There's something wrong with my eyes. Help?
April 16, 2014 7:29 AM Subscribe
I have been having increasing problems with my vision over the past few years. I've seen an ophthalmologist, a retina specialist, and had some tests done, but they haven't found anything. Do you have any suggestions for how to proceed?
posted by insectosaurus to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The main problem with my vision is at night - there's a lot of "spillover" from all lights, especially bright lights - sort of a halo effect around the light. I try to avoid driving at night because the lights seem blinding and I can't see well enough for it to be safe.
I also have noticed over the past few months that I have problems with bright lights during the day. If I look over at a sunny window (not direct light, indirect sunlight), then close my eyes or look at a white wall, the image of the sunny window is "burned" into my vision for a little while. I realize that to some extent this is normal, but it's become significantly worse over the past six months or so. As I'm 29, it seems unlikely that this is a normal age related change.
I've seen an optometrist, ophthalmologist and a retina specialist. They've taken pictures of the back of my eyeball. It was suggested that the light spillover / halos are because I am nearsighted, but I am not sure I buy that - my prescription hasn't changed much for a decade and this development happened in the last year or two.
Possibly relevant: I am nearsighted (contacts are -4 and -3.75) and I have very mild astigmatism in one eye - so mild that it cannot be corrected with contacts. This problem exists when wearing contacts or glasses.
You are not my doctor and I am not looking for medical advice. I am looking for ideas of what to pursue with my doctor and/or types of doctors to see.