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Blurred vision in one eye

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Old 07-26-2009, 07:47 PM
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A little background, i'm 30/m who works with computers 18+hrs/day. I went to the eye doc a month ago for blurred vision. I've never worn vision correction before. Here is the new prescription: Right: -1.25, Left: sph-0.75, cyl -0.75 axis 20. I opted for contacts rather than glasses (though i will probably get backup glasses as well)

Since getting the contacts I have been amazed at the improvement. I had no idea how bad my vision was. There is still one problem however: My right eye is usually slightly blurred compared to the left. It's blurred at all distances but this is most annoying when reading the computer screen or TV. There is a slight cloudy/ghosting/greasy effect. Glare seems to be worse. Also, I feel like that eye is slightly less awake than the left--I'm not sure that makes sense, but there's just sort of a fog over my right field of vision. There's no pain/discomfort. I can *see* everything it just isn't as clear on the right side. It's extremely annoying. The left eye is perfect.

The eye doc doesn't seem to think there is anything wrong as I can read the eye chart equally well with either eye (20/15 with correction, I think). I've changed contact lens brands which helped slightly but not 100%

I really don't know what to do here. I'm going to see another doc eventually but I'm worried it'll just be the same story again and I can't afford to do this forever. I know an online diagnosis isn't possible but does anyone out there have any insight into what is happening here? Are there symptoms I should be looking for? I'm trying to do as much research as I can so I can find the right doctor and report the symptoms as clearly as possible.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:59 PM
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I'd suggest getting a second opinion or maybe even going to WebMd before spending any more money. This sounds a little like astigmatism or myopia in one eye. I have heard of some people having one eye that was stronger than the other.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:58 AM
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A little background, i'm 30/m who works with computers 18+hrs/day. I went to the eye doc a month ago for blurred vision. I've never worn vision correction before. Here is the new prescription: Right: -1.25, Left: sph-0.75, cyl -0.75 axis 20. I opted for contacts rather than glasses (though i will probably get backup glasses as well)

Since getting the contacts I have been amazed at the improvement. I had no idea how bad my vision was. There is still one problem however: My right eye is usually slightly blurred compared to the left. It's blurred at all distances but this is most annoying when reading the computer screen or TV. There is a slight cloudy/ghosting/greasy effect. Glare seems to be worse. Also, I feel like that eye is slightly less awake than the left--I'm not sure that makes sense, but there's just sort of a fog over my right field of vision. There's no pain/discomfort. I can *see* everything it just isn't as clear on the right side. It's extremely annoying. The left eye is perfect.

The eye doc doesn't seem to think there is anything wrong as I can read the eye chart equally well with either eye (20/15 with correction, I think). I've changed contact lens brands which helped slightly but not 100%

I really don't know what to do here. I'm going to see another doc eventually but I'm worried it'll just be the same story again and I can't afford to do this forever. I know an online diagnosis isn't possible but does anyone out there have any insight into what is happening here? Are there symptoms I should be looking for? I'm trying to do as much research as I can so I can find the right doctor and report the symptoms as clearly as possible.

Thanks for reading
There are several causes of blurry vision. One of them is a need for eyeglasses. If a patient suffers from myopia or hyperopia, glasses may be needed. In nearsightedness and astigmatism, objects from a distance may appear blurry but nearby objects may be clear. The blurring that happens may be more acute at night or patients may experience seeing ghostly images or double vision.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:53 PM
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I went to a new eye doc and he solved the issue. Turns out the base curve of the right lens was too steep. What the doc said was happening was that as the lens dried out during the day it would get tighter, and this was probably causing it to lift off my eye slightly and liquid was pooling underneath. The fix was to use a lens with a flatter base curve.

This wasn't an issue in the left eye because that lens already had the flatter curve. That lens is a toric lens and is apparently only available in the flatter base curve.

Thanks for the responses.
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I went to a new eye doc and he solved the issue. Turns out the base curve of the right lens was too steep. What the doc said was happening was that as the lens dried out during the day it would get tighter, and this was probably causing it to lift off my eye slightly and liquid was pooling underneath. The fix was to use a lens with a flatter base curve.

This wasn't an issue in the left eye because that lens already had the flatter curve. That lens is a toric lens and is apparently only available in the flatter base curve.

Thanks for the responses.
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I'm glad to hear that what was happening to you wasn't anything serious and was easily solved. Some inexperienced doctors will try to tell you that a condition is much more serious than what it actually is and recommend that you get all these unnecessary procedures done.
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There are several causes of blurry vision. One of them is a need for eyeglasses. If a patient suffers from myopia or hyperopia, glasses may be needed. In nearsightedness and astigmatism, objects from a distance may appear blurry but nearby objects may be clear. The blurring that happens may be more acute at night or patients may experience seeing ghostly images or double vision.
lst was asking about blurred vision while wearing contact lenses. I think he/she already knows there is some myopia and astigmatism issues, hence the contacts.
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