Eye exams...

Posted on | Friday, February 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

... are interesting.
I've had eye pain for over 2 years! Isn't that nuts?
I went in about 2 years ago to see what the problem was and it was somewhat inconclusive. It starts out as eye pain on most days and sometimes, that turns into a raging migraine. Weird, eh?
SO I went in again this morning. You know, they told me that they would have to dilate my eyes and that I would be light sensitive for 3 hours afterwards and my vision would be blurry. I somehow didn't believe it would take 3 hours to wear off. Nope! It took exactly 3 hours; nearly right down to the minute! So... because I'm super stubborn, I have been trying to do computer work for the last three hours, squinting and pulling my head closer and farther, trying to read things. Stupid, huh? I think I took my "good" vision for granted all these years. BUT, since about 3 years ago, my left eye has been getting weaker and more blurry. It all started when I worked an office job and stared at a computer all day, everyday. After that, I started T&H and am always either working with my hands and staring at close objects or I'm working on my computer. My left eye is now slightly near-sighted. So sad. I have a hard time reading things far away. My right eye is totally awesome though, so I close my left eye sometimes to read street signs... because I don't want to get expensive glasses. ha ha ha. Although, the optometrist said that my right eye is slightly far sighted. My option would be to get glasses to fix my left eye so I can read at a distance or bifocals!

I think I'm going to be stubborn and let the blurriness persist until I can't legally drive without glasses.

On a separate note, still no clear determination on what is causing the eye pain. A few guesses though and I'll be going in for a visual field test next week.


5 Responses to “Eye exams...”

  1. dandra
    February 12, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    First things first. I love your work. So very beautiful!

    Interesting post. I've had "migraines" for about 5 years now. Mine always started with intense eye pain (like an ice pick through my eye). In November I had a "migraine" that lasted for weeks. I was seeing a specialist for another issue altogether and he suggested that it might be trigeminal neuralgia (it isn't). I talked to my doctor and I've been taking medication daily since then (some time in January). I haven't had a headache since.

    I hope you get some relief.

  2. meganlimjewelry
    February 12, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    I've been getting migraines for the past few years too. And like you, mine start with me saying "my eye hurts!" It starts with a pain all around my eye and progressively gets worse until it shoots to the back of my head. And generally people don't really understand what I mean when I say "eye pain," but once I read your post, all I could think was.....this sounds just like what happens to me!

    I hope your doctors come to some sort of conclusion for you Myra! Have a great weekend :)

  3. umama
    February 13, 2010 at 6:11 AM

    Yes they are! I don't know what I am doing right, but the last time I went to the eye dr. my vision actually improved :) Not that I can chuck my glasses, but it's better than it getting worse!
    He did say diet helps, so you should look into it!

  4. sharonlei
    February 15, 2010 at 3:14 AM

    I wish I was born with perfect vision!! I hope the doctors figure out what going on with your eyes... :) Blessings and good vibrations sent your way Myra. Hope you and the hubbs had a fabulous Valentines Day!

    xx Love & Aloha.

  5. Tiffany
    March 4, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    myra- I remember our migraine talks when I asked you about one of the headbands in your shop and if it "pinched" at all because my head was so sensitive! I know exactly that eye pain you are talking about and I hope that you get some relief soon! I know that pain all too well and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!

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