I have started getting severe sharp stabbing pain in my right eye, making it weep profusely and then very bloodshot. I recently had my eyes tested at Specsavers and wasn't told anything was wrong so I'm now worried as to what it can be.
Would it be a good idea to go back and ask them to have another look?
Thanks for any help.
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
I think it would be a good idea to go back and ask them to have another look. The most likeliest cause is a drying or erosion of the corneal surface. Because the cornea is so sensitive any small defect can cause a sharp pain. The corneal cells are continually sloughing off and being replaced, but when a larger than normal clump of cells come off suddenly, this can cause the sharp pain, and in response your eye will water. The best treatment is lubricating eye drops applied frequently throughout the day for perhaps a week or two, that will hopefully allow the cornea to remain moist and heal quickly. Then as a preventative measure to keep using them.