I was diagnosed with PMR in May this year and then with possible GCA, after seeing a rheumatologist, in August. I developed double vision but my eye tests showed no other problems and the double vision was corrected with prisms in the lenses of my glasses. I'm now finding that my vision is blurred - my eyes are very "runny" - but, if I can wipe my eyes enough, I can still see OK. I'm not too concerned about the GCA - I'm currently reducing VERY slowly to 20mg Pred over January - but wonder whether I need yet another prescription change. Ive just made an appointment with my optician for an eye test but the receptionist feels I will have to pay privately for it. I then phoned my local surgery to ask their advice and was told it was up to the optician to decide! Now, I may well be wrong but I feel I've read somewhere that there is an exemption for PMR/GCA sufferers but I don't know where to make my enquiries to check this. Has anybody had this problem and, if so, do you have any information about this?
Thank you so much.