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Thursday 29th November

As you will know Thursday is our late night – we are usually open until 8.30pm.

Due to staff holidays and a parent teacher meeting at the Bailiborough Community School we will be closing at 5.30pm this coming Thursday 29th.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused – I have no option.

Ian

Telephone issues

Apologies to anyone trying to contact us this early afternoon – Neasa became aware of internet issues at roughly 12 pm, but neither of us noticed that we had no dial tone! Perhaps we did have a dial tone then, but I was back in after a trip to collect a child in Cavan and there was no dial tone. Calling the line did nothing inside, but seemed to ring normally at my mobile end.

If we did not answer the phone to you – it didn’t ring!

Tried to contact Eir by phone, but faults only seem to occur in normal business hours – Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The fault has been reported online, but we have no idea when they might get round to fixing this.

If there is no luck by Monday morning, we will advise a different contact method.

Again, apologies.

Ian

Poster

AMD Awareness Week 2018

Once again, it is national AMD Awareness Week – September 10th to 16th.

As members of the Association of Optometrists, we will be offering AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration) screening free of charge in practice next week. AMD used to be called ARMD, which given its actual meaning still makes more sense to me!

Please call us to book a slot if you wish to avail, but please be aware that this is not a free eye examination, it is a free AMD screening. Also please remember that we are fitting these checks into our already busy diary, so you might not get the exact time that you would like. If you just arrive, please don’t be annoyed if we ask you to come back later – we are doing this as part of a national awareness campaign, which is more for your benefit than ours!

If you are entitled to a government funded full eye examination, either due to Medical Card or PRSI entitlement, you would be much better to get the full test done, rather than this “freebie”. By all means have this freebie too, but this is not a substitute for a full test, but given what I said here, even a full test is perhaps not enough, due to the speed of onset of the most devastating type of AMD?

Every year we have callers who have no particular interest in Age Related Macular Degeneration, but a very strong interest in getting something for nothing. We will happily accommodate them, but everyone, please understand that the staff will advise you to have a full test rather than the very reduced screening offered – if the full exam is still not going to cost you, why not avail of that instead?

If you have had a recent eye examination and everything was OK, and you have no issues now, you likely will not benefit from this screening, but do ensure that each eye is distortion free and seeing as well as you are used to – you should do this on a weekly or fortnightly basis. If not, you should get your eyes checked as soon as possible, ideally in the establishment you normally attend – they best know your eyes after all!

(And you do trust them, don’t you?)

Ian

 

 

AMD Awareness Week 2018 10 September 2018 – 16 September 2018

 

AMD Awareness Week 2018 ‘SightSee With Me’ will take place from the 10th-16th September. This year marks the beginning of a new decade for the awareness campaign, as we mark the 11th anniversary of the multi eye care stakeholder group initiative, supported by the Irish College of Ophthalmologists.

 

The aim of the awareness week is to create greater public awareness and understanding of AMD, and encourage those aged 50 and over to get their eyes tested regularly.

 

Further information on AMD Awareness Week 2018 activities and testing locations will feature shortly on the ICO website www.eyedoctors.ie and www.amd.ie.

“The” Facebook

Hey folks  – there were only two people who were good with “The” Facebook, Vicky was one, but Victoria has retired and she doesn’t check in so much at the moment, which left Neasa, who is not here right now!

As you all know, I expect – Neasa is off for the next few months, minding Cian, her new BABY BOY!

I am aware that Neasa would often pick up orders for contact lenses at “unusual times”, and she still will try to, but it would be easier for her if you were to order them here, for the moment at least!

She is still forwarding orders to us, but it would be better to give her a break—?

Sandra and I do try to login to Facebook to see the messages, but it used to show on Neasa’s feed, and not mine, which I have not tried to fix, as I “do not do The Facebook”, at least not willingly – a child of mine was disgusted that I had 92 unseen messages. I thought that they all came from my “personal” friends, rather than friends of the “site”??. Maybe not?  I am fairly technical, but not when it comes to the Facebook. I would rather, and did delete the messenger app on my phone – it was difficult to get rid of that number, of whatever that number was – “Likes” “Messages” “Pokes” (what????) IDC (meaning I Don’t Care).

Please contact us here, or call us here to make your orders – we are not so much geared up for ordering contact lenses from Facebook Messages, apart from Neasa.

Or just drop us an e-mail – that works too, any time of day! Please give us your name, and address, or DOB, and an up to date contact telephone number, along with what you want obviously! (And do you need solutions, or lenses only?)

Thanks!

Ian

Friday – closed

I tried to get to the main road this morning, but got stuck twice within 40 feet. Bit of digging of snow and I managed to make it (home). Stuck here for the day, but there does seem to be some melting happening.

Hoping to be there tomorrow, very bored.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Ian

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