Effects of hanging skin over the eyes on eye exam

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Guest, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I lost 80 pounds in 5 months 10 years ago. So the skin on my face
    became loose and settled in big blobs under my eyebrows. So my
    eyelids are no longer visible and the weight of the skin keeps my eyes
    closed pretty far. It never went away. It looks like swelling, but
    it's just a mass of loose skin and it all disappears when I raise my
    eyebrows way up. It just occurred to me that this is exactly when I
    started having problems with every eyeglass prescription being much
    too strong. At first I mistakenly thought it was the level of light
    during the exam. But I experimented with some tinted sunglasses and
    found I was totally wrong about that.

    I'm farsighted and the prescription I just just got a few weeks ago
    was much too strong (as usual). So he cut each sphere by .50, but
    they're still too strong. But I just noticed today that when I raise
    my eyebrows, the focusing improves.

    Please tell me if this makes any sense at all. Is it possible that
    when I push my head into the head rest on the machine, all of the
    weight of that loose skin is being removed from the eyeballs, and that
    this is somehow making the shape of the eyeballs a better match for
    the prescription?

    If that's possible, then how would you all deal with that during the
    eye exam?

    I'm sorry to be a pain in the neck. But this is really frustrating.
    Guest, Feb 22, 2006
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    Roy Starrin Guest

    I guess I would deal with it, by eliminating it. I had two friends,
    both of whom had the excess eyelid skid problem I.D.ed by their
    In one case, the doctor did a little plastic surgery and removed it;
    in the other case, the individual was referred to a plastic surgeon
    who removed the excess skin.
    Roy Starrin, Feb 23, 2006
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