Eye strain / contact lenses - astigmatism?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by a, Sep 15, 2003.

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    I wear monthly contact lenses : R-1.5 L-1.25

    A few months ago I was in a car accident and have had headaches on and off
    since. My doctor advised me to get my eyes tested to make sure thats not
    what was causing the problem and the optician seemed quite happy, not being
    able to see anything that might cause headaches. He said my prescription had
    changed slightly for spectacles to -1.5 in each eye but contact lense
    prescription didnt need changing.

    The symptoms I have at the moment is slightly blurry vision in the left eye,
    and what looks like a slight double vision within the eye - I have a
    constant feeling of strain in the left eye. That is, if I cover my right
    eye, I can see the main image and then another very faint image superimposed
    slightly below the main image (does that make sense!?). It is more obvious
    with lights and signs - I can see say 2 arrowheads on a road sign, or two
    red lights on a traffic light or even two moons at night. If this was
    astigmatism, I would have thought that manifested itelf in a stretched or
    smeared image, rather than the two slightly offset images I can see (or
    think I see!?)

    Looking back through my last few eye tests...

    Dec 2000
    R SPH -1.50 CYL 0 AXIS 0
    L SPH -1.25 CYL -0.5 AXIS 10

    April 2003
    R SPH -1.50 CYL -0.25 AXIS 30
    L SPH -1.25 CYL -0.50 AXIS 10

    July 2003
    R SPH -1.50 CYL 0 AXIS 0
    L SPH -1.50 CYL 0 AXIS 0


    So a couple of questions, why am I getting two offset images with the same
    eye, and is it normal for the prescription changes seen above?

    cheers

    dave
     
    a, Sep 15, 2003
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