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Preparation for your appointment

Here are some helpful guidelines to ensure your visit to the practice meets your needs

  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time so that all necessary paperwork can be completed.
  • If you wish to use your medical card or PRSI towards the cost of your visit or glasses, please bring your PPS number with you for PRSI entitlements or an approved HSE Optical benefit voucher for full medical card holders.
  • In order for the optometrist to examine the back of your eyes thoroughly they may instil drops to dilate (tropicamide 0.5% or 1%) your pupils (make the pupil larger). If drops are instilled they will blur your vision slightly and you may not be able to drive for up to 2 hours after your appointment.
  • All patients presenting with symptoms of floaters, or flashing lights will have their pupils dilated.
  • If you are booked in for a contact lens check-up or consultation, bring your contact lenses, your contact lens case and your glasses with you to your appointment.

If your appointment is for a young child, drops (cyclopentolate) may be instilled to facilitate the eye examination, this is generally only done on a child’s first eye examination and not on subsequent visits.

If your child is young (under 6 yrs old) it may be useful to use the app Kay Say & Match to familiarise them with the pictures we use.