FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN CAN I GET BACK TO WORK?

Again this will depend if your doctor has dilated your pupils and what your work involves. Please remember to ask for a medical certificate (MC) if you require time off work. Your companion will also be entitled to a time-slip should they require it.

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HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?

This varies greatly between patients. This is especially if we need to dilate your pupils which can take up to 30 minutes after your doctor first sees you. If you then require various investigations, please be prepared to stay for some hours. Saturdays waiting time will be slightly longer depending on number of patients.

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CAN I WEAR MAKE-UP FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Yes, you may but if possible please do not use any eye make-up especially if you are undergoing any eye surgery.

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HOW SHOULD I BE USING MY EYE DROPS?

Please use your drops as prescribed by your doctor. In order to find out whether your drops are working well, it is very important that you remember to use them everyday, including on the day of your appointment.

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CAN I DRIVE AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?

Sometimes your doctor will need to dilate your pupils. This will blur your vision mainly for reading (for 3 to 4 hours). Hence, driving will be unsafe, both for you and other road-users. So please make alternative transportation arrangements or bring someone along with you.

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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME

Please bring your current list of medications and your most recent pair of glasses for distance & reading.

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