Light sensitivity and blurring for months, any ideas?

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18, amle, the last 2 months or so I've been having weird eye problems. It started with developing a terrible health anxiety that still sometimes cripples me today, but not nearly as badly. 


Bright lights (street lamps, christmas lights sometimes, car lights, etc) are much brighter then they should be and give a sort of glare to me now. In the day time, it doesn't affect me at all, or basically when a light overpowers it. Even in my room small lights will give me a bright glare effect, but when I turn the ceiling light on, its back to normal. 

I also have a sort of blur/double vision thing going on. Now its never a real double image, more of a vertical half ghosting if that makes sense. Only happens on certain things too like small reflective materials (top of a soda can for example) or lights or even sometimes the icons on a PC, but only the icons. It's gotten a bit worse the last couple days but that could be my axiety. 

I'd like to also say, I do spend most of my free time staring at a computer screen and get much sleep then I should, but I still can't put a name to whatever is going on with my eyes. My family is kind of in a rough spot right now so I'm not so sure about seeing a specialist plus I die a little bit inside thinking about going to the doctors and getting bad news. 

Anyone have any idea? 

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    Hello Mike, I think you may have answered your own question.  You stare at a computer screen [I am not mentioning the lack of sleep but that won't help]  I would guess you have Dry Eye Syndrome

    Have a look at this page, I am sure it will help you

    Good luck

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    Hi Mike

    I would see a specilist before embarking on any self undiagnosed treatment. Your eyes are precious.


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    Mike you would be best to go and see an optician. From what you say there is a lot going on for you. I am not sure if stress can cause eye problems like that. I am not qualified to comment on that. But it does seem to me an eye examination would rule out some worries for you and take a bit of the stress out of your life. Staring at a screen may cause the eye strain.

    I very much doubt there is any serious issue with your eyes. I would go see an optician to be honest. Just tell them your symptoms and have it checked.

    If they had any worries they'd refer you on. If they don't see anything problematic then at least you wouldn't have to stress about that any more.

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