Medical card holders, unfortunately the waiting time to have a Medical Card authorised for an eye examination remains ridiculously high! The wait was up to nine weeks at the end of 2011, but they may now be reducing- at the moment they seem to be taking 6 weeks or so. This is beyond our control, as is the fact that we are not allowed to see anyone under the scheme without an authorised application form.
You can try to contact the Optical Department in Railway Street, Navan to enquire as to the progress of your application- (046) 9076432, best of luck with that- apparently they are often too busy to answer the phone these days.
And then- had someone in on Wednesday (22nd) who’s form was received in Navan on 17th February and authorised 3 days later!