"Agree with the lady who visited 18th April"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
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I also had a terrible assessment time, I should have learned from that. Very painful and very traumatic
I used to have 1 pair of varifocals I now have 3:pairs:
1 pair from poundland (£1) for close work & reading
1 pair I have had to buy for single lens distance pair for driving (£100)
1 pair my original varifocals which I cover the lens of the operated eye so I can watch a 50 TV or it is blurred
I would never recommend the ophthalmic unit. This is a blight on the RVI as other units where I have been treated, the care has been excellent. That includes Plastics, orthopaedics and trauma. Family members have given excellent reviews of other units they have used.
So I am left with my sight far worse than it was before
For me its an NHS lens and they can have it back and my views on the staff are unprintable