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Old 02-04-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Alievate discomfort caused by poor vision in one eye

I have one eye that's bad (-3) the other not so bad (-1.75). When I go without glasses I get some distortion from the worst eye or a headache behind this eye. I'm reluctant to wear glasses unless necessary - ie for distant vision - but should I consdier doing so to alieviate the discomfort?

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: Alievate discomfort caused by poor vision in one eye

You don't mention your age but, as you say there is distortion, it is always possible that there is an internal problem with that eye. Have you tried looking at an Amsler chart (******** and print from the Internet). That would give you a clearer guide to the extent of the distortion. You may need to see an ophthalmologist for a more detailed examination.

 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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Re: Alievate discomfort caused by poor vision in one eye

Have you tried contact lenses?

 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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Re: Alievate discomfort caused by poor vision in one eye

Thanks. When I say distortion I mean blurriness, presumably because one eye see worse that the other. I have recently had a checkup and my eyes are healthy.

 
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I hadn't thought of contacts but probably would if I needed to wear glasses more than now.

 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:36 AM   #6
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Re: Alievate discomfort caused by poor vision in one eye

With your prescription, contacts might work better than glasses.

It's also possible to make your glasses more comfortable by changing the base curves and lens thickness. (This can minimize the difference in the image size in each eye.) But it's hard to find an eye care provider who knows how to do this. Your best bet is contact lenses.

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