I met a man who lost his eyes. When I was first diagnosed, there used to be an MS Society branch in town. (Thanks for nothing, MS Society.)
There, I met a man who awoke the week before to find he was rapidly losing his sight. When I say rapidly, I mean that this man could now no longer drive a car, just one week later. He had learned that he had MS and expected to be completely blind in a few weeks.
So why on earth would I skip the eye doctor for two years? Yep, two years, during which my sight deteriorated enough that my glasses were no longer any use to me.
I am now the happy owner of new lenses and a much clearer outlook on life. Even as I write, I can sense the strange numbness/tingling completely ringing my eye socket. I am tired and can almost feel the muscle drooping.
Lesson learned: Get thee to an Eye Doctor.
What's more, if you have MS, you need an ophthalmologist and not just an optometrist.
If you don't have one, get one.