pottypete 12/02/13
Last reply 5 years ago
Visual problems

Just been seen by the optician as I’ve had visual problems ie. ghosting and double vision. I got prescribed two lots of glasses (reading and corrective lenses for the double vision) and have been referred to an opthalmic specialist, to check my eyes out properly for Optic neuritis.
She also informed me that I shouldn’t be driving, as per DVLA rules. I truly feared this would happen and now face my freedom being curtailed. Damn this condition! This has really depressed me.

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stumbler
5 years ago

@pottypete, it don’t rain until it pours. But, isn’t ghosting and double vision the same problem? And shouldn’t the cause be determined before lenses are prescribed?
Hopefully, this will just be a temporary problem for you, Pete. And, if it is, what do you do with the glasses with the special lenses? This all seems a bit cart before the horse to me. See the specialist first and see what they suggest.
Many moons ago, I had double vision. This was addressed using stick-on prisms stuck on my glasses, which were removable!


pottypete
5 years ago

I got a two for one deal on the glasses, so that isn’t a problem. They’re prismatic lenses and these will tide me over until I see the specialist. It’s been happening for quite some time now and knew it was going to be a problem. The optician seemed to know her stuff, but to save me more expense, is sending me up to the specialist. Thing is, I have excellent long vision, which she commented on. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens. O.N. is a real threat as I’ve had it before.

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