When should you seen an Ophthalmologist

When should you seen an Ophthalmologist

It is important to treat our eyes with care throughout our lives. Ignoring changes in vision or skipping eye examinations puts our most precious faculty at risk. Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS) recommends that you see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

Loss of vision or decreased vision in one or both eyes
Changes in vision such as sudden spots, flashes of light, lightning streaks or jagged lines of light, wavy or watery vision, blurry faces, distortions or wavy lines, haloes around lights, double vision
Changes in the field of vision such as shadows, curtain-like loss of vision, black spots or blurriness in central or peripheral (side) vision
Physical changes to the eye such as crossed eyes, eyes that turn in, out, up or down, pain, signs of infection (redness, swelling, discharge, etc.)
Changes in colour vision
When it's time to "get your eyes checked," make sure you are seeing the right eye care professional for your needs.