Before I saw a strabismus specialist, I was given lots of wrong information about my double vision. I was also told that it was a "normal" part of aging, that it was uncorrectable, that eye muscle surgery wouldn't help me. I paid good money for prescription prism glasses that didn't work. (When the specialist I later saw looked at my prescription, he actually laughed.) See a strabismus specialist.
Your GP is not accurate in stating this is part of aging. Your problems in the eye need a Eye MD ophthalmologist. I understand from many postings here it takes "forever" to see a specialist in the UK under NHS. Better start the ball rolling to try and see a strabmismus Eye MD as suggested.
Please can you help?
having been diagnosed with diplopia, prism glasses have not helped me at all. I have double vision constantly. Mornings appear to be worse on waking.Zig zag colors in the corner of my left eye.
sometimes my vision becomes very blurry
I am at my wits end as my gp informs me it is part of getting older!!!
i had a head injury many years ago will this add to my problem?
Thank you so much jodie.
I will go back to my doctor and ask to be refered to a specialist :)
You should see an ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus. It's quite possible that glasses with prisms would eliminate your problems. (It was my experience that eye care providers who don't specialize in strabismus aren't very good at getting the prism prescription right.) If the glasses don't work, eye muscle surgery is another option.