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Have you been experiencing double vision prior to this exam?
i wouldn't call it double vision but i went for an exam because i thought there was something wrong with my eyes. As stated, he found nothing wrong with my eyes but noticed i had a muscular imbalance when he gave me a test of aligning up two lights
Did he do any kind of workup or offer a reason why this should all of a sudden be happening or was he OK with prescribing glasses to solve this issue?
he wouldn't prescribe anything yet. he said i should probably see an optimologist
A wise optometrist. They are a rare bird. You should hang onto this one.....
do you have any idea what it could be or what could be done?
He is correct. The sudden onset of painless strabismus in a person your age should be worked up.
how serious could it be and is there anything i can do in the mean time? i can read ok and have no problem driving or walking. It's just up close stuff that seems ever so slightly off
It may be something as simple as a broken down phoria or it could be something as serious as an orbital tumor. There are many causes between these two extremes and a complete eye exam and some simple tests (lab and/or imaging) by your ophthalmologist should be able to come to the bottom of things fairly quickly
There really is nothing for you to do right now. I would make an appointment with an ophthalmologist in the next week or so and have it checked out.
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