spec savers branch?
    Seasons greetings to one and all 🎄🎅🏻🌲
  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 830 Pioneering
    a)Are you housebound? b)Do you believe whatever is your personal experience must automatically be the same all over the country for everyone else? c)Err....What would you assume someone would do first, in trying to contact Specsavers? 

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