A couple of days ago as I was driving, my left eye suddenly had a rather strong, shooting pain. At first I thought it was a blood vessel rupture but that was not the case. A slight aching continued, so today I decided to play it safe and call for an appointment with my ophthalmologist. Luckily, he had an opening within an hour of my call; someone had cancelled. He found nothing wrong with it and told me that it was not serious, but he assured me that he was glad that I had come in.