Weird vision problem

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by drschultz, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. drschultz

    drschultz Guest

    Hi - i've been having this vision problem lately and i don't know if
    it's anything to be worried about - i'm a bit of a
    hypochondriac...Anyhow, just some background first, i am a web
    developer and spend most of the day in front of a computer - at least 8
    hours / day. I also do freelance so sometimes i'm on most of the
    weekend. I am 28 and have had the same glasses prescription for about
    8 years.

    Lately i've been having this problem where if i'm in a situation where
    there is nothing to 'occupy' my vision (i.e keep my eyes moving), my
    eyes almost seem to get tired and want to focus on a random object.
    For example, if i'm in my car @ a stoplight, my eyes might relax and
    'focus' on the license plate of the car in front of me, and gradually
    'relax' and start to blur slightly. It's a weird feeling. I'm very
    aware of this while it's happening, and i can stop it by looking away.
    It happens quite a few times a day, i've been dealing with some other
    medical issues lately so i've been particularly sensitive to things
    going on with my body - so i don't know if this is something that has
    always been there and i'm just noticing it now or what.

    drschultz, Nov 11, 2005
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  2. drschultz

    Dr Judy Guest

    When the human eye is not focused on anything in particular and the brain is
    not attending to the visual world, the accommodative system will usually
    focus to about a metre away and the eyes will drift slightly up and out.
    This will cause blur which can be relieved by shifting focus to something in

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Nov 13, 2005
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