Blurred eye, sudden loss of vision, sudden flashes and floaters, infected eye, red eye, sore eye, dry eye, watery eye…
If you have any of the above problems, you should contact an optometrist at a local opticians to arrange an appointment.
They will assess the problem and advise you if it is urgent. They have the training and necessary specialist equipment to assess eye problems and can treat and manage many conditions themselves.
Optometrists can refer you directly to hospital if the problem is more serious or an emergency.
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Are you worried losing your sight?
For anyone who has concerns about their sight or hearing we have made a short film about how spotting the signs of sight or hearing loss and the steps you should take to get your eyes and/or ears tested.
Also produced is a series of videos that address issues faced by older people who experience sight and hearing loss. These give information on a range of subjects including the causes of sight loss and hearing loss, and what support and assistive aids are available.