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Old 11-18-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Blurred vision

I have a blurring caused by the interaction of my two eyes. Neither eye alone is blurred. (For example, if I view a printed page with a straight line across it, I see two lines.) The solution to my problem is to "tilt" my eyeglasses very slightly to the right, i.e., drop the right side 1/8 to 1/4" and raise the left side the same. Then the two lines sbecome one, and my vision is clear.

What is the cause of this problem? It has existed for several years without change. I have been to two different opthamalogists and they have not found the solution. They both changed my prescription to no avail.

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Old 11-18-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Blurred vision

Are you saying you have a vertical displacement? Would you say this is double vision, rather than blurring? Does it happen without your glasses?

 
Old 11-18-2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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Re: Blurred vision

If you can correct the problem simply by tilting your glasses it sounds like the two lenses are misaligned. However, it is odd that two ophthalmologists have not identified that situation. Possibly an optometrist/optician would be better able to advise you.

 
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Re: Blurred vision

Thank you for replying. I don't know how to better describe the problem, but I think it is not double vision, certainly not in either eye. I don't know very well if it happens without glasses as I don't read very well without them.

 
Old 11-18-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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Maybe a muscle problem or something else. Sounds like a problem that is out of an optomistrist's hands, they really can't help a whole lot. You need to see an eye specialist, sometimes eye problems are signs of more serious problems too. Go to a specialist or Opthomaligist.

 
Old 11-19-2008, 06:34 AM   #6
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Well, what I was getting at, and I'm no expert, is a convergence insufficiency. The brain is having a bit of difficulty merging the two images and the tilted lens is acting like a prism.
As Brain said, if it were just a refractive error, the two ophths would have caught it. Then again, they should have caught a convergence problem when the symptoms were described to them, if that's what it is.

 
Old 11-20-2008, 07:10 AM   #7
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Good idea! But I went to an optometrist yesterday and they said to go back to my opthamalogist. Oh my... But, I did find a couple of other people who are having the same problem and perhaps together we can work it out. Thanks for writing!

 
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I think that, back in November, you suggested I should see an optometrist rather than a opthamologist. I finally found a good optometrist and he really dug in and solved my problem by putting a prism (or prisms) on my new glasses. What a relief. And thank you.

 
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Re: Blurred vision

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...What is the cause of this problem? It has existed for several years without change. I have been to two different opthamalogists and they have not found the solution. They both changed my prescription to no avail.

Thank you.
Did you start taking any medications or over the counter meds around the time this occurred? I ask because many meds impact the way the eyes see and most docs, including optometrists and opthamologists, are ignorant of the fact.

I had vision problems for almost 5 years before I realized the problems were caused by different blood pressure medications. All of my doctors denied this was possible...but I am currently med free and seeing clearly out of very, very old eyeglasses.

Bethsheba

 
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a convergence insufficiency. the tilted lens is acting like a prism.
Hee-hee, I love it when I get something right.

 
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