That’s not just a figure of speech. I can’t focus on things properly, and it’s been getting worse. I went back to my regular eye doctor… oh, two or three times after my regular checkup in November; I’ve lost track now. He made a minor adjustment to my prescription the second time but said everything seemed fine. A few weeks ago I got fed up with the whole not seeing straight thing and called the opthamologist (wow, Firefox thinks that’s wrong any which way I spell it) at the clinic where I see all my other doctors, and he checked me out. Said everything seemed fine.
It’s not fine. I can be working at my computer, everything hunky-dory, and then everything will go blurry the way it does when you let your eyes lose their focus. Except I didn’t do it on purpose. When I can focus, yes, everything looks good: nothing wrong with my prescription. Except then I’ll lose focus again, and sometimes it takes a while to get it back.
This is especially disconcerting when it happens as I’m driving down the highway.
So I talked to the family doctor today, and I get to have blood work done later this week. If nothing indicates a metabolic problem, I get to see the neurologist. Yay.
I’d really like to be able to see straight again. For one thing, this has made Novel in 90 somewhat trickier than it really needed to be.
That sounds like no fun at all. Do you experience any pain at all with this, or is it just the blurry vision?
I think you’re doing the right thing, insisting everything’s not fine despite what optometrist and ophthalmologist are telling you. If your eyesight is blurry, even a vague “I don’t know what might be causing this but I don’t think it’s worth worrying about” would be better to hear than a flat “everything seems fine”.
I hope you figure out what’s causing it, and it’s nothing major
Lisa H says
Wow. That happened to me, too, but a long time ago. No one figured it out at the time. Much, much later I found out it was caused by a “silent” (or acephalgic) migraine.
Good to know.
The same exact thing is happening to me. I have been to three different eye doctors, First two told me it was dry eye, the third one stated that my eye muscles have lost control on how to work together and that I don’t have dry eye and that I have light sensitivity issues. (aka my eyes suck) Some time this week I am starting eye therapy. They will put my eyes through a series of exercises to get them re-learned on how to focus. Will it work? I hope so.
Let me know if you found what works. Again It sound like we have the same problem. I am skeptical if this treatment will work. I am ready to get a seeing eye dog and give up trying.
Hey, Corey! My problem turned out to be, as best we could tell, ocular migraines triggered by sinus pressure. At least, treating the sinus pressure eliminated the eye problems (eventually), and I did have one blurry episode that blossomed into a full-blown pain-and-light-sensitivity migraine, so the diagnosis seemed to fit.
I was already on allergy shots, and since I finished that (which took over two years), the sinus pressure has been much less frequent and I’ve had just one or two blurry spells.
Nadya Sanchez says
I’m 23 and have not been able to see straight for a couple months now. I’m really sensitive to light and I’ve been struggling with Hypothyroid symptoms. They try to deal with the thyroid, but the doctors keep passing my vision. I’ve been to the eye doctor and he said everything was fine. I told my doctor about sinus pressure and pressure on top of my head and sides and sometimes the back, but all she asked was whether or not I’ve tried otc meds, which I haven’t, but then right after that she diagnosed me with depression/anxiety! I was really angry because it’s the situation that’s making me frustrated, not the other way around. I started the anxiety/depression meds, but they made me feel worse, and I still can not see straight! It’s so frustrating!
Did any of you get to the bottom of this as i have the same issue and at my wits end..