MS symptoms: Blurry Vision

In October 2000 I suffered an optic neuritis attack that caused terrible pain with eye movement and near blindness. Living in rural Alaska I had to get on the first plane out that morning and make my way to Ketchikan’s eye doctor. This was the beginning of blurry vision for me. The attack lasted nearly nine months. Now when I am tired, weak, hot, having a relapse, or simply entering the second half of my day, the vision in my left eye is blurry. Interestingly, my blur is highly unusual in that I see double in the left eye top to bottom rather than side by side. It baffles the doctors. I also have just blur when I am tired and side to side double vision with both eyes, however there are days when it seems to clear up and I can see quite well. MS is fickle. I manage the blurry vision by getting plenty of rest, avoiding stress, understanding my limitations, and ending my day when my body tells me it is time.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.