My right eye is the dominant one but there is this phenominon where there will be a rapid switching between right and left eye. It only occurs when I am focusing on something very close, right up to my eyes and about as far as 6 inches away. This back and forth switching occurs usually only once at a time (right left right) and it happens in a fraction of a second. Very fast. And only when I'm looking closely at something for an extended period of time, like nail trimming. Curiously this does not happen when I read. I would say the frequency of this switching is about every 5 seconds or so when focusing on a close object.
I've had glasses and contacts for 10 years now and have regular checkups. I wear either depending on what I feel like but not both at the same time. I don't know how long this has been happening but it's been on my mind only recently. I also use a computer practically all the time for work and play and have been doing so for over 20 years. I am 30 years old.
I have slight astigmatism in my right eye and am nearsighted. The optical power of my contacts is -1.75. Any ideas? I've scoured the Internet but have found nothing.
Your problem would not be due to your myopia or contacts. It could be related to eye muscle alignment/misalignment problems. Consider seeing a strabismus specialist (often listed under pediatric ophthalmologists) for an evaluation.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.