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Question Eye sight problems - January 4th 2013, 12:35 PM

So I've been wearing glasses since I was in primary school and I've never had problems until recently. I went to the opticians in the summer holidays because I lost my glasses and my eye sight was way worse than it was before. My glasses were fine until November until my eye sight got gradually worse and had to squint slightly to see the board. Should this worry me?
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Re: Eye sight problems - January 4th 2013, 12:52 PM

Our sight changes all the time. My mum works as an optician secretary, or whatever they're called, and she says that at our age it can change dramatically. I would go back to your opticians and have a re-test because apart from anything else it can bring on headaches.
If you're worried about anything else to do with it, maybe go see a doctor as well?

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Re: Eye sight problems - January 4th 2013, 01:37 PM

Our sight it changes all the time I have glasses I wear them some times not all the time but things change I wouldn't worry to much. Just get new glasses and you will be fine
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Re: Eye sight problems - January 5th 2013, 04:59 AM

Hey there,

I know that I need a new prescription once a year. For a while the amount I needed increased was a lot, but then it slowly started to get less and less to the point where now my prescription barely needs to be upped. I think you should make another appointment with your eye doctor and get new lenses so you don't have to squint and give yourself eyestrain. You can also express your worry with him or her and if they think it is necessary they can run additional tests on you to make sure nothing else is going on. But, your best bet is to go to the doctor and get things checked out, at least to get new glasses.

I wish you the very best!

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Re: Eye sight problems - January 5th 2013, 08:59 AM

As we grow, our eyesight is more prone to change - your eyeballs are affected by the size of the cavity they have to reside in, and all the tissue around them, so being squished or having pressure relieved as a result of growing can change your eyesight.

I'm supposed to see an optometrist every year (still) because my eyesight is continually changing. I don't because I'm poor, so I spend every second year or so getting headaches from eye-strain.

I wouldn't be too concerned about it, go back to your optometrist, and make sure you have the right lenses - eyesight does change, and that's normal, but making sure you have the right strength lens goes a long way toward helping with everything else.
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