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Stong pain at back of eye when looking towards nose

Question

For the past week I have been having trouble with my left eye. There is a strong pain at the back of my eye when I look toward my nose or something close. This causes head aches. What could this be and should I visit my opticians again even though I have had a test recently?

Answer Written answer:

I am not sure what this could be. But it does not sound serious. I would give it a few days and if it does not go away you should visit you optometrist again.

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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