Got a mild stroke in my left eye. I can still see well with both eyes open. (That was actually fascinating for me, that the body tries to compensate and “fills in” the missing info for the bad eye. Closing the good eye, my lower right quadrant is grayed out, and whatever I try to see at central vision now sits on a grey horizon. A nuisance but doable with concentration. Both eyes no problem.).
I rushed to optomologist to get my eye checked. First thing, he diagnosed the problem. Second thing, his focus turns to my field of vision. On a hunch, I got the feeling something was wrong. This is when I firmly say, "No, we are not going that route, we are going to treat the ailment". Ignoring what I said, he now thinks getting blood tests is the best to do. I get them costing me 3 days of emergency time. Result, everything is normal. So now I say, "Ok, now are we going to treat the ailment?" He said nothing he can do. Doing medical research on my case, that is, on sites that medical staff of med universities use to communicate, I discovered my concern is real, and the first thing after diagnoses is to treat the ailment. The medical release said that there was a good chance of reducing the condition by 30% if action is taken immediately!!!!. So what's all this focus on field of vision? Well I think because the eye industry is in cahoots with DMV to get info on eye conditions of people with drivers licences has the first priority. Thought I can make people aware of this before they go for eye exams. Insist on treatment first, not second priority. That should put pressure on them let them know we are onto the trick.