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can you explain the vision symptoms a bit more? how long do they last? do you get a headache after the visual symptoms?
Hello Dr. Stevens,
I've basically had the headache since the middle of March. It's on the back left side of my head and also travels through my left sinus area and sometimes is above my left eye brow. When I lean my head forward & turn it a certain way toward the left, I can really feel the pain in my head & neck...As for the vision, it just seems like my eyes aren't working together...it's hard to explain. I don't have blurry vision, don't have double-vision, just a feeling like I just can't see as clearly as before. The headache & vision issue are together, not separate from one another. I had an eye exam & got glasses a couple of years ago, which I don't wear as frequently as I should.
Have you had a recent eye exam? do you know what your visual acuity is in each eye? describe this a bit more...maybe wavy lines to a certain extent
The last time I had an eye exam was when I got the glasses, probably in '07, but nothing since then. I don't know what my visual acuity is in each eye...Yes, it is wavy lines to a certain extent.
there may be several things going on here. I am pretty sure you may need new glasses, this alone can improve vision, reduce eye fatigue and strain. You should have a dilation and retinal exam to see if there is a reason for seeing waviness. If it is constant, this typically points to macular pathology. If intermittent, it can be a part of a visual migraine. I would also recommend getting a visual field exam to make sure there is no blind spots or reduced sensitivity to your peripheral vision. Without examining you myself, this is what I would recommend as a great starting point, Regards, XXXXX XXXXX