Maybe a dumb question....

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Jack Lowdon, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Jack Lowdon

    Jack Lowdon Guest

    I found out a had a lazy eye when I was 16, and it could not be
    corrected. I currently wear a strong prescription +3.00, +3.50 I think
    it is. Sometimes I get really spaced out and it is difficult do think,
    and my eyes can get sore sometimes and I even get headaches. My
    question is whether wearing eyeglasses can cause psychological things
    like anxiety or depression, which I get sometimes. I am not wearing
    the correct strength I am supposed to since it would put too much of a
    toll on my eye muscles. Is it just a case that I am getting a lot of
    Jack Lowdon, Sep 1, 2004
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  2. Jack Lowdon

    neil0502 Guest

    Jack Lowdon wrote
    How old are you now?

    I'm not a doctor, but from what I understand, it's probably time for you to
    get a thorough eye exam. It's possible that you have more farsightedness
    than your prescription would indicate and that--for years and years--your
    accommodative system (ability to focus) was more than up to the task. If
    you're pushing 40, or thereabouts, it's likely you may need a stronger
    prescription. As we get older, the lens of the eye starts to get less
    flexible so we need a little more help, especially when reading or using

    In my experience, eye issues like you describe (more than the wearing of
    spectacles itself)--if severe enough or persistent enough--can really cause
    a person problems.

    Best of luck!
    neil0502, Sep 1, 2004
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