Well, I've always gotten my eyes checked on a yearly basis because of my bad eye sight. I just had them checked in July of this year. Actually last year, I went to four different eye doctors because of my ocular migraines. I don't know if they need to do any special tests for optic neuritis. I get the dilation, etc.
No, I've only told them about my visual disturbances caused by migraines, head/eye pressure and that my eyes are dry. I've never really told them about the stabbing eyeball pain. They've told me the eye aches are migraine related and because of dry eyes.
I don't know, this is kind of freaky. My eyeballs have always ached and had sudden stabbing pain.