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Squiggly lines in front of eyes lasting about 10 minutes


I sometimes get little squiggly lines in front of my eyes, they last about 10 minutes and go ....what could it be?

Answer Written answer:

They could just be normal floaters which do no harm, or possibly a type of visual migraine without the headache. If you are at all concerned you should have an eye test and the optometrist will check you vision and the health of your eye to make sure they are healthy.

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health:

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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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