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# optometrists - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland's worst blackspot: patients in Cork are waiting 5 years for surgery
# Cataracts
# Cataracts

Ireland's worst blackspot: patients in Cork are waiting 5 years for surgery

Jun 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,623 Views 16 Comments

The shortest waiting list still sees patients wait more than a year for treatment, according to the Association of Optometrists Ireland.

# optometrists - Saturday 27 October, 2018

People warned that cosmetic contact lenses could lead to vision loss
# Halloween
# Halloween

People warned that cosmetic contact lenses could lead to vision loss

Oct 27th 2018, 5:00 PM 16,695 Views 12 Comments

The supply of contact lenses without an eye examination and prescription is illegal.

# optometrists - Sunday 4 February, 2018

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year
# Cataracts
# Cataracts

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year

Feb 4th 2018, 1:04 PM 11,387 Views 41 Comments

About 35% of those seeking outpatient treatment have been waiting over 12 months.

# optometrists - Sunday 17 September, 2017

More Irish people are waiting for an eye appointment than any other kind
# In The Eyes
# In The Eyes

More Irish people are waiting for an eye appointment than any other kind

Sep 17th 2017, 11:00 AM 9,757 Views 28 Comments

The Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) said crisis-level delays in eye-care are compromising health.

# optometrists - Friday 28 October, 2016

Optometrists are warning people not to wear cosmetic contact lenses this Halloween
# Scary Eyes
# Scary Eyes

Optometrists are warning people not to wear cosmetic contact lenses this Halloween

Oct 28th 2016, 6:05 AM 12,999 Views 5 Comments

Optometrists say the lenses were proven to increase the risk of damage to eyes.

# optometrists - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Eye exams for schoolchildren have been cut by the HSE
# Service Reform
# Service Reform

Eye exams for schoolchildren have been cut by the HSE

May 10th 2016, 6:25 AM 19,800 Views 38 Comments

The HSE states that there is no evidence that supports the effectiveness of the screening programme.

# optometrists - Monday 12 November, 2012

Bright Eyes week: Parents urged to get children's eyes tested
# Eyes
# Eyes

Bright Eyes week: Parents urged to get children's eyes tested

Nov 12th 2012, 11:39 AM 3,770 Views 12 Comments

Bright Eyes week runs until Saturday and independent optometrists are offering a ’6 point check up’ free of charge or at a nominal cost.