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Was my optician wrong?

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  • Posted By: Bellawhat
  • August 13, 2009
  • 02:36 PM

Hi All,
Just after some advice really. In May I went for an eye test and the optician said that I had a blurred optic disc and that my optic nerve was bendy. I also failed to spot one area on the field vision test.
I was very frightened and spent a whole week worrying waiting to see and eye specialist.
I saw the specialist who found nothing wrong, but I can't help wondering about what the optician saw.
I know I should believe an eye specialist over an optician but it still worries me a lot.
The thing is ever since the eye test I have been worrying that I have things wrong with my sight. Sometimes I see double on a white object on a bright day also when I wear my glasses I get distortion around the edges (things look bendy). But ok without my glasses.
I am in good health and have previously had no issues with my sight (apart from being long sighted) I am 38, female and a non smoker.
I just can't seem to get the experience out of my head and I constantly check my eyes in the mirror and also close one eye and check for blind spots etc.
Sometimes in dim light I can see a black spot in the centre of my vision when I blink. As a child I used to see what I describe as yellow halos in the dark.
I used to suffer from optic migranes but haven't had one for years. I have been tested for diabetes and have my blood pressure checked.
Has anyone else been told by an optician that something is wrong and was the optician wrong?
Sorry to waffle on, but I get so worried.
Bella

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