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Why does my eyesight fluctuate?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 06, 2012 at 12:24 PM

There is a lot of variation in my eyesight. I find there are periods when I experience more blurriness for a few days or a couple weeks, especially in the mornings, for the first few hours after I wake.

If I knew what was causing the differences, maybe I could make sure I stay at the upper end of the range.

Does anyone else experience this?

Has anyone found that a food or suppliment (or anything else) made a difference?

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on October 07, 2012
at 07:25 AM

This variation in eyesight has been going on for years. I don't think it is a sign of anything acute, but I will check it out.

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on October 07, 2012
at 12:50 AM

Lol - Just an example! - But how do you know that all your food is completely uncontaminated by neurotoxic pesticides? http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/press/ Do you have any autoimmune issues? Recent illness? How about your cleaning, personal hygiene products, water supply, medications, home environment? WE LIVE IN A CHEMICALLY POLLUTED WORLD!

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:23 PM

nope, don't sleep that way.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Interesting. What is SCL? I looked it up and didn't find an answer. Could you describe the exercises exactly. I'd like to try them. Thanks!

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Got checked out when I had an eye infection.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:18 PM

You saying I eat aspartame? Now you take that back!!! But seriously, I'm pretty good about avoiding anything processed, but I'll think about that one.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:16 PM

I work from home, so sometimes never, but my apartment gets tons of light.

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on October 06, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Sleeping face down sometimes I get pressure from the pillow on one eye and have the same thing happen.

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on October 06, 2012
at 01:31 PM

How long after you wake up do you get a "blast of UV radiation" onto your eyes?

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Da12b342d4959f5bd776c0f00b072a6c

on October 06, 2012
at 06:08 PM

You may find that you have eaten some chemical/food additive to which you are sensitive and which has a neurotoxic effect on your system.

An example could be an artifical sugar like Aspartame - it contains three neurotoxins: methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid and its neurological side effects include blurred vision.

I had a really bad experience with blurred vision following a flu vaccination a couple of years ago. My vision was so bad I could not read a computer screen for two days and was unable to work.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:18 PM

You saying I eat aspartame? Now you take that back!!! But seriously, I'm pretty good about avoiding anything processed, but I'll think about that one.

Da12b342d4959f5bd776c0f00b072a6c

(311)

on October 07, 2012
at 12:50 AM

Lol - Just an example! - But how do you know that all your food is completely uncontaminated by neurotoxic pesticides? http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/press/ Do you have any autoimmune issues? Recent illness? How about your cleaning, personal hygiene products, water supply, medications, home environment? WE LIVE IN A CHEMICALLY POLLUTED WORLD!

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on October 06, 2012
at 05:32 PM

This past Wednesday, I woke up seeing double out of my right eye, a ghost image below objects that got worse at a distance. Very disturbing, distracting, probably a hazard to drive with but I did anyway. Never happened to me before.

Googled it and found sudden 'monocular diplopia' is not uncommon, not understood, and not uncommonly clears up after a time. It seems anything having to do with the tissues deep in your skull such as eyes, ears, midbrain is a major medical mystery. This leaves you with mostly anecdotal information, so here's mine.

I've had occasional trouble with this eye over the years. It's blurriest in the morning, it's the one that seems to get migraine aura first when I used to get migraines. The day before I had seen some minor fireworks after sneezing which used to be a reliable precursor to migraine in the next few days.

During my lunchtime work out, including head and neck stretches that focus on my SCL and lying down windshield wipers, my vision improved dramatically. I'd chosen excercises that would activate my spine specifically to address this. After drinking my post workout kefir, it was completely normal.

I tend to think it was more the excercise than the post-workout food that did the trick.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Interesting. What is SCL? I looked it up and didn't find an answer. Could you describe the exercises exactly. I'd like to try them. Thanks!

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on October 06, 2012
at 03:12 PM

i don't mean to alarm or worry but if this is truly causing you vision issues, i would go to my doc just to make sure there isn't truly anything bad going on back there. something that a quick neuro exam and/or imaging can rule out. to be honest, i am not sure how common it is in the medical field to see vision that comes and goes like that and is considered normal physiology. probably best to be a little safe than sorry.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Got checked out when I had an eye infection.

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on October 06, 2012
at 03:03 PM

Do you sleep with an arm draped over your face? I sometimes do and sometimes this leads to a distortion of the shape of my eyes to the point where my vision is blurry for a while after I get up.

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on October 06, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Sleeping face down sometimes I get pressure from the pillow on one eye and have the same thing happen.

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(3029)

on October 06, 2012
at 11:23 PM

nope, don't sleep that way.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I am 87.5% blind today due to a retinal detachment that was not detected when I first had it checked.

No one posting here has seen your eyes or tested your vision. Even if we were ophthalmologists we would be guessing.

Get to an ophthalmologist NOW. If everything seems normal, start looking at other possibilities.

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on October 07, 2012
at 07:25 AM

This variation in eyesight has been going on for years. I don't think it is a sign of anything acute, but I will check it out.

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on October 06, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Body alignment and muscle tension can make a big difference in your eyesight. Maybe it takes awhile for you to loosen up your body after you wake up? Try stretching and really focusing on making sure your skull, neck, and shoulders are in good alignment.

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