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    Albert's not had an eye test for over 2 and a half years what with the pandemic and everything and now he's no longer able to get out to an optician we decided to try a home visit by Specsavers,

    3 People turn up (1 was a trainee) with suitcases of equipment - very high tech - more frames than they probably have in the shop! and did a very very thorough examination,

    He has cataracts but they don't need surgery at the moment but if he had needed it they "Short Cut" to 6 weeks wait - presume NHS is more,

    He will for the first time try Varifocals as his arms get weaker he won't forever be changing the different pairs, but if he doesn't like them after 3 weeks they will change them no problem and do him a long and short vision set,

    Pay by card in the house - simple

    They are ordered, will be delivered in about 2 to 3 weeks and then someone from Specsavers comes back to fit them etc

    He's had to wait a bit and they did say there's still a backlog

    I cannot fault this service, impressive

    and yes we are glad we went to specsavers!

    Husband Albert diagnosed PMA Feb 21

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    Thanks Suefromwakey that's really good to know👀👍
    Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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      #3
      Yes, it's a fantastic service and nothing is missed out. I had to type the eye chart letters obvs but it was mainly for my eye health.

      My elderly uncle gets his hearing aid checks in his home too.

      Every cloud... 😍😍
      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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        #4
        Thank you Sue.... thats really good to know.

        I haven't had my eyes checked for ages and bought reading glasses during the pandemic off Amazon so Specsavers is now on my list. Thanks for sharing.

        Love Debbie x

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          #5
          I'm going to do this for both of us.

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            #6
            I go to Specsavers and have had varifocals for years. It was hard in the beginning. I couldn’t get on with the cheapest of their range and tried a couple more. I always now get ‘Custom Made’ and don’t have any issues with them. I get the sunglasses too with Polaroid varifocal custom made lenses and lots of coatings. Very good indeed. Lynne x
            ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

            I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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