About a week ago the vision in my right eye became noticeably blurry. Drops do not lessen the blurriness and it's there all day. No pain. I was worried but I felt a cold coming on so I thought I'd wait it out.
A few days into it I went to an optometrist who performed several tests, including a slit lamp test, a light response test, and a test of my peripheral vision, along with a regular vision exam. He said my eyes were a little dry but that he didn't see anything wrong with them. He told me I have a very slight astigmatism that shouldn't affect vision but that I might be noticing it and that's why my vision is blurry. I felt better and thought that was it.
Then last night and this morning I noticed the blurriness was worse and my eye was slightly more dilated than the other. I have a cold and I have been putting drops in the eye, but I don't know if that can explain this.
I am so afraid that this is a mild optic neuritis. I also have chronic, aching and unexplained hand pain and I twitch and have muscle quivering all over my body. I read that eye exams can often miss optic neuritis, and that pain isn't always present, and i feel like maybe this doctor missed it. He mentioned I have a little bit of edema in (or around, I couldn't understand) each eye but said I shouldn't worry about it.
I am seriously considering going to the ER so that I can maybe get an MRI. I'm really scared at this point. I don't have much money and I don't want to be crazy, but I can't think of another reason why one eye would be blurry and getting worse other than MS and optic neuritis.
What do you guys think?