yo some help please?@

Posted , 4 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I an nineteen years old, and was -7.00 in my left eye, and -6.25 in my right eye the last time I checked. The optician said that both my eyes were healthy, although I had some dry eye. I am worrying about developing eye diseases in the future, which I don't want to happen. Is there any way at all that I can keep my eyes healthy or even improve my perscription by a few diodes? This whole perscription thing has been depressing me and freaking me out, as my myopia doesn't seem to be stabilizing yet. My eyes can get tired, dry and out of focus fast. Can anyone help me solve my dilemma at all?

1 like, 17 replies

Report

17 Replies

  • Posted

    Anyone? I don't know why I am freaking out about this but I am. I am very afraid.
    Report
  • Posted

    Wontly, you are worrying too much!

    Perhaps you spend too much time in front of a computer screen, this triggers dry eye syndrome because when you are staring at a computer screen, you forget to blink, which exacerbates dry eye.

    If your Optometrist says your eyes are healthy, why are you worrying?

    Your eyes may not even have settled down yet because you might still be growing.  My brother had a growth spurt when he was 18/19 and finally settled when he was about 21.  Have you spoken to your friends?  I don't mean people you don't know online but people in the real world?

    And, if you are still worried, go and speak to your GP.

    Good Luck

     

    Report
    • Posted

      Well, I've been blinking a lot more, trying to keep my eyes moist with water and good food. It seems to be working a treat. 

      I spoke to my Mother and she says it's from a lack of sleep. I haven't been sleeping well, due to not feeling good. I'm trying not to be concerned over my eyesight but sometimes it's hard, especially when you're not usef to things like dry eye happening. 

      Report
  • Posted

    Don't worry, if your vision is good with your spectacles on and the optician says your eyes are healthy, then be thankful for this. There isn't really a guaranteed method of reducing short sightedness, other than laser eye surgery, but some studies have shown that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be short sighted. Also there may be a link with spending a lot of time focusing on things very close, so when you are reading or looking at your phone try not to hold it too close. In general the best way to keep your eyes healthy throughout your life is to keep the rest of your body healthy - don't smoke, keep your weight to a good level, and eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Leafy green veg and brightly coloured vegetables like yellow peppers are thought to be particularly good for the eyes. And keep having your regular check ups with the optometrist!
    Report
    • Posted

      I am thankful to have good eyesight. And am trying to eat a good diet. But I think I need to exercize more. Thanks for your advice smile
      Report
  • Posted

    I'm glad that you are feeling better now and also that you have spoken to your mother!

    You could always buy some lubricating eye drops from a Pharmacy for when your eyes feel tired, especially if you have been burning the candle at both ends!  You can buy the generic drops, you don't have to spend a lot.

    Report
    • Posted

      Yeah. My GP says I have very dry eyes. Maybe this is making my vision more blurry than usual also. I know my eyes are healthy and am assured by that fact.
      Report
  • Posted

    I had lasik surgery and my eyes are way dryer than they used to be, but it's ok... There are amazing eye drops there that solve this problem, just ask your doctor. 
    Report
  • Posted

    If you Google 'artificial tears' you will see various makes listed.

    I used to use Liquifilm but recently, my Ophthalmologist has prescribed Hyabak, which I notice can be used with contact lenses, most of them cannot be used with contact lenses.

    I also used to use one called Lacrilube, which is like putting vaseline in your eyes.  This one is useful at night because it can make your eyes blurred for about 5 minutes.  I have now been prescribed a different one, called VitA-POS.

    Ask the Pharmacist or Optometrist.  Ask for a generic one, then you don't pay for a brand name.

     

    Report
  • Posted

    I put on my new glasses, and I can see a little clearer than the old pair, but text is blurry, unless I am closer to it. Is this an affect of tired eyes, eyestrain and dry eye, or something more serious?
    Report
    • Posted

      Wontly,  I am not an Ophthalmologist,  I am a patient, who sees an Ophthalmologist regularly.  If you aren't under one, then go to your Optometrist and ask your questions there.  If s/he thinks you need to see a Specialist [an Ophthalmologist] then s/he will refer you.

      Off the top of my head, this sounds like dry eyes.

      Where do you live?  Are you in the UK?

       

      Report
    • Posted

      Yeah, I'm from the U.K. I got my eyes re-checked and everything's fine, although my left eye is weaker and dryer than my right one.

      I am getting used to my new pair. But I'm wondering if there are lenses for short-sighted people which they can use for close up work such as reading, PCs etc. I tend to do a lot of close-up work during the day. I think they would benefit my eyes better. Would my optician be able to advise me on matters like this?

      Report
    • Posted

      Yes, your Optician would be able to advise you on this and make up specs to suit.
      Report
    • Posted

      This is something that you will have to discuss with your optometrist and if the prescribed pair isn't right, then the optometrist needs to reassess you
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up