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It all started a few weeks ago. When I was talking to someone it was hard to focus on there face but it only happend around 3 times and it lasted about 2 seconds. Then 3 weeks ago I got fired and was stressed out about it but a week passed and I felt fine so I was going outside to meet my father when I felt like I was haveing an anxiety attack. After that day I was haveing problem with my eyes. I was haveing problems focusing on objects and I was feeling pressure around my eyes and everyday I would wake up nervous. I went to the eye doctor and he dialated my eyes and looked inside and said he didn't see the problem. Now another week passed and i'm still haveing pressure and I can't focus my eyes on anything and i'm alway nervous because I scared something is really wrong with my eyes. One thing I can think of is that I spend long hours on the pc but i've been off it for a few days and my eyes don't feel better. The only other thing I could think of is glaucoma but I thoghtt the doctor would've seen somthing when he checked me. Please help me.
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replied March 14th, 2006
Do you ever get migraines or headaches? Because I used to get headaches alote last year, and I would get all numb and I could see but I couldn't focus on anyting... Then I would start to panic.
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replied February 12th, 2012
All of you should get your Blood Pressure checked. These are sure shot signs of HIgh B.P.. After a while you will also get headaches leading to dizziness.
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replied March 14th, 2006
Yes I do get headaches but how long would the not focusing last for you? I have not been able to focus for around 2 weeks. I'm going nuts trying to figure out what this is. Thanx.
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replied November 20th, 2008
This sounds like a pretty classic symptom of panic attacks or generalized anxiety disorder (which I am lucky enough to suffer from). My eyes have always been a primary source of panic and anxiety for me. Whenever I would have a symptom like the one you're describing I would begin to panic which in turn made the symptom worse. When you are constantly anxious and/or panicky your body goes into fight or flight mode. When this happens your pupils dilate making it harder to focus as well. Also, if you are hyperventilating that is going to blur your vision. Once your breathing comes back to normal and you relax I bet you'll notice a difference. One website that I have found especially helpful is anxietycentre.com. Check it out if you like. I'm not a doctor, but it definitely sounds like you might be suffering from this. Hope this is helpful!
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replied April 2nd, 2009
You're not alone
I, too, am suffering from this. I am a teacher and my situation is driving me crazy. I noticed a vision change from one week to another. I went to get my vision checked last Thursday. The prescription in my glasses was OK. The eye doctor also dialated my eyes and said everything was normal back there. She did mention this vision change could be connected to stress. However, the school nurse thinks I might have high blood pressure.
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replied August 11th, 2009
i too have been going through severe anxiety for about a year, and for the whole year, beginning with my first attack,my eyes are cloudy,foggy, and when its dark in a room it looks like thick darkness. i have glasses with low prescription but i dont think it has to do with that, because i can read words fine but whats accompanied with it is annoying. sometimes when im outside and i look in one place, it could look like its light raining bc the foggyness is moving in a downward position.i really want it to go away, it makes me nervous when i think about it becasue sometimes it feels like im going to faint becassuse it looks like im seeing spots at times.
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replied September 7th, 2011
I have exactly the ame symptoms, do u know what it is? I wud love to know as its driving me nuts!
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replied August 17th, 2009
Having difficulty focusing could be a number of things, I've never heard that stress was a major factor.. Unless you're talking about eye stress :]
We use our eyes all day long, the muscles controlling them are bound to get tired.

Most cases of trouble focusing, or having to concentrate on focusing have a convergience insufficency, just meaning you need some help in your glasses to keep your eyes pointed in the right direction.

To those of you who said that your glasses rx are good, and there are no health issues- Did your OD check you for needing any prisim correction? I have 20/20 vision yet I need glasses all the time because of muscle issues.

High blood pressure can affect your vision also, and those with high blood sugar.

This doesnt have to do with not being able to focus, but with blurry vision- dry eyes! keep some re-wetting drops handy. NOT VISINE!
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replied August 11th, 2010
same problem
hi,
I am also having same problem. I dont think i am under stress of any kind. I am a security guard, it all started couple of weeks ago.In night when i go for a patrol, i feel a delay in focusing things and even find hard to focus on text on my laptop.My friend told me it could be lack of sleep. I am sleeping 7hrs now but no change. i think it could be eye sight but i see fine.
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replied April 19th, 2012
Same here ^
Me too i am too lazy to read from my computer now because my eyes get stressed
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replied August 14th, 2010
You guys are lucky you don't have my problem. I was born with a cataract, and my parents found out about that only when I developed strabismus at one eye. I had surgery for the cataract, it went well, and I was supposed to do a lot of exercises with my eye, but I was so little that I didn't know how important it was. When I got older, at 10 years maybe, I went with my mom at a doctor that discouraged us, saying I distress my eye in vain, and she might have been wrong. I'm 17 now. How do I see? Well, I can't focus on objects, and it's not myopia or hypermetropia. Try looking straight at an object, and seeing one that is around it. That's how I see. Beside that, I seem to have some points on my crystalline, and I see darker, like through a layer of darkness. I hope someone will find a cure for my condition, I would love to see what it's like to use my both eyes.
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replied June 2nd, 2011
no one is lucky here. diseases suck but what can we do about them? only thing is see a doctor.
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replied August 31st, 2010
probz
ive got a similar problems, just randomly came up, having problems focusing on objects, headaches... but i cant look at light too much.. like if i went outside my eyes would hurt alot, and i would feel like im blind, if i want to go outside i need to adject to the light! which is stupid. currently i have gone to opometrists, eye doctors, Fam-docs, ENT specialists, and currently going to neurologist, who prescribed me something which gives me horrible side effects so i need to get something less.... i guess i should consider it being anxiety? i did have this problem before i had a anxiety attack, but i dont think it is anxiety, cause i have like NO stresss in my life,, only a little,

so yah, i dont know whats up, doc thinks its a migrane but what migrane lasts for 9 months, getting better and worse... but never stopping? ugh. why do we need to have these stupid problems!
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replied October 16th, 2010
Anyone check their blood sugar?
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replied December 8th, 2010
Relief?
has anyone been able to find out what's wrong? I too have been having all these problems and just recently had to quit my job because it's so bad. i don't know what to do anymore.
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replied February 20th, 2011
ANSWER TO YOUR ILLNESS
i found an answer to this..

