What should I do if I notice a change in my sight?
Visit your optician or GP if you're concerned with any aspect of your eyes or vision.
An optician or optometrist not only performs eyesight tests and prescribes corrective lenses, they also give advice on visual problems. They are trained (for three years) to examine eyes to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality and defects in vision.
In addition, some general health conditions e.g. diabetes show themselves in the eye and an optometrist is also trained to detect these. They will refer patients to other healthcare professionals as appropriate.
- External Link:
- NHS Choices - Looking after your eyes
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