Seems what I was worried about and what prompted my GP to refer me, is for many people all part of the aging process:(
I'd been seeing little black specks in my eye for a while - and yes I knew these were called floaters - but then I started to these sharp flashes of light in one eye just as I was falling off to sleep, like someone had turned on a torch and shone it straight into my eye. So when I started to get little white blobs falling down one side of one eye ( looked like white raindrops sliding down a window pane but at the side of one eye) I finally mentioned it to said GP.
When I made the appointment the receptionist advised me I wouldn't be able to drive home so Dh got comfortable in the car, ready with Jon Faine and a book to while the time by; luckily me getting the first appointment for the day was great as I didn't have to wait long before I was called in. History taken with the Orthoptist and then it was on to the Ophthalmologist for the main event.
It was a very lengthy examination, looking inside, outside and all around the eye and it was after the final eye drops that I realised what they meant about not driving - everything certainly was fuzzy lol
It wasn't till way into the afternoon before the pupils had returned to their normal size, the soreness or I imagine irritation from the 4 sets of drops that were administered had diminished and I could focus again. The specialist was very reassuring and I was advised what to look for in case something does 'go wrong inside the eyeball' so now can carry on as normal. There shouldn't be any problem with craft and not be too worried with seeing things lol
I'll tell you what tho' this aging process can be a real killer sometimes - mentally as well as physically lol
I found a few links you may be interested in