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#1 Isolabella

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

So at 22 working full time staring at tiny spreadsheets for hour and doing Uni part time at night, I discovered the overheads in the lectures were blurry. Turned out it was my eyes.

So first glasses script was 0.75. Over the next 10yrs the script went up to 1.5

Funny thing is since kids and no longer looking at tiny spreadsheets for hours on end (now SAHM) I have just had my eyes retested at 38 and past two tests were improvement, this one too. Now down to 1.00 and 0.75. Optometrist said I could have gone down to 0.75 and 0.5 but she thought it a bit of a jump for me from my current 1.25and1.00 script.

So I could get to the point in 5yrs where I won't need glasses for distance.

Anyone else had that happen?

#2 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

In a very round about way yes. I wore glasses from 9mths (!!) until I was 15 when my eyes became stronger and I didn't need to wear them anymore. At 24 I thought I might need them again and had my eyes checked, but they found I had 20:20 vision!
I think you are onto it. Stress can do wacky things to your body, and working in front of a computer can strain your eyes an awful lot, so removing that I can see how you would see an improvement.

#3 Magnus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

Yeah, I wore reading glasses for quite a few years as a teen and then found I didn't need them anymore and stopped wearing them in my early twenties.

When I've been back to get my eyes tested, I've either been borderline for needing glasses, or been told I don't need them. Unfortunately, my distance vision is getting slightly worse, on the other hand.

#4 elizabethany

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

As you get older, the muscles in the eyes become more tired, making it harder to focus up close, but bringing distace into better focus.  If you are already short sighted (ie distance is a problem) then as you get older, your eyes can improve.

Keep getting them checked every 2 years, as they won't nessessarily stop at 0, and you may become longsighted, and require reading glasses.

Personally, I am just happy that my script hasn't chaged in the last 2 years, I am -2.75 & -4.75.  I can focus on my own nose, but not on the computer screen.

#5 MARsmum

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

Yes, this happened to me.  I wore glasses for long distance (first diagnosed at 13 years) and then had my eyes tested shortly after the birth of DD1 (at 30 years) and no longer needed them.  I haven't worn them since!  I don't know what happened in the pregnancy but it definitely helped my eyesight!

#6 Kay1

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

DHs eyes deteriorated enormously when he was working crazy hours on computers, its good to hear that it might be reversible.

#7 Isolabella

Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Elizabethany I do realise that, but the idea if being able to swim/snorkel/ski without glasses is very seductive. Glasses for reading... I have had those in my final two years at school.

#8 ms.g

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

I've had almost the same. Started at -.75 and got to -1.75 and now I'm at -1.25. From age 18 to 39.
I was told by my optometrist that it was incredibly common to have your eyesight deteriorate in your 20s, improve in your 30s and that it's all downhill from 40!

I'm just overjoyed that my 2 eyes are currently the same script and I don't have to stuff around with left and right contact lenses. First time ever!!!

#9 spear_maiden

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

I've had glasses for short-sightedness since I was 14.  When DS was 6 mths old, I went to replace my lenses/glasses and found my eyes had improved considerably.  I'd noticed that my prescription wasn't right anymore and didn't need my glasses as much.
I was pretty stoked to not have to wear anything all the time.

#10 CallMeFeral

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Mine have improved a bit. However, I kind of always thought it would - I knew people got more longsighted as they got older, so I figured my eyesight would improve. Unfortunately, I have one eye WAY worse than the other... so the point may come that I have one longsighted and one shortsighted eye!  blink.gif  (that emoticon might be a picture of how I'll look.... Tounge1.gif)

#11 Isolabella

Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:38 PM

With headaches from eye strain new eye test..... I am down to 0.5/0.25 for distance.

Optometrist expects within 3yrs I will be swapping driving glasses for 20/20 vision driving..... But will then need reading glasses. That I can deal with.

#12 Living Type

Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:29 PM

Yep, same happened to me. I make a habit of making sure I do some focusing on objects in the distance when I am working on spreadsheets a lot.

#13 FeralBee

Posted 12 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

Darn it, I was hoping this would be about ways to improve your sight. I've worn glasses since I was 7, and my eyesight just keeps sliding. Ah well, one day maybe I'll save up for laser treatment.

#14 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 June 2015 - 08:38 PM

It has been lovely watching my old Dad who has worn glasses since he was 3 years old (incredibly unusual in the 1930s!) -through a combination of improvements in optical technology and his ageing caused longsightedness - gradually wearing thinner and thinner spectacles over the years!

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