Schoolboy Osian Jones from Caernarton, Wales was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor following a visit to his local optician.
Osian had previously visited the doctor who diagnosed his symptoms as a result of stress due to his exams.
But after weeks of headaches and migraines Osian started getting double vision and decided to visit his optician for a second opinion.
Once examined by the optometrist he was told to go straight to the local hospital for tests. Following these tests, the 16-year-old was told that he had a tumor growing on his brain.
Speaking to the local press, Osian said “after a week or so of severe headaches, I felt I had no choice but to visit the optician as it was just so unusual because I don’t normally suffer from migraines or anything like that”
This brings up a number of questions. Are doctors under too so much stress and time constraints? Is it better to visit an optician if you are experiencing headaches or migraines?