Optometrists are expressing concern that eye-care waiting lists have surged to 52 thousand during Covid-19.

 

The say in the South West people can be waiting up to five years for cataract surgery, but only a year in the North West.

 

This is because of the proven 'Sligo Post-Cataract Scheme', which they want rolled out across the country.

 

Association of Optometrists Ireland spokesperson, Linda McGibney-Nolan says the waiting lists are spiralling:

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