Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
You are correct.....he should be seen by an ophthalmologist today, not an optometrist.
One of the most worrisome possible causes of his symptoms is a corneal ulcer. While this is more common in folks that wear contact lenses, it can happen to anyone. Left untreated it will only get worse.
You should call a local ophthalmologist and make your husband an appointment for this morning. Then call your husband at work, tell him that DrRick said you are right, that he should stop being so stubborn (Don't, however, get used to being right as this is not something I like to encourage in Wives, especially my own lol!) and get his butt to the eye doc.
Does this make sense to you?
It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I don't go up in a puff of smoke -- I'll still be right here to continue helping you at no additional charge :-)
I see that you are offline. I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)