I stongly recommend MSers to see an opthomologist to check the whole eye. My medical insurance has always paid for the opthomologist but never the optometrist. fyi.
And I love this story. This new opthomologist was telling me how his brother in law is very progressive MS and his vision was going down hill fast. and like we all do, everyone, including the opthomologist, considered the vision a result of the MS.
Then for some reason, he examined him, and guess what? Cataracts! and one of his eyes has been treated and is 20/20 or something really great like that!!!
It is just too easy to dismiss, and have our medical practioners of all specialties, also dismiss too much to MS. We need to think outside the MS box and not just roll over and say Just MS.
At least this is what I learned here.
This guy was very concerned with how many MSers DO stop investigating thier own symptoms and how undertreated and underdiagnosed the MS community is.
We only have 2 eyeballs. So I just found out!
Ozark, I have had blurry vision for over a year. I saw 3 optometrists who kept saying my eyeglasses prescription had not changed much. So I could not justify spending the money on new glasses if the prescription was not different. BUT DAM IT, I JUST CAN'T SEE. Blurry, double, sucks.
Finally the 3rd optometrist works with Optothomologist #1 and saw something was wrong. She also agreed the presecription had not changed much BUT that did not jive with my emphatic complaints about my vision. So then the opthomologist #1 found the cataract. He said the
entire population is getting cataracts 10 years earlier than our parents did. So, yes, I would rule out any problems that might be corrected and help your vision. Rose