things getting dimmer?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Nomen Nescio, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    I seem to have a vision problem that has been getting worse. I am 55. I have
    used reading glasses for a few years. Now it seems I need more and more light
    to read with.

    I don't have diabeties that I know of. My blood sugar test has been about
    100. But carbs make me put on weight and I'm almost obese. I wonder if there
    may be any buildup of anything near the retina that might cause this problem.

    An optometrist gave me an eye exam a few months ago but found nothing.
    Nomen Nescio, Jul 15, 2005
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  2. Nomen Nescio

    George Guest

    You didn't mention if you were taking any medications.
    George, Jul 15, 2005
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  3. I think you mean he found nothing abnormal. Please post the results of
    what he did find (I'm sure he found advanced presbyopia, and some
    refractive error). If you can post those numbers, you'll get a better
    result here. As to requiring more light, that is normal for your age if
    you are NOT using a prescribed reading lens. If you have the correct
    reading lens (NOT over-the-counter), then that is NOT a normal thing and
    needs to be investigated further.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jul 15, 2005
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