Last reply 8 years ago
Advice????

Has anyone had double vision because of ms relaspse and did anyone get glasses etc to help it from the optician?? My double vision is driving me crazy I need my life bk agrr can the optician help?? Find it hard to even watch tele 🙁

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janep
8 years ago

Hi Abby, I’ve never had double vision myself but know of someone who really struggled with it for ages- she got some special glasses with lenses that helped correct it- definitely speak to an optician or your ms nurse- good luck and hope you get it sorted soon xx


zillbill
8 years ago

Double vision was my first symptom that led to diagnosis. It was horrible but did recover, think I had it for 4 weeks


Anonymous
8 years ago

I had some double vision as a result of optic neuritis, which is associated with MS. It was a bit of a pain, especially with the telly as you mention. You should give your MS nurses or neurologist a call for an appointment. They may need to refer you to someone.


pixxiex
8 years ago

It might end up going mine did comes and goes every now and again like so best to see an optician for back up incase 🙂


lillylilly
8 years ago

I had it for months so wore an eye patch, which helped as either eye worked well on it’s own. I have some triggers (sunshine, those horrible lights in shops) so I know when it’ll pop up again, but it tends to stop after a few hours.

I didn’t think opticians could help with the blurry vision though, as it’s a different part of the eye that is affected by the MS. I wear glasses, and always wanted to have the Lasek surgery to correct my vision. I recently asked my neuro would the Lasek work on my bad eyesight, as I also suffer with bad MS eyes. He drew me a diagram to show the different parts of the eyeball that regular bad eyesight affects and the retina that is inflamed when having an MS symptom.

I think your best bet is to ask your neuro for an appointment with an eye specialist- that’s what the plan was with me before they cleared up on their own.


lillylilly
8 years ago

I had it for months so wore an eye patch, which helped as either eye worked well on it’s own. I have some triggers (sunshine, those horrible lights in shops) so I know when it’ll pop up again, but it tends to stop after a few hours.

I didn’t think opticians could help with the blurry vision though, as it’s a different part of the eye that is affected by the MS. I wear glasses, and always wanted to have the Lasek surgery to correct my vision. I recently asked my neuro would the Lasek work on my bad eyesight, as I also suffer with bad MS eyes. He drew me a diagram to show the different parts of the eyeball that regular bad eyesight affects and the retina that is inflamed when having an MS symptom.

I think your best bet is to ask your neuro for an appointment with an eye specialist- that’s what the plan was with me before they cleared up on their own.


cclaire
8 years ago

Never had a visual episode myself, but, ironically, I know of an opthalmologist who has MS – she wears glasses anyway, but also talked once about the use of prisms. Not sure what they do – she lives in another part of Europe, maybe it’s not something we do here, but worth a try.


ghada
8 years ago

You will need a prism to be put into the lens of any glasses. My friend is an Opthalmologist and she said thats what i should’ve had done when i had my doucble vision. It relieves the symptoms and allows you to function whilst the relapse settles.

good luck

xx


ambika95
8 years ago

Whenever I got double vision, my doctors would just give me a dose of steroids. That used to do the job pretty fast. 🙂

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