Specsavers saved my life: Mother, 22, says doctors dismissed her headaches - but an appointment with her optician spotted deadly pressure in her brain
A mother was diagnosed with a life-threatening build-up of pressure on her brain after a routine eye examination. Megan Turner, 22, had been battling severe headaches and vision loss for months, which several doctors dismissed as nothing serious. It was not until the mother-of-three booked an eye test at Specsavers in Exeter that an optometrist noticed her optic nerve was swollen. Miss Turner, of Moretonhampstead in Devon, was urgently referred to hospital, where doctors discovered she had intracranial hypertension (IH).