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Good opthalmologue in SW?

We tried an opthalmologue on spec (sorry!) in Brive over 3 years ago - with a waiting list of only 10 months - but when we got there it was really primitive - extraordinarily out of date compared with our optician of 14 years ago in the UK.   We're not going back there! 

Can anyone recommend a state of the art opthalmologue in the SW (ideally Lot, Lot et Garonne, Dordogne... ?).  As for the waiting list, I'd rather wait and see a good one.

Thanks!


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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

If you are going back to UK, go to Specsavers or similar and get a free prescription if that is what you want. Then get the specs made up, sent to a friend and posted on to you.
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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

I've thought of doing that but am not planning to go to the UK at the moment.  Above all I want a proper eye examination - not sure if Specsavers is the place for that.  I'd like to find a good opthalmologue in France.

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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

Well, I am diabetic so the eyes need watching. The examination I had in UK was infinitely longer and more thorough than the one I had in France
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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

I have had extremely thorough eye-check with Specsavers, too. Never been in France, so can't compare.

Angela
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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

Our optician in the UK used to do a thorough medical examination, including photos of the back of the eye.  That's nothing like what happened in France.  I'll take your excellent advice - thank you both - and get it done next time I go to the UK.

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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

I think that you will find that they are properly trained opthamologists in shops such as Specsavers.

10 months is not very long, where I used to live it is currently an 18 month waiting list and the depassement d'honoraires often as much as opthamologists charge in the UK.



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Re: Good opthalmologue in SW?

Ha ha! You can walk in off the street at my local Specsavers,, and be seen right away!
The examination is free for over-60s, diabetics etc. well, I think that's the case at all UK opticians' actually.

I have no connection with the company, BTW. Only as a satisfied customer.

Angela
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