Hi, I wrote to this forum last week on behalf of my friend and decided to go ahead and ask a question about my own health. Ive recently found that after reading for a half hour or so , if i look up into the far distance my vision appears to be blurry. objects don't seem as sharp as they do otherwise. I've also noticed that when reading my eyes feel as though they aren't focusing properly. I'm not sure how to explain this. Although i can read teh words etc, i feel as though i'm crossing my eyes. When i dont think I am. This inability to focus correctly also seems to be accompanied with the words on the page looking slighlty faded. I have spoken to my optican about this and after doing an eye exam he seems to think that my symptoms are all 'in my mind'.
I'm not sure whether this is correct? Could these symptoms be a sign of anything serious? Could they be related to the blepharitis i've been told that i have? (p.s these symptoms have been present for about 3-4 weeks and are also accompamied by intermittent headaches)
I 'd appreciate any information .
the optician said it was "all in your mind"... seriously? what you are describing is an extremely common complaint. definitely in the top 10 things i hear on a daily/weekly basis...maybe in the top 5. difficulty CHANGING your focus from near to distance and/or from distance to near...i call that "accommodative infacility". if you are over about age 35 it means reading glasses are coming shortly. if you are under age 35 it means you may or may not need glasses...or you may or may not need eye excercises, it depends on if you have a true accommodative probalme or convergence/divergence problems or what. you need an exam, preferably by someone else besides the person who told you its "all in your mind".
this is most likely not a sign of anything serious like blindness or eye disease. it is also not related to any blepharitis. it *is* probably directly related to your eyestrain, headaches, faded vision, etc.
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