Hints for Double Vision?

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Hints for Double Vision?

Postby wbowen » Wed May 31, 2006 5:52 pm

I'M HAVING DOUBLE VISION FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT'S LASTED 2 WEEKS SO FAR. I KNOW PATCHING HELPS FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. JUST WONDERING HOW LONG OTHER'S BOUTS WITH IT HAVE LASTED...I KNOW EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT...ANY INFO ON EXERCISES FOR MY EYES TO HELP GET THE MUSCLE STRENGTH BACK QUICKER?
I THINK IT'S MY LEFT EYE...CRANIAL NERVE VI. I'M NOT DRIVING BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I CAN CLOSE ONE EYE AND SEE FINE IN FRONT OF ME...SINCE MY LEFT EYE IS A LITTLE BLURRY AND LOOKING TO MY LEFT IS ALWAYS DOUBLE DON'T FEEL SAFE.

LOVE ANY HINTS

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Postby Mary » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:31 am

When I had double vision it lasted in total for about a month but started to correct itself within a couple of weeks. I had to get a pair of glasses with a prism on one lens to correct it. I couldn't walk with the glasses on, they seemed to affect my depth perception, but I wore them while working and driving (I closed one eye when walking, usually hidden behind my sunglasses). I don't know of any exercises to help things along, mine just corrected on its own over time...although when it was starting to correct I noticed it was harder to get clear vision as the day went on and I got tired.
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Postby Loriyas » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:02 am

I, too, had slight prisms put in my glasses and it corrected the problem, for the most part. I have less of an issue with my contacts. However, I do notice that I have more of a double vision problem when my eyes are tired. Do you notice if your vision is affected differently at cetain times of the day or evening?
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Postby wbowen » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:01 am

THANKS GUYS...I GO SEE MY NEURO ON WEDNESDAY AND MAYBE HE WILL ARRANGE FOR THE GLASSES.

RIGHT NOW IT DOESN'T GET BETTER OR WORSE...IT'S CONSTANT.

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Postby LisaBee » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:26 pm

I had a bad bout of it for several weeks two years ago - it very gradually resolved, taking nearly two months to go away. In the midst of it, I was beginning to feel it would never go away, as it was constant. I discovered, belatedly, that my glasses from the late 1990s already had prisms in the lenses and those from early 1990s did not. I was very nearsighted anyway, so slight double vision at a distance must have only shown up on the exam and the late 90s doc put prisms in without really communicating that to me. I have the same prescription that I had in the late 1990s. I am now having more trouble focusing my near vision with my glasses on. Whether that is MS acting up or just getting older, I don't know.

Good luck and may it all resolve! Keep us posted.

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