Eye check, do you need one?

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If you have any of the following symptoms you should go to your GP or optician, you:

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Serious problems to watch for
If you experience any of the following they may be signs of serious problems and you may need emergency medical attention.

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Get your eyes checked regularly
If you have any signs of potential eye problems, you should go to your GP or optician for a complete eye exam. Even if you have no symptoms, you should have your eyes checked regularly, particularly if you have a chronic health condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. Early detection and treatment can be the key to preventing sight loss.


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Does an eye test hurt?
A routine examination does not hurt at all. The examining lights can be bright, but these are only for a few moments.

If you need a medicated eye drop (for example, an anaesthetic for measuring eye pressure, or dilating drops), these sting a little bit for about 30 seconds.

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