Good Eye Health
Do not neglect your Eye Care. Even if you do not wear glasses or feel you do not have any visual problems book in for a comprehensive Eye Examination and Sight Test. Even if you use magnifiers it is important not to bypass the Test especially if you are 40 or over and not been tested before.
In some cases increased interocular pressure can drop and spike and some people get short moments of pain and/or discomfort coupled with blurred vision. This sometimes happens when your pupils (dilate) get bigger, at night or when you are in a dark area (like the theatre ) or if you are reading.
Some other symptoms are aches in your eye which are transient, red eyes, or seeing coloured rings around white lights, or some describe it’s looking through a haze or mist. If you get any symptoms it is important to act quickly, even if your symptoms go away. Your vision may be damaged each time the symptoms occur. Do not ignore it. If you have these symptoms but they have gone away you should book an appointment with us, as soon as possible, explaining your specific symptoms.
If you have constant symptoms that have not subsided you should go to the accident and emergency department immediately so that the pain and the pressure in the eye can be relieved and continued damage to your eye can be halted. You may think this laughable, but over the many years we have been in practice we had people say the reason they didn’t go immediately to the hospital was because they were going to the hairdressers! Or they had to walk the dog! It’s astonishing that such tasks take priority over saving your own sight from deteriorating.