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Why Do I Need To My GP?

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Got a letter this morning from the Doctor's Surgery. It said that I have to see them about a recent letter from Specsavers, why? The letter from Specsavers, btw, is basically them saying that I have something with my eyes that makes reading harder, therefore I may need extra time for exams.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It may be that there is some medical reason for it that your GP needs to look into, or it could be associated with other medical reasons, or they could want you referred to a specialist which they may not be able to do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    could be a number of reasons as scary has pointed out, only one way to find out!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks.

    Scary Monster - they did say (when I having my eyes tested) that they need to refer me back to the eye infermary, but I don't really understand what the doctor has to do with this.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Erm... he'll be the one referring, probably. Not many optometrists (opticians) seem to refer...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe optometrists don't have the authority to do whatever is nessassery to get you more time with exams, and you have to see the doc about that. But yeah, the other suggestions all seem likely.

    It's really annoying when you get called to the docs and they don't exactly tell you why. :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lu_C wrote: »
    It's really annoying when you get called to the docs and they don't exactly tell you why. :rolleyes:

    Indeed. My clinic has booked me a lumbar puncture for later this m,onth and the buggers won't tell me why. I've done some looking up on the net and it doesn't look promising.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote: »
    Got a letter this morning from the Doctor's Surgery. It said that I have to see them about a recent letter from Specsavers, why? The letter from Specsavers, btw, is basically them saying that I have something with my eyes that makes reading harder, therefore I may need extra time for exams.

    I had similar experience at SpecSavers several years ago - they did a stain test on both eyes but the right eye started to sting with their yellow dye and they wrote a letter for my Gp saying they're worried about it..


    GP refer me to specialist eye hospital only thing was it was a 4 month waiting list

    By the time they examined my eyes there was nothing to see.


    Maybe about a year ago now I had my eye go very red and went to see GP, the GP said to go direct to the Emergency ward and after a few hours was seen and they said it's just alleries, prescribed anti-histomines and allergy eye drops - everything basically available without a prescription.
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