Optometrist a Possible Lifesaver, Says UK Woman

Doctors at first missed signs of a stroke.

A British woman is crediting her optometrist with possibly saving her life, after he detected signs of a stroke that her doctor had missed. The 71-year-old grandmother went to a doctor after experiencing headaches and seeing flashing lights. After the docs failed to find a problem, she decided to get a second opinion from an optical shop. There, she was sent for a CT scan that revealed a minor stroke that could have developed into a major attack.

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