NHS Eye tests in the comfort of your own home

At McBay Mobile Opticians, we understand the importance of quality eye care and its impact on your daily life. That's why we're dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized eye care services right at your doorstep.

  • Free NHS eye examinations at home
  • Fully qualified optometrist with 25 years' experience
  • Evening and weekend appointments available
MMO practice

Providing home eye tests throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas.

With McBay Mobile Opticians, you can enjoy the convenience of having an experienced optometrist visit your home, ensuring that you receive the highest quality eye care without the hassle of traveling.

Don't let mobility challenges stand in the way of your eye health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover the difference that personalised, at-home eye care can make in your life.

  • Greater Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • Renfrewshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

How our service works

At McBay Mobile Opticians, we strive to make eye care as convenient and accessible as possible. Our process is simple: First, schedule an appointment either online or by phone. Next, Ann, our experienced optometrist, will visit your home to conduct a thorough eye examination. She will discuss the results and help you choose the best frames and lenses for your needs. Finally, we'll create your custom glasses and arrange a fitting appointment if necessary. Experience hassle-free, personalised eye care with McBay Mobile Opticians.

Book your appointment

You can request an appointment online, or give us a call, whichever you prefer. Our team is always ready to assist with any inquiries you may have.

We'll come to you for your examination

Ann will clearly explain the entire process, discuss the results, and help you explore your options on the spot - There will be over 100 stylish, contemporary, comfortable frames to choose from!

Recieve and enjoy your new glasses!

Your glasses are made up as needed for your prescription and delivered at a time that suits you.

Our most common questions, answered.

We understand that you may have questions or concerns about our services, and we're here to help. Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section addresses common inquiries and provides detailed information about McBay Mobile Opticians. From booking an appointment to understanding the eye examination process, we've got you covered. Browse through our FAQs to gain a better understanding of our services and feel confident in choosing McBay Mobile Opticians for your eye care needs.

Will I get a "proper" eye test?

Yes. I have invested in the latest specialist portable equipment to ensure a thorough eye examination. I have been a member of the General Optical Council and the College of Optometrist for over 25 years.

How much will it cost?

Eye tests are free in Scotland and there is no charge for the optometrist to come to your house.

Glasses vary in price. If you receive certain benefits, such as Pension Credit guarantee, then we havea range of frames to choose from completely free. If you don’t get help with the cost of your glasses, then we will make the prices as clear as possible. You are under no obligation to buy your glasses from us and we are happy to come back at another time if you want to have a think about it first.

I'm a family member/carer - Can I be there for the eye test?

Yes. In fact, I encourage my patients to have someone else present. And you can arrange an evening or weekend appointment to make this more suitable. 

How often should I have an eye test?

Everyone should have an eye examination every 2 years. If you’re over 70 you should have an eye examination every year. However, if you notice any changes to your vision, don’t wait. Make an appointment to get your eyes checked right away. 

How do I prepare for my eye test?

There’s not much to do before a home visit. Look out your old glasses and keep a list of your medication handy. Ideally, the eye test would take place in a room with good curtains or blinds. Also, if you can sit on a dining room chair then that’s best. But don’t worry if you can’t – I can perform an eye examination even if you’re confined to bed.

What about people living with dementia?

Many behaviours, such as becoming withdrawn, being clumsy, being startled or disorientated may actually be due to sight loss rather than dementia. It is vital to rule out visual problems before blaming the dementia. I can tailor the eye exam and use specialist equipment if communication is difficult. 

How do I arrange a visit?

You can fill in the request an appointment form, and let me know how best to get in touch with you to arrange. Or give me a ring on 0141 611 9696 and leave a message, with your phone number, and I’ll call you back as soon as I can.