Myopia Suddenly Clears
March 23, 2009 11:15 AM Subscribe
I have very myopic eyesight. Something like 20/400 plus astigmatism in both eyes. I've worn glasses almost fifty years, since I was seven years old. A few years ago, an odd thing happened.
posted by Forrest Greene to health & fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife & I worked on different schedules. She would awake, get dressed, & head out for the day while I slept in a few hours longer. I would usually wake up & visit a bit before she left.
One morning, I woke as she was dressing to find that although my glasses were on the side table where they had spent the night as usual, my vision was perfect. Looking through my unaided eyes, my whole field of vision was sharp & clear, bright, unblurred, maybe even better than with lenses.
It lasted as long as it took to realize it was happening, then slid back to my normal foggy state. I've never experienced anything like it before or since.
So. I could have been half asleep still, & imagined or dreamt the whole thing, but that's boring. An explanation that at least sort of matches the physical world is maybe I had an extraordinarily relaxing sleep that night, allowing the small muscles all around the eyeballs to relax extremely well, thereby allowing my eyeballs to temporarily reshape themselves better... maybe?
Well, I don't know. Has anyone else experienced this, or heard of it? Is there an opthamologist in the house?