Neuro-opthamologist vs. opthamologist
I have put this request here because it hardly had any time on the board before the topic was changed. I'm hoping someone who reads blogs sees it and adds a response. I must make a decision and soon.
Last year when taking my test for renewal of my driving license, I failed my eye test and had to see an eye doctor. I was rushed for time and there was no local neuro-opthamologist and so I did the next best thing and went to an opthamologist and had him sign my papers. He said that I had to have yearly tests. He has since retired and I received my papers for this year. I can either go out of town where there are neuro-opthamologists or go to the same practice and see another Dr.
I feel that although opthamologist should keep up with the latest thinking and knowledge, since my problem is stroke related, I should see the neuro-opthalogist. I could have my sister drive me wherever I wanted to go - or actually back, since my eyes didn't do well when they were dislated last year (seemed slow coming back)
What I would like is some imput from those of you who have the problem and who you go to as to whether you feel there is a difference. I have roughly 2 months but don't want to wait until the last minute but time has a way of passing and appointments are not always available when we need them. Presently, I wear prism glasses for driving which I really do not like but must wear. I feel as though everything is so close (and maybe it really is) but when I am backing up in a parking lot, I feel as though people are questioning where I got a license because I am afraid to get too close to cars behind me (double magmification due to magnified mirrors) - sometimes I will remove my glasses because of this and then put them on. Same problem though when I park in front of garage door. It looks closer than it is. It seems as though the glasses aren't right but I am sure they must be. I just wonder what the difference would be, if any.