It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Eye & Vision Message Board

  • Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-21-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
    myope33
    Member
     
    myope33's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 77
    myope33 HB User
    Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

    Two things:

    1. Do I have presbyopia or not? My symptoms are in line with this condition that occurs most often at ages 35-40. I am a little younger than that at 23 but I have trouble seeing from near with glasses/contacts. I have +2.5 diopters of accomodation meaning I can barely see down to 16 inches with my glasses on, any closer and it becomes blurry. Forget seeing fine print with glasses. My nearpoint test is 20/40 with glasses. I guess my presbyopia would be mild accroding to the nearpoint snellen. However I can see much better from near with weaker glasses or without them. With contacts I use reading glasses to make things from near clear(er)

    2. People keep saying my 20/30 BCVA with -5 glasses isnt "perfect" vision. I was talking to a lady and she knows many others not correctable to 20/20 either. I told her theres many factors that determine one's BCVA such as astigmastims, high order abberations, how bad your vision is, how much your pescription glasses minify, the shape and optics of your eyes and retina. Some people see better than 20/20, does this make those 20/20 abnormal? Why is it dictated that you "must" have perfect vision with(out) correction or something is "wrong"
    To my knowlege, I have no pathalogies. My entire family is in glasses and only my brother and sister get close to 20/20 with glasses, but brother is only a -1 with slight astigmastim and sisters about a -3 with slight astigmastim as well. I am much more myopic at -4.5 to -5

    3. My online friend discussed wavefront RGP contacts. I know its true RGP contacts provide the sharpest vision so I have a good chance of achieving 20/20, especially with custom wavefront RGP contacts made to fit my cornea perfectly. This will reduce my dependancy on glasses but ill still need reading glasses over them for near work. I also dont know how comfortable they are but she says much more than your basic soft contacts which are a one size fit all.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 11-21-2005, 07:42 AM   #2
    Torre
    Inactive
     
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Posts: 612
    Torre HB User
    Re: Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

    Hi Myope. As far as I know presbyopia is caused by aging and 23 is way too young. It occurs because the lens becomes rigid and unable to focus at close distances. This is a different condition than not being able to see close because of farsightedness. In a sense, wearing -5 glasses for myopia makes you farsighted at close range. Wouldn't bifocals be the answer to your problem?

    Torre

     
    Old 11-21-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
    seriousperson
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: May 2004
    Posts: 1,151
    seriousperson HB Userseriousperson HB User
    Re: Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

    When my daughter was around 6 or 7, she was given bifocals to allow her to read with her glasses on. She is about a -10, and looking through that much perscription of a lens to see things up close was difficult.

    Now, 20 years later, she wears contacs, and has for about 15 years. She bought some OTC reading glasses, but I don't know how much she uses them. But they served the same purpose for her in her mid-twenties that the bifocals did when she was small.

    My dad was nearsighted in his teens through the age when presbyopia hits. Then his eyes went the other way, leaving him with 20/20 without any glasses. He does wear drug store reading glasses.

    My vision was much like yours, Myope (-5.5). When I was 37 I lost the ability to change focus from near to far and back without a lot of effort, so I got bifocals, then, later on, progressives. But mid-thirties is pretty early for presbyopia. I'm guessing at more than 10 years younger, you are just experiencing the strain of looking through a strong correction for distance when you are reading up close.

    Can you read without your glasses or contacs? Before my cataract surgery I could read without glasses as long as the paper was 6" from my eyes.

     
    Old 11-23-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
    myope33
    Member
     
    myope33's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 77
    myope33 HB User
    Re: Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

    well a -10 pescription minifies 20% so of course bifocals will help out quite a bit in making things larger and sharper. It will also greatly slow down myopia progression caused by close work with glasses.


    many people become slightly farsighted when they get older, this explains why I see so many people with + glasses. Some are farsighted but can accomodate and once presbyopia hits them they are in bifocals.

    37 isnt unusual to start developing presbyopia. I am 23 and have difficulty seeing from near with full correction. without correction I am in focus at 1/5 of a meter.


    any opinions of BCVA less than 20/20? I think it doesnt usually mean anything is wrong, I mean it could just be astigmastim and/or HOAs

     
    Old 11-23-2005, 12:42 PM   #5
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 20,251
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

    I have a very mild astigmatism and wear -.5 distance contacts. With one in both eyes they can correct me to 20/10. I do however normally wear a reading contact of +1.75 in my left eye which does make my distance vision with it in about 20/20 or so...depending on how tired my distance eye is. Have you tried the monovision? It took me a while to acclimate to it but I could tell as soon as I put the reading lens in that it was going to work for me. Depth perception is tricky at times (like mowing the grass....hard to tell where you've been because it's all green). But I love them!

     
    Old 11-25-2005, 10:40 AM   #6
    myope33
    Member
     
    myope33's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 77
    myope33 HB User
    Re: Some people think theres something wrong with my eyes!

    are you farsighted? I am confused. Ok your 20/10 with correction, how well do you see without correction? You wear monovision contacts to undercorrect one eye? I dont like monovision, doesnt work for everyone.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    My so is 3 and they are telling me he may have some sort of autism please help me!!! karen02 Autism Spectrum 9 04-29-2010 03:33 AM
    some hope for sufferers and victims unswortg Bipolar Disorder 1 08-16-2009 02:22 AM
    why is it that some drs thinks seizures are in our heads ??? vickie45 Epilepsy 11 07-25-2008 10:25 PM
    Can somone please give me some insight as to what is wrong with me?? amc060207 Eating Disorder Recovery 3 01-12-2008 07:29 PM
    Need Some Advice In Losing Weight AnubianJackal Weight Loss 10 10-23-2007 10:48 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:08 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!