I noticed my vision changed drastically last year while going through menopause. The doctor asked if I was going through hormonal changes and I said yes and said many women go through drastic vision change after menopause.
I would like to hear from others going through this. It's very scary.
aliii305, hello from Pompano...I had the same problem about 3 years ago...right before I hit my menopause day...I drove them nuts at eye dr. I had a new exam because my old glasses didn't seem right...they said my eyes had changed slightly...so they gave me new regular and sunglasses...tried wearing them for a few weeks and they made me dizzy..went back a couple times, finally went back to the old prescription on both pairs...still couldn't wear the tinted ones..they told me that there was nothing else they could do, the tint is slightly different color than I originally had so maybe thats it. I kept the tinted ones in my truck in case I ever forgot my clear glasses at least I would have a pair.
Everytime I tried them they made me dizzy. Finally my husband was going in to donate his glasses (he had the corrective surgury) and he asked the girl about mine..the girl said bring them in, I know what it is. She took them in the back and said come back in half hour...we did and they were fixed! Turns out she said it was the curvature of the lens, she said some people are overly sensitive to that curve...she had them make the lenses flatter. NOW, I can finally wear them...
OH< and my sister in law wore glasses her whole life and then after her 3rd child was born her glasses were making her dizzy and she went in for a check and her eyes had gone back to 20/20...she never needed distance glasses again.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the heck happened?"
allli - don't feel alone. i had lasik surgery done at age 38 and had 20/20 vision thereafter for approximately 5 years. was a negative 9 on the eye chart before lasik so needless to say i loved the 20/20 vision. about 3 1/2 years ago
at age 43 i woke up one morning and noticed immediately my vision had changed - just was not right. called my lasik eye surgeon for an appointment and saw him several weeks later. i had to get new glasses, back to being nearsighted and no real explanation. was going throught the throes of perimenopause/menopause at the time so i would tend to agree horomonal changes along with aging can change the eyes. note my went back to nearsightedness, not farsightness which is the more common for aging. so i would tend to agree with your doctor that hormonal changes can cause changes in the eyes - no other explantion for my change.
Thank you to all that replied. I have a much harder time when I have to drive at night. I am going to see if I can go to a specialist to get a stronger prescription. My optometrist can't do anything else for me. My problem is seeing things at a distant I do fine reading etc...This is very scary.
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I just got glasses for the first time now at 50, what alerted me to a problem is I thought I had night blindness- I see halos and star-bursts around lights at night. And have trouble seeing the road at night-
So I went to the eye doctor and had to get glasses!
Not so much fun, I really feel like I'm falling apart.
I am so glad to read this, I will add this to my ongoing list of menopause symptoms!!! I thought there was something really wrong with me for my eyes to change that much in a couple of years...
I am really realizing how much hormones mess with your entire body!!
i don't know that i would call failing vision a menopause symptom as such. after all, men get failing vision too, and they don't have menopause. i would just put it down to getting older, along with a lot of other things that happen as we age.