I’ve had problems with my eyes over the last few months, I don’t feel like I’ve been seeing as well as I used to. I was diagnosed with a cataract in October and went for an eye test yesterday just to get my vision checked.
I usually go to a well-known national brand of opticians but to be honest I wasn’t very happy with my last visit over a year ago. I felt I wasn’t being listened to about my concerns with my eyes. When I heard that Sweeney’s Opticians were doing free eye tests for the month of January I booked a test.
As soon as I walked in I was offered a tea or coffee, which I’m told they offer all their customers. Such a nice touch and very welcome. The staff were all very friendly and I couldn’t believe how thorough the eye test I had was.
Martha Ward is the Optometrist in Sweeney’s and she explained all the various tests as she was carrying them out. It turns out not only do I have a cataract in my right eye I also now have one in my left. So for anyone thinking it’s just old people who get them it isn’t. I have to say I was quite worried but Martha assures me they are nothing to worry about at the moment and she will keep an eye on them (pardon the pun!)
I’ve needed glasses for driving for a while now but the sight in my left eye has got worse so I need stronger glasses. I also now need glasses for reading, I’d figured I would as I’m having trouble reading small print in low light.
Martha also suggests I might have high cholesterol – isn’t it amazing what she can see just by looking in my eyes? I’m hoping the healthy eating might sort that out – fingers crossed.
I’d highly recommend Sweeney’s Opticians if you need an eye test in Sligo. It’s brilliant to get such a great service and to actually be listened to. I was so impressed I’ve booked Jono in for a test next week.