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Opticians can be wrong

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  • Posted By: Bellawhat
  • January 27, 2010
  • 11:39 AM

Hi, I went to the opticians in May last year and he said that I had a blurred optic disc and my optic nerve was bendy.
I have had no problems with my vision before.
He sent me straight to my doctors with a letter saying I had to see a specialist immediately. Well, I was seen the next week by a specialist who could find nothing wrong and had no idea what the optician was on about. I had to go back in December for a check up and to do the field vision test (which I failed on one point ) at the opticians.
I had six months of worry and when I saw the specialist in December I passed the field vision test (which was very hard) and she said my eyes were fine and I had to put it all behind me.

Sometimes I am ok, other times I still worry about my eyes. I sometimes have shimmering and when I'm tired my eyes get a little blurred. I constantly test my eyes and find myself worrying about floaters and cobwebs.

That optician has ruined so much of my life and things will never be the same again for me.

Just wanted to share it all with you and to tell you that opticians can be wrong. The same thing happened to my husband last August when the optician said that he has a cataract forming. My friend was also diagnosed with a blurred optic disc (which turned out to be nothing).
Has anyone had a similar experience?

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