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User's Manual: Eyes

Should You See An Eye Doctor?

Have problems with your vision or your eyes? Here's a guide to eye experts, and when to see them.

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Serious eye symptoms

Eye problems? See an MD if you:
-Suddenly lose all or part of your vision. You might have a retinal detachment, which could lead to blindness.

-See flashing lights and a bunch of floaters at once—also a red flag for retinal detachment.

-Have sharp pain in or around your eyes. This could mean a corneal ulcer or infection—especially if you wear contacts, or if you have blurred vision, tearing, redness or discharge—and might result in vision loss or blindness.

Don't know what type of expert to see? Read on for more information.

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