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Suslew

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Vision fluctuations, anyone?
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:03:06 PM »
Hi,
Does anyone here suffer from vision fluctuations when your eyes are feeling pretty good? I know we probably all suffer with clear vision when they are oh so dry.  I ask because for a long time I've been asking optometrists about this this and always get the same old "use more drops".  That doesn't work.I recently got glasses and some days they work like they did in the office, but other days they are so off I see better without them for both distance and reading.  Reading some days is impossible.  It's become really frustrating.  So any tips for dealing with this...I'm seriously thinking that I'll have to get about 6 pairs of glasses to cover my poor vision!
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 06:19:43 PM »
I am having this problem lately.  First off, I am supposed to wear glasses or contacts for astigmatism, since I was late teens, but never have because I liked my vision better without them.  I haven't had the type of eye exam you get for glasses in several years, but went about 6 months ago, my prescription (vision) hadn't changed, been the same forever.  Lately I can barely read, and it is a necessity for my job.  I have a mac computer where you can use the touchpad and enlarge the type, so I enlarged this to type and still having difficulty seeing.  I'm not even sure I would say it's blurry, but just hard to see and very difficult to read, esp. the smaller type it is.  But something is not right, I just don't really know how to address this with my doctor, sounds oddball.  "Dr, I am going blind, but I can still see?"   ;D  hmmmmm
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 06:24:45 PM »
Mine seems to fluctuate mostly depending on how dry they are. I have to use a gel at night, Restasis and drops during the day. I have two slightly different prescriptions and will trade off glasses depending on which is working better on a given day. Autoimmunity, you need to go see and ophthalmologist ASAP. You could have cataracts, macular degeneration or glaucoma, or some other condition. Just tell the eye doc what you are experiencing. I'm sure they have heard it all.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 06:34:09 PM »
Mine seems to fluctuate mostly depending on how dry they are. I have to use a gel at night, Restasis and drops during the day. I have two slightly different prescriptions and will trade off glasses depending on which is working better on a given day. Autoimmunity, you need to go see and ophthalmologist ASAP. You could have cataracts, macular degeneration or glaucoma, or some other condition. Just tell the eye doc what you are experiencing. I'm sure they have heard it all.
Sharon

You know, I was just thinking the vision in the left eye is more the problem and that is always the eye that is dry/burning when I wake up.  I will have to make an appt.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 07:52:56 PM »
I also have trouble reading at times.  My left eye seems worse than my right eye.  It also the worse eye when I have auras.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 04:50:25 PM »
Yes. My glasses are always a slight bit off even though I have just had them corrected. It's driving me crazy.

Two things affect my vision: Dryness - when my eyes are dry my vision gets worse. Fatique - it's worse in the evening or if I have been working at the computer all day.

Before Sjogren's I had perfect vision. Now I have an astigmatism making me half blind.... Sigh...
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 05:34:57 PM »
I wear glasses for reading and detail work.  Some days wearing glasses bothers me like you would not
believe.  It feels like my vision is worse with glasses then without and they almost feel foreign on my face.

Many a times they get ripped off in frustration  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 05:59:38 PM »

Autoimmunity~ Love it ~ "I am going blind but I can still see" !!!  I have said that out loud before and it sounds so funny but that is the truth!!!  Something is just not right but for the life of me I cant describe it.  I have been to the specialist and he says my eyeballs are in good health.  Very dry though!  No kidding is what I wanted to say~
I have glasses for distants and for close up work, it drives me crazy to which glasses I need handy.
I have to have light to do any reading or crafts but Light really hurts my eyes as well. Glad to hear I am not alone!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 11:34:28 AM »
Oh my!  I thought it was my imagination.  One moment my glasses seem perfect for me.  The next day I keep trying to adjust them on my face to see if they aren't lined up right or something.  Constantly struggling with adjusting my print size on my computer, etc. 

I woke up the other day and my dry eyes were so bad I couldn't open my eyes.  The next two days, my vision was off.

I hate using eye drops because it takes about two hours for my vision to become clear.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 01:46:00 PM »
Last year I didn't need any vision correction. First time in 45 yrs! Now I'm back to needing glasses. Weird eyes!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 06:49:13 PM »
I am constantly taking my glasses off to reposition and or clean over again, because my eyes seems blurry or vision seems poor.  I just started using Lacrisert.  They are starting to feel a little better as far as moisture, but they get real goopy in my eyes after six or eight hours and I have to get them out.  It is very irritating when that happens and irritates the eyes.  I can't tell if the vision fluctuation is any better or worse with it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 01:27:52 AM »
I still mourn for my 20/15 vision!  :(

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 07:59:29 PM »
Wow! What a bunch of great responses!  I saw myself in so many descriptions, I kept nodding yup, uh-huh, yep, oh yeah....  The constant cleaning, the readjusting, tearing them off in frustration, putting them back on and vision stays gets worse then ripping them off in frustration again.  I totally connected with the I'm blind, but I can see comment.  And worse, when I make an appointment with the optometrist to get it checked because I can't take it anymore, the day of the appointment is A GOOD DAY!!!   Ugh!  It's like taking your car to the mechanic.
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