FLASHING LIGHTS and FLOATING THINGS IN VISION , sudden onset of these symptoms is potentially a sign of a retinal detachment.

If you have sudden onset then you should attend an eye casualty clinic unit the same day . The nearest are Sunderland Eye Infirmary or Newcastle RVI .

The majority of people with these symptoms are likely to have a non serious condition called vitreous detachment , which requires no treatment . However it is important to eliminate the possibility of retinal detachment - Please don't ignore these symptoms .

To make an appointment with us please phone 0191 4561552   J T McGuinness Optician South Shields