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Many opticians are part of the Eye Health Examination Wales scheme. Because of their expertise and the equipment they have, opticians can diagnose and treat problems with the eyes and vision. They can advise, start treatment, or if needed refer to a hospital specialist.

Some of the problems they can see include;

  • dry eyes
  • watering eyes
  • deteriorating vision and cataracts
  • eyelid lumps
  • conjunctivitis
  • floaters and flashing lights
  • allergy
  • scratches to the eye or foreign bodies
  • sudden vision loss in one eye