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Optometrist lifts lid on appointments struggles

Graeme Clark of Clark optometrists. (Orkney Photographic)

The “never-ending scale” of the demand for optometry appointments in Orkney is driving droves of patients to seek treatment south.

Frustration-fuelled social media posts last week opened the floor for patients to relay their experiences of trying to obtain appointments.

It is a problem that is quite literally keeping Graeme Clark, of Clark Optometrists, awake at night as he battles to find a solution.

Mr Clark spoke candidly about the situation confronting his service, this week, as he attempts to overcome this serious post-pandemic problem.

Read the full story in The Orcadian, available now online and in shops.