Blog

London 2012 – ‘Lazy’ Sunday

What a great day. Perhaps it was a combination of it being a Sunday, and the sun shining but the clinic was a bit quiter for everyone.

The stats thus far are that of 199 patients in the polyclinic 120 of them were seen in the eye clinic. The slight let up meant an great opportunity to chat to the athletes. Yesterday that included one of the team of only 6 from the Federated states of Micronesia. He explained that there aren’t any concrete buildings on the islands let alone an eye care system, so he has a 4 yearly eye test on his visits to Olympic games. A lovely example of what the Olympic movement is all about. I’m all clued up on the details of trap shooting now too and was able to reassure a shooter that he had better than 6/6 vision, which he said gave him real confidence for his event.

Also got to one of the ritual athletes welcome ceremonies that happen periodically through the day in this pre-games period. This time the teams in question were Fiji ( hawiian shirt glad) , palestine and St Kitts and Nevis. A mixture of music, dancing and theatre, with a welcome from Tessa Jowell and Johnathon Edwards. Really looking forward to a chance later this week to get up close to team GB at their welcome ceremony in the village. A well timed tea break will be required!

Team GB was the answer to your trivia question. 542 athletes over 26 sports, the biggest delegation in over a century. No pressure on the medal tally then!

Related Posts

ray-baan
Win your choice of designer sunglasses
Finally the sunny days seem to be outnumbering the rainy ones making it a perfect time to get your hands on some new season sunglasses. For your chance to win some designer sunnies, just let us know your favourite sunglasses brand...
One in ten lie to their optician because they want to wear glasses
Over half of Britons admit to lying to their optometrist
With one in ten faking results because they want to wear glasses! A recent survey has found that over half (54%) of Britons have lied to their optometrist. When it comes to your eyes, examinations are there to help identify iss...
2_Children
Know the signs of retinoblastoma – eye cancer in children
The first thing to say is, retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer in children, is very rare. However, because it is rare, there is little awareness of the symptoms or even its existence. It is a fast growing cancer so early detectio...
7
Reduce your chance of becoming short-sighted
  We are often asked about whether there is anything you can do to reduce the chance of becoming short-sighted. So we've compiled some advice on steps you can take, which is especially important for parents to be aware of ...