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When should I see an eye doctor?

Visit an eye care professional if you have:

  • decreased vision
  • eye pain
  • drainage or redness of the eye
  • double vision
  • diabetes

Or if you see:

  • flashes of light
  • floaters (tiny specks that appear to float before your eyes)
  • circles, or halos, around light sources

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.