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I would see the orthoptist not a regular optometrist as you may need a prism to correct the nighttime double vision. I saw the eye clinic for 18 months in the hope that I could have a prism to help but my vision is too far out from normal to be corrected.

Not sure a regular optometrist would be able to do that for you but you can always ask.

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Yes, an Optometrist will be able to do a full eye examination and prescribe prism if its needed.

I also have problems with my vision, takes a while to settle in the morning and when I'm struggling with fatigue and have done too much I'll have blurry, kind of double vision too.

Prisms didn't help me, my brain couldn't tolerate the prescription.

Take care,

SL Xx

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Hi Kris,

I have worn contacts and bio focal glasses for years. After my NASAH, I have not been able to wear contacts. I knew pretty quickly my eyes had changed. I was told in the hospital to see an Ophthalmologist, which I am doing next week. By the end of the day my eyes are very tired and I have getting these not-so-fun stabbing pains from the back of my head through my left eye. No fun.

I will let you know how it goes.

iola

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I saw a Neuro-ophthamologist maybe 6 months or less after I had the head thing happen. I lost some vision. I got new glasses at one year. I went to my normal eye dr for those. The Neuro O was not prescribng glasses only disease etc..

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Right Mary. I was told if it was not medical it would not be covered under ins. Optometrist for glasses. Funny, when I called the ophthalmologist and told them what happened and why I was coming in they actually questioned if my appt would be covered under ins. Come' on, what the heck? Are you kidding me?

i

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Sounds all good. I wanted to wait to see how much my eyes would improve. I thought it was silly to get new glasses every couple of weeks. But now, it's been almost 2years, so I think I am done improving at a rapid rate so things are more stable. Good suggestions as always everyone, thanks.

Let me know, I how your appointment goes.

~Kris

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I didn't wear glasses prior to NASAH. Ever since my vision is similar to Sarah Lou's. When I'm fatigued its blurry and will sometimes go double but less often now. I've picked up reading glasses at the drug store. All different levels and in different styles. Depending on how blurry my vision is in the moment I use the glasses with the strength that helps best. This works best at home as I don't carry them all in my purse.

Sandi K.

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Hi Kris,

I cancelled my appt with the ophthalmologist and made one with the optometrist, which I saw today. Eyes only changed a bit. He just fine tuned my perscription and I did not get bifocals this time. It takes time to adjust to bifocals and I don't feel like the waiting time to adjust. Going to try contacts again too.. We shall see. No pun intended. :)

My dr did refered me to a ophthalmologist that will do a full visual screening. He told me some do not and that is definitely what I need.

So, I figure I have the optometrist out of the way and on to the optho.

More to come........

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kind of an aside:

I was watching a power point presentation yesterday and had my usual glasses on. At about 1hour, I got so tired and was sure it was the wordy presentation (why do people write down on an overhead only what they say? Where are the picture, the graphs...I can hear just fine...I don't have to sit and read it all too!). Anyway, I decided to switch to sunglasses and it was so much better. Even after 2years. What is up with the fatigue caused by overhead or bright computer lights! I bet I didn't get anything from the middle of the presentation either. Who knows. I don't care.

~Kris

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