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Diabetic eye screening

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Kittycat_7_, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Kittycat_7_

    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    I had my eyes screened on Tuesday, the optician was vile. He used his fingers to hold my eyes open and was fighting with me.
    To put the drops in.
    He said oh for gods sake.
    My eyes are still sore, my screening was okay.
    I won't be going back there again.
    Has anyone else had a bad experience?
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    No,.

    All optometrists hold the eyelids open when putting drops in.
     
  3. Kittycat_7_

    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My mums doesn't, and nurses don't. He really hurt me.
     
  4. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, I had mine done today and he just said to hold my head back and look up. He didn't touch me at all.
    The drops sting, but that's what they tell you in advance.
     
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  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    You can write to the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme for your area and make a complaint. They will have to investigate and respond to you.
     
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  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Maybe it depends on the shape of your eyes whether they have to hold them open or not.

    I use the national eye screening service, not an optician, and can't recall if they hold mine open or not. I'm usually OK after a minute or so and don't suffer many after effects.
     
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    jwd1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had my retinal eye test on Thursday, he did just hold my eyelid open but it didn't hurt at all. He seem more concerned with offring me wads of tissues to stop drips messing up my clothes.
     
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    scouse13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I regularly visit Inverclyde Royal Hosp Eye Clinic. Here the consultant avd his team always raise the eye lid when applying drops, always very gentle.
    Once in while I need to visit A & E at another nearby hosp the first line doctors here very heavy handed. Generally treatment is excellent.
     
  9. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you go to an optician or to a proper retinal scan clinic. Both my husband and I go to a national eye screening clinic for ours never had a problem always gentle and the drops only sting for a second or two
     
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