WHEN SHOULD I SEE MY OPHTHALMOLOGIST?

Even if you have not experienced eye problems in the past, you should consult an ophthalmologist if you:

 

 

  • Experience a change in vision in one or both eyes, such as blurring, double vision, blind spots, flashing lights or floaters 

  • Experience pain, persistent irritation, itching, discharge or the sensation of a foreign body in an eye 

  • Have had recurrent conjunctivitis, or red eyes 

  • Experience problems with too many or too few tears 

  • Are currently taking steroids orally for any other condition 

  • Have a growth on the eyelid or the eyelid is incorrectly positioned

  • Are diabetic

  • Are aged above 40

  • Have a family history of glaucoma