i got a reply back from my friend this is what he said:
"i can help this guy no problem i see these cases every day and he is correct most eye drs do not know how to help this verry common problem i can send a pamphlet on this topic" paul dowd o d
i can send you his email and you can send your address. just check your home page. then you can read the pamphlet and tell us what it said!!
i think the theory he talks about is wearing glasses when doing close work to prevent your lens from being in a contracted postion for long periods of time, eventually it gets fixed and you will need glasses for distance, this is how i understand it, but best to talk to the real expert. he is in Cleveland, he may be able to refer you to someone in your area that follows this theory.
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Fitness Minutes: (396) Posts: 1,046 3/14/07 11:04 P
Thanks alot to both of you for your information and concern. My job does reequire I do alot of paper work. So there is alot of eye strain. I am a counselor so we have notes to do, intakes, and reports, ect. I have always had poor eye sight so I can't expect much more, but it is worrisome. Again thanks I will be grateful for any information and input anyone may haave. Mom always told me to eat my carrots when I was little so I would have good eyes. It just didn't work. LOL Thank you both again and take care. Karen
i have a friend who is an optometrist. he was concerned about my son who spends a lot of time playing games online. how i understand it from him is that your eyes focus on something small (print, computor screen) and your lens actually gets less flexable over time. so if you are doing close work for much of your day you may want to get some reading glasses. i will send him an email and see if he has any links to info related to research done in this area.
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Fitness Minutes: (7,388) Posts: 566 3/13/07 12:26 P
I have the same problem. I'm on the computer a lot during the day, and I also do jewelry design (so I do a lot of close-up work). At the end of each day, or after any lengthy period on the computer or staring through close-up lens, my vision is horribly blurry. Driving at night after all of this is the worst! Furry splotches of moving color :) They say that as we get older it takes our eyes longer to accomodate. This is a good site for explaining http://education.vetmed.vt.edu/curriculum/ VM8054/EYE/ACCOMOD.HTM but it's normal as we age, and normal if you work on the computer a lot. It's recommended that you take frequent breaks away from the computer screen. It also helps that when you do take a break, to look at something far in the distance. This will help "exercise" your eyes. Take care! Deb
Edited by: DOLPHINIA at: 3/13/2007 (12:27)
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Fitness Minutes: (396) Posts: 1,046 3/9/07 10:52 A
Thanks Beeebs! Wow, you are an inspiration. Maybe I need counseling. This makes alot of sense to me because I have had a tension headache this past week. We lost mu dad's first cousin's wife and I got a call earlier today that a good friend and neighbor is dying. Another is having emergency open heart surgery at 6 this am and we haven't heard anything from him yet! So we have alot going on,and not just at work. OH, my little granddaughter fell night befor last and broke her nose. But, all these things shall pass. Thanks again. Karen
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Fitness Minutes: (2,490) Posts: 151 3/9/07 12:04 A
Karen, believe it or not, I've had a similar problem. It's usually after having a very stressful day. Lighting may be a part of it as well. No, docs can't see anything wrong because it's due to stress or eye strain, like you said. For me, it lasts about 1/2 hr and then is gone. Some docs have told me it's a precurser to a migraine. Maybe that would help you to focus on the migraine aspect. Check it out if it's a constant thing, or your night vision is affected as well. Keep me posted, Rebecca
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Hi guys! I try to be positive, but I have a problem and I'm not sure what do about it. The past 3-4 years I have noticed a change in my eye sight. When I do paper work, use computer, read or study. I see double or things are so fuzzy that I can't see well. It is beginning to be a problem at work and I am a counselor. (Or at least I feel it is.) I have been to two different eye doctors and there doesn't seem to be anything they can do. I know it is some type of eye strain, I guess but no one seems to be able to help or tell me anything. Any suggestions, Anyone? This is very frustrating and it usually takes 1/2 to an hour to be able to refocus or see clearly. One night on the way home it was raining and I missed the exit. I have been more worried since that time. Help Please, if anyone has any knowledge or experiences anything like this.
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