Call for Sligo based eye scheme to be rolled out nationally

Optometrists are calling for a roll out of the Sligo Post Cataract Scheme across the country.

It's because it only takes a year for cataract surgery in the North West, but people have to wait up to 5 years in the South West.

They're concerned that eye-care waiting lists have surged to 52 thousand during the pandemic.

Association of Optometrists Ireland spokesperson, Linda McGibney-Nolan says patients should also be treated more in the community...........