How does someone know whether or not their eye pain is related to Optic Neuritis?
Typically eye pain due to optic neuritis is described as a soreness/pain behind the eye that is worse with eye movement. Sometimes the pain may preceed the vision loss associated with optic neuritis by a couple of days.
However, the only way to know for sure is to have a eye exam by an ophthalmologist.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Georgetown University Hospital