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Aching pain behind right eye

Question

I have an aching pain behind my right eye that comes & goes?

Answer Written answer:
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

There is not much to go on here, but aching eyes are common and usually nothing to be concerned about. There can be various causing, ranging from eye strain, to a mild eye infection like conjunctivitis, sinus infection or even arthritis. You are best to have your eyes examined by having an eye test and the optometrist will check your vision and make sure your eyes are healthy.

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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