"problems using the machines"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / Ophthalmology Crosshouse Hospital Ophthalmology KA2 0BE
Posted by Rocket419 (as ),
I went to the ophthalmology department at Crosshouse Hospital for a field of vision test but I had problems using the machine. I think you have more chance of winning the lottery than being comfortable on those machines.
I have a condition that causes muscle weakness and I found it really difficult to try and use the machine. Stress builds up because you can’t do the exercise properly and I was not going to just try and do it and hope for the best because they might not have got an accurate reading.
The seat is adjusted by an assistant but it would make more sense for the patient to be able to adjust the seat into a comfortable position and for the chin rest to be available in different sizes/shapes. The machine is also jammed in the corner, which means there is not a lot of room.
I wasn't able to complete the test yesterday because of the issues around the machine and I now have to go down again in two weeks to try again and will have to explain my problems to a different member of staff. It is causing me some worry.
The doctor I saw was very professional and I want to stress I am not criticising the doctors manner at all and I didn't get angry about the situation but I don’t think I can go through the situation again if I can’t use the machine.