It appears I can’t make an appointment to see the optometrist without a referral-letter (from my GP, presumably). Why? My optician told me to see the specialist because he thinks I might need prisms in my glasses, and he wasn’t feeling comfortable enough to muck about with my eyes himself. Which I really do appreciate. My sight’s bad enough that I don’t want others’ mistakes to worsen them further.
But why do I need a referral to get into hospital?
And I don’t like my eyes much either right now for making me jump through these hoops just to accommodate them. Just work already! (A plea 21 years late, I know.)