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    Originally posted by Hairbsb View Post
    Went to the opticians today as I have two pairs of glasses for long and short distance. Told my optician of my diagnosis and I broke down. I said if I can't speak in the future how will you test my eyes? I also said I really need one pair of glasses for now and for the future. Never had one pair for both ! Set me back a pretty penny
    funnily enough I was thinking about this over the weekend. I'm due an eye test and wondered how it would work? there is a family run opticians in my village - maybe I'll give them a go and see what they can do xx


      richcrocker let's know how you get on


        Hi Both,

        I faced this dilemma recently as wasn't keen to go during the first lockdown. That was before MND had reared its ugly head.

        I contacted Boots Opticians via Twitter and they gave me the Branch Managers email. I contacted her and explained I could not speak.

        It worked out ok and I did it via thumbs up and down. The optician was a bit of an arse though and although I had my IPad he didn't listen to me. Also when they were taking my details the woman wrote deaf and dumb on my form. I put her right straight away and then she said how do you spell motor neurone disease!!

        If wasn't for the lovely assistant manager helping me find suitable glasses I would have walked out.

        I go and pick them up this afternoon and yes


        Like you I know have a pair for reading and a pair for tv.
        Diagnosed 3rd November 2021 Bulbar Onset


          GillB how very ignorant. I've ordered one pair for both reading and TV. Hope I get on with them x thanks for sharing. Ps I would have said how do you spell it ,Y-o-u a-r-e a-n i-d-i-o-t


            Originally posted by richcrocker View Post
            I'm due an eye test and wondered how it would work?
            I did an eye test at home with Specsavers.

            I can't speak, so used text to speech for the letter chart, and the rest of the exam didn't require much input from me really 😏

            Your local Optician may do home visits, def worth asking. xx

            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Significant bulbar impairment - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV - Eye gaze user