les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Getting my eyes tested

For some time I have thought it would be a good idea to get my eyes tested. I can't see things at a distance as I could, and recently with a friend in MacDonalds I had to ask them to read the menu that was displayed behind the counter.

In France you need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. All he does is examine your eyes and then give you a prescription for glasses or lenses and/or refer you to a doctor if he discovers some other problem. To get your glasses you then go to an optician, and all they do is sell glasses.

There's an ophthalmologist near our home, but they aren't taking on new clients.

There's an ophthalmologist further into Pessac, but they have a three-month waiting list.

There's an eyesight centre at the Clinique Mutuelle near the campus, but they're awkward to get to.

So I hesitated. Dithered.

Then yesterday our health insurance people sent us an email saying that we could get an appointment for an eyesight check-up within the week at regulation prices. I clicked on the link. It's a place in central Bordeaux, very accessible.

I got an appointment for tomorrow.

If all goes well we'll make an appointment for Pat next.

1 comment:

Emmanuel said...

If your eyesight hasn't changed, your GP should be able to get you a subscription for new glasses.