Tired eye, plea for help!

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by SomeDude, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. SomeDude

    SomeDude Guest

    Hi, I am a student in engineering. I really need good vision to do a
    lot of paper work and computer programming. However, about 2 years ago
    I started experiencing tiredness in my left eye. The problem seems to
    be always present, regardless of my actual tiredness (it is there when
    I wake up as well as before going to bed). My eyes acuity is pretty
    good and I don't wear glasses (I had a recent checkup), but I feel my
    left eye is constantly tensed and tired. I think the problem is
    muscular. My right eye feels perfectly normal and relaxed. This
    problem is bothering me to the point where I have trouble
    concentrating when reading or even talking with people. I sometimes
    even suspect I have ADD. I don't like reading for a long time anymore.
    During exams at school I take more time to read the questions and that
    result in me being slower to answer. On the morning, I don't really
    enjoy reading newspapers anymore. I really don't know where that
    problem is coming from. When I mask my left eye with my hand and look
    around only with my right eye, it feels normal. But when I do the
    opposite (looking only with my left eye) I feel somewhat dizzy and
    it's like I have a less good global vision (not taking about acuity,
    but rather how I "sense" every objects in the room). BTW my left eye
    is dominant. I had an injury 2 years ago in the left eye but it
    resulted in nothing serious. Essentially, I was hit in the eye and it
    was black and swollen for a couple of days. I also had scratched
    cornea. I went to an opthalmologist but he checked my eye and
    everything was alright. At beginning my vision was blurry but went
    back to normal after 1-2 weeks.

    I think my problem is related to muscular soreness. I always have a
    feeling of tightness that seems to come from inside the eye.

    It may also be related with some photophobia. I noticed I feel better
    when wearing sunglasses.

    Or maybe I just don't get enough sleep, but usually I sleep at least
    8h per night.

    Anyway this is a really annoying problem that has been going on for
    way too much time. It has deep impact on my whole life. Please help,
    any suggestions appreciated, like off the counter products etc...!
    SomeDude, Oct 29, 2003
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  2. SomeDude

    Matt C. Guest

    Thank you for the suggestions. I am wading through my options. :)

    Matt C., Nov 1, 2003
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  3. SomeDude

    Matt C. Guest

    Ok. From what I have read of presbyopia, it causes an inability to focus on
    near objects. I have an inability to focus on far objects at certain times
    and under certain conditions.

    I realize presbyopia is caused by a relative inflexibility of the lens, and
    I would believe that could cut in either direction (near or far), if that is
    what you are suggesting.
    I may ask for clarification later. I have promised my wife I am going to
    stop obsessing about my eyes for a little while. (A promise I am partly
    breaking just by responding, oops.) I will return to figuring out what I'm
    going to do in a week or so, perhaps in a less frantic way then.
    Reasonable advice.
    Thanks for your input. I may be back with more questions later.

    Matt C., Nov 2, 2003
  4. SomeDude

    Francine Guest

    Ok. From what I have read of presbyopia, it causes an inability to focus on
    Yes. When nearsightedness worsens at your age, one has to at least
    suspect presbyopia to be part of the problem. And yes, it can manifest
    as a problem seeing both near and far, with the best acuity in the
    mid-range. That is what happened to me.

    But everyone is different. A VTOD whom I admire and respect once told
    me, "Don't give everyone else your own visual system." I think the
    meaning of that is pretty clear.

    Francine, Nov 3, 2003
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