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    Hi Dave
    Wish i could do similar mate, although i do have another few days for me next Eye exam, on the 30th of this Month, i dont know how long after that i will still have to wait, possibly six Months or so.
    But i will not go and pay that amount for Private , as i feel its not right as you say you got the same Guy who would have been doing it free. (Good for you if you can afford it mate, i am happy for you)
    I still am driving (now some 18Months since i was told i had cataracts) at times it is a bit blurry and i do take all care, but still get around.
    Anyway have waited this long, so another six Months or so is getting closer!
    Roll on time ! LOL
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    Fortunately I had mine done about 10yrs ago now at hosp. in the Mornington peninsula. I was still in private health so only had to pay a small fee for the sedation the rest was covered. Had both done one month apart.
    We have an eye hospital here that does these all the time, it's where I went for the laser treatment. I fibbed said I wasn't in private health ( doesn't cover laser) so was done free as I have pension card. Only paid consult to eye specialist getting most back from Medicare.
    We are still in private health here changing to a local one much cheaper than the mainland one and while we can afford that we will retain it. My husband will be due to have his done soon so will "see" how he goes at this local eye place.
    Mine were caused by the medication I have to take to treat my occupational lung disease hence a lot earlier than most. Still on medication but will not get the problem back with the artificial lens so that's good otherwise this girl wouldn't be breathing. Good luck all who have this procedure piece of cake these days and improving all the time.

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    Hi Doc.
    Sorry to hear about your cataracts.I dont
    know how it works in your part of the World,
    but here when you have been diagnosed with
    cataracts you must advise the D.V.L.C. and your
    insurance company.If you do not and you have
    an accident,then you are not covered,I dont know
    how the DVLC will react.Hope that you and Irene
    are both keeping well,please give her my regards.
    Dave.

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    Worth finding out if they have a cancellations list, if you can sign up -
    it could benefit both you and them, if your fairly local and available
    at short notice, pos could reduce your waiting time.

    K.
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    No chance of that here Keith with the waiting list so massive its very very unlikely that any place will become vacant! Just have to wait my turn.

    Dave thanks mate and yes we are both well except for small issues .
    As long as one passes the Eye Test with an Optician Dave then there is no worry, and as i do have a great Guy , known him for a long time he gave me the pass ( bit dodgy LOL) But still able to drive.
    Hopefully when i see the Eye Specialist Dr Tang on the 30th , i can just ask him how long does he think it will still be ?
    Cheers

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    The restrictions on eyes varies from state to state here in Oz.
    Down here in the Leper colony, Victoria, all you have to do is notify Vic Roads about it.
    No age restriction on driving as that would constitute discrimination.

    Had an e-mail today saying my cataracts are due to be done in early October.
    Then read it again, not cataracts, car tracks at the local car depot, must go to Specsavers again.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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