I have been having various problems with my eyes for the past year and a half.. here's all thats happened, i am 14 years old if that matters
About halfway through the schoolyear last year I started to feal some discomfort from the lighting in my gym and lunchroom. It is not the same lighting as in the classrooms, it is more flourescent. Also in the hallway there is the same lighting, but it only bothered me when it was coudy out and not as much light came in from the sunroofs. It was a weird feeling, it was very uncomfortable and everything seemed very unnormally bright. I went through the rest of the year with this discomfort until the summer. The next year, (this year) the light problem seemed to get less severe. (btw I had told me mom but never ended up going to the doctor because I never really told her how bad it was because I didn't really know how to explain it)
well this year about may I was in 7th period when all of a sudden i couldnt focus my eyes. they felt really strange. I got home and just got in bed so worried what was wrong. From then on I have had trouble keeping my eyes focused if i look at something for too long and it feels verrry strange. ALso when i unfocus my eyes i get double vision. ok so everything seemed to be getting normal until a week ago when i went on a vacation. When i went to the airport and I was walking to my gate my eyes bothered me badly. They felt unfocesed and uncomfortable. I really started to get worried because I think there might have been something visably wrong from the looks I was getting from people. People would look and my and look away quickly and seem uneasy or just act strange after looking at me. I had so much anxiety the whole time at the airport i didn't know what to do. The weird thing though was that when I looked at my relatives who i was traveling with my eyes seemed to be feal normal and my vision fine. The trip wasnt too fun as I got very anxious when it was time to go out to eat, and the same thing would happen to me where my eyes would feal strange, and people seemed to look at me strangely.
does anyone know what the hell could be wrong with me??
also I forgot to add about a month before school ended(would be around the beggining of may) I went to the eye doctor, who didn't really know what could be wrong, seeing as I had 20/20 vision
When you say "eye doctor" you may need to go to someone with more experience. For example, if you saw an optometrist, the next step would be to contact an opthamologist or retinal specialist. Your exam should absolutely include having your eyes dilated so your entire eye can be examined. Please do this soon. This is causing you lots of anxiety.
My advise would be go to a specialist he can tell you more than a regular eye doctor.............there are many different eye disease's.........I have RP
I can no longer drive at night and my peripheral vision is going.
When lighting is low it makes it harder to see............RP is hereditary and slow progressive............there is an excellant group out there for people with RP...............Be sure to go to see a specialist............soon............it 's important.........................that you do this.
Rp can be diagnoised at any age from birth til .....................
This is my first post hear, and what you described "there might have been something visably wrong from the looks I was getting from people. People would look and my and look away quickly and seem uneasy or just act strange after looking at me. I had so much anxiety" Is exactly what I experience but I can't seem to figure it out. I have had people tell me before that my eyes look crazy, or when I'm tired I have had people tell me I look cross-eyed. I started to notice about 2 years ago -in college when I would say go to bars/parties and become intoxicated I noticed people would look at me, in a puzzling way, or take a second look. Sometimes and progessivly people would just stare. This did not bother me then because I thought "well your imagining things" or "you were just drunk or tired", Now out of school I just started working and as you described "People would look at me and look away quickly and seem uneasy or just act strange after looking at me" I get this response at work, sometimes in public,or places in a social setting. It seems I get these responses without being tired/drinking alcohol. It's tricky because I don't see anything looking in the mirror, so I dismiss it, but I know the reactions I am getting are true reactions, and sometimes I don't even think people know they are making a face -just a reaction. When I was younger I had relatives tell me that my right eye tended to draw inward toward my nose or something along those lines. Also in some photos taken of me I can see my eyes are uneven/ like pitosis. Aunts had a problem with her eyes, When she was young she was slightly cross-eyed then later she developed I guess kind of a lazy eye only is one eye. I get the same exact reactions, like some of my co-workers, in passing some at first they would start to smile in greeting me, and before they finished thier greeting it turned into a frown, look quickly away, and a fast turn of thier head looking away quickly. I am friendly to everyone, and I believe in keeping things simple so I keep to myself respectivly- you know I don't bother anyone for any reason other than work, and general conversation if spoken to. This does not happen with everyone/every social gathering, but it does happen a good bit. I can't explain it but I have had people tell me (like children) that I look cross-eyed sometimes but I see it more at pitosis, or misalinment. Anyway if you have any info please share.
I made another thread called oh PLEASE NO about I was almost sure one of my eyes drifted, but i'll just post in here.
When I went to go see my school counselor about it, he was just as puzzled as I was about it, and that he had not seen anything wrong. The thing is though, I'm in highschool now and it's alot bigger, so my teachers probably wouldn't talk to eachother about it, unless they had one teacher that was a friend or something. I am DO know one of my eyes goes out of alignment, because there is not doubt, when I get the strange sensation while looking at someone they will look away and act uneasy like i've said before. When I walk past my teachers, they will look at the ground and out of the corner of my eye I see them look up. I know it's not just a distorted perseption I have, I know when someone is uneasy. Also I see people wispering to their friends in the hallway when i walk past, I am most certain they are saying something about me. My eyes aren't misaligned when I look at my friends or family. I don't even know what to say, I haven't said anything to my parents because I just don't know what to say. Like someone above said, this has given me nonstop anxiety, but that dies down once I am home and comfortable.