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    I woke up a couple of days ago and the vision in my left eyes was dramatically reduced.

    I wear contact lenses and have put new ones in a few days ago so don't think it's them + eyesight is still reduced without them in.

    I have had a cold/flu for about the same period so was wondering if it was that?

    If I do need to get it checked out should I got to the opticians or GP?

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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    I woke up a couple of days ago and the vision in my left eyes was dramatically reduced.

    I wear contact lenses and have put new ones in a few days ago so don't think it's them + eyesight is still reduced without them in.

    I have had a cold/flu for about the same period so was wondering if it was that?

    If I do need to get it checked out should I got to the opticians or GP?

    Thanks
    I would think it'd be your optician as this is who prescribes you lens prescription
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    If they are not daily disposables but instead, the sort you wear,take out,clean,then wear again then my advice is to take them out and see your optometrist asap. If there is any accompanying pain/discomfort/loss of peripheral vision or reduced light intensity then go to A&E. If you live in Manchester or london, they have specialist eye hospitals with emergency clinics. Check your local town/city.

    EDIT just re-read and noted you say vision in eye is reduced even without lens in. See optometrist or emergency eye clinic asap..
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    Yeah, I think A&E / the eye department of a hospital is more appropriate than a GP or optician. GP would probably send you to A&E or optician anyway. (I'm having eye issues which don't quite require emergecy attention and have been told it's opticians I'm better off seeing than GP - I've got long term stuff which is slowly getting worse)
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    I called 111 last night thanks to you guys / taking a NHS choices thing which told me to go to A&E. They said go to GP or eye department of hospital this morning, so I went to the GP who called the eye department who told me to go to opticians first as I wear contacts.

    Went to opticians this afternoon and turns out my contact lens was scratched and had scratched my cornea up pretty bad.

    Just wanted to say thank you for advising me to seek medical attention ASAP. They said if I had left the scratched contact in any longer (already left it 5 days) it could have deeply scratched my eye and could have become infected, so thanks!

    Been given eye drops and told to wear glasses instead for 6 days while I take the drops, get checked out in a couple of days and if it gets worse/no improvement go to the eye hospital.
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    Ouch! Hope you feel better soon
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    Great news,,i hope things quickly get better for you.

    Just a cautionary note but if you use reusable/extended wear contacts rather than daily disposables then be very meticulous with your hygiene routine.

    Read here all about AK. You really dont want to risk it.

    http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/sites/d...nt-leaflet.pdf
 
 
 
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