Eyes Feel Funny in Menopause

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Anyone have trouble with their eyes in menopause?  Mine feel like there’s a lot of pressure behind them and when I turn my head to look across the room or look down or up I feel oozy.  My depth perception is off a lot as well.   I would appreciate any info from anyone on this and what you do to help it and does it ever settle down.   Saw all kinds of docs and all say everything is okay.  So frustrating.  

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    Hi Nettie...

    Yes, indeed it is quite frustrating! I've been checked out, too...ophthalmologist not optician. Said my eyes are healthy but I have seriously dry eyes. The dryness causes it's own set of problems...some you mentioned like an almost painlike feeling if I turn my head too quickly, depth perception off periodically,itchy, watery, dry. I have begun to wear contacts less, use drops more and rest with an eyemask that has beads in it and you can heat it or freeze it.

    Another wonderful gift of menopause.

    hugs!!

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    Hi Nettie, yes this has been one of the most surprising symptoms for me, sometimes it feels like I have Vaseline on my eyes, everything gets blurry , also the past few days they have been very watery and sore, thought it might be allergies but I only have it during time when I have symptoms, so it’s likely to be menopause related 
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    I am on Zoladex that puts you into the menopause and my eyes been funny have headaches too am hoping things go back to normal after my hysterectomy. I have glaucoma too but eyes feel sore and dry sometimes hard to read things too 
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    Yup. Ditto to all of the above. Eyesight is going downhill. Eyestrain is ridiculous. Floaters. Blur. You name it.
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    Yes! Oozy is the right world. It is like very short fainting feeling. Also feel like my eyes twitch inside my head. Nobody notices, but my health anxiety goes high. Plus floaters, blurs, etc. I am both shortsighted and longsighted for years, but this is debilitating. 
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    Hi Nettie,  Yes!  I’ve always had poor eyesight ...glasses at 5 years old. I cannot wear contacts as long as I used too.  Dry eyes.  I have astigmatism in both eyes, so I get floaters...worse now in peri.  Pressure in my eyes too due to sinus issues.  I have opened doors and knocked my glasses off my face.  Hit my forehead on my side car window looking to the side...like a bird flying into a glass window!  I feel like I have a neurological problem, but all is clear.  
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      Hi Lou, I too feel like it’s a neurological condition but I’ve been checked out many times and also all clear!  It’s such a scary feeling at times.  Thanks for your response. 
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