If you experience any of the following symptoms it is important to seek medical advice in the first instance from your optometrist or, in the event that it is out of hours, from your GP or a casualty department;
- Sudden visual loss
- Double vision
- Blurred and distorted vision
- Sudden increase in sensitivity to light
In the case of an emergency your optometrist will be able to examine your eyes and provide you with advice and /or treatment. If they think it is necessary they will refer you to the hospital eye department.