Peter Wright has revealed that he could undergo laser eye surgery next week following his second round exit at the Betfred World Matchplay.

The World Champion returned to action at the PDC Summer Series earlier in July wearing glasses in competition for the first time, after experiencing a change in his eyesight recently.

He went on to win a Summer Series event and reach another final, but removed the glasses during his first round win over Jose De Sousa at the World Matchplay after experiencing glare in the lenses from the stage lights.

Wright played his second round tie on Wednesday against Glen Durrant without glasses, seeing his bid for World Matchplay glory ended in an 11-8 defeat.

The Scot and has revealed his plan to see specialists next week before possibly undergoing corrective surgery before the Unibet Premier League resumes on August 25.

"The glasses had to go!" Wright told Betfred. "It was alright in the floor tournaments but it was very difficult up on stage.

Peter Wright (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

"Gary [Anderson] said he used to get light coming through from the side and it looked like someone was pointing a laser from off the stage, but it was the lights.

"Hopefully I can get it sorted - I've talked to Michael Smith as well. I didn't realise he wore contacts, but I can't see me putting anything in my eye - I don't fancy that!

"I've made an appointment for next week and we'll see what they say. Hopefully with two or three weeks before the Premier League starts, I'll have new eyes."

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