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Eyes burning and feels like needles in eyes


I was hoping you could help my friend. She said she always feel like her eyes are burning and someone is poking her eyes with needles. She said it is very irritating, even if she washes her face. Sometimes she also gets blurred vision and difficulty in reading. Does she need to go to the opticians?

Answer Written answer:

Most definitely! Her symptoms could be due to number of things, the likeliest is a dry eye problem, and the blurred vision and difficulty in reading could indicate a need for glasses. Tell her to make an appointment as soon as she can

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 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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