first check if you feel like you lost youre center. second.. sing if you can hit ure headtone i mean falsetto, third try to type something check if you can focus on your center..if you feel numbness on other side ofyour body.. if some of this is you symptoms... i can tell it is stress.. stress is lyk a virus into our body,, be happy and rest well.. you thought ure mind can still handle the tireness bt i tell you if your body get tired mind will follow.

how can i tell it is stress..

well heres my story..

im a singer keyboardist for almost a year im carrying this kind of stress in my throat, because of singing . and it gives my anxiety. which leads me to become so ill after being so worried all the time for almost a year.. to tell you the truth,, i end up loosing my mind, health, and nearly my life.. this all stops when i started to go for massage.. i told them my problem my left body is numb,, cant focus my eyes.. my lesft vocal cords not working anymore.. then after few days of therapy.. i begun to use somehow both of my vocal cords but not 100% cause im not totally recovered yet.. then im so curious that some nerve might stuck in my chest.. you know what i did. i pulled my chest to the right and i lost my right side too.. because of anxiety my mind controls the nerve connected to my vocal cords and it give me muscle tightening in my throat.. then i said to myself this is just stress.. then i started relaxing myself through inhale exhale like a dog.. and suddenly MAGIC HAPPENED.. slowly by slowly i feel like all the nerve that stuck in my chest, neck and back are slowly releasing.. then after that i looked at the mirror then i see my eyes are all pale then i went for a shower to relieve all my stress.. then suddenly after a shower i felt i took some magic medicine .. i feel like i got my 80% of my body and mind back to my.. now im still recovering and i found that my body is so tired. therapy for stress.. every time i want im always feeling my inhale exhale of my breath and if i have space im doing the dog inhale exhale the fast one and use my stomach not my chest .. nervous can make ure health go down, anxiety also stress.. in everything you do do it slowly but excited and happy of doing it. and FOCUSED.. TRY TO FOCUSED WHILE FEELING YOUR BREATHE COMING IN AND OUT SLOWLY OR FAST IS OK. GUDLUCK TO US..

MOST IMPORTANT.. ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT OUR MIND IS SO POWERFUL THAT WE CAN CURE OUR SELVES BY THINKING THAT WE ARE NOT SICK AND OFCOURSE BY THE HELP OF THE THERAPY I TOLD YOU..

THIS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BREATHE SO FAST, WHILE YOUR NERVES AND VEINS ARE GETTING RELAX YOUR BLOOD RUNS VERY FAST. IF YOUR BLOOD RUN FASTER THAN IT USE TO.. IT WAS LIKE YOU ARE GETTING CHARGE,, GET IT.. DO IT..
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replied March 16th, 2011
Eyes and Focusing
Okay so im having trouble foucusing and sometimes it feels like my eyes are crossing D: im really scared anybody know anything about these symptoms??? please help. Contact through my email if necessary!
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replied May 23rd, 2011
I am having the SAME exact issue, I thought I was losing it. I can wear my glasses to see far away but if I look at the computer to read anything the letters all jumbled and my eyes seriously start to cross. I just got new glasses in January, I don't think that is the issue. The part that scares me most is that it came all at once!
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replied March 26th, 2011
I have the same problem when I'm having a migraine.

Before I have a migraine, my vision becomes blurry and I cannot focus on objects, especially writing and a computer/tv screen. The other symptoms such as light sensitivity, nausea, and head pain don't come until later.

Sometimes the head pain doesn't come at all and I just experience the other symptoms of my migraines.

I've had a migraine problem for the past six years. I hope this helped...
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replied May 7th, 2011
Hi there, I have been have some issues for awhile now and starting to question if it is tied to a mental disorder perhaps. I can read and everything fine, I do use glasses I am near sighted. The problem is at time, I will have issues focusing my eyes, like a light pressure on the sides is being applied giving a sense of tunnel vision. It will put me into a almost zoned out state, were I have troubles with maintaining focus, and a hard time registering things.
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replied May 7th, 2011
Hi there, I have been have some issues for awhile now and starting to question if it is tied to a mental disorder perhaps. I can read and everything fine, I do use glasses I am near sighted. The problem is at time, I will have issues focusing my eyes, like a light pressure on the sides is being applied giving a sense of tunnel vision. It will put me into a almost zoned out state, were I have troubles with maintaining focus, and a hard time registering things. Ok I have always had issues with sleep and such, so depend on caffeine quite a bit, perhaps lack of sleep?
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replied January 24th, 2012
Zale I literally have the exact same problem and it is veryyyyy hard to describe to a doctor, I have been to several doctors and neurologists but nothing good has come out of it. Have you figured out what is wrong?
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replied May 13th, 2011
I can definitely relate. Visual disturbances are the worst part of anxiety for me. They've lead to all sorts of false Dr Google diagnosis and are freaky stuff. I find that when I get stressed (which is odd because that can happen watching a DVD) but mainly at school as I'm as teacher and kids are loud, I start getting a headache which triggers it. If I cop it to it can stay the rest of the day with the vision coming and going. As strange as it is, just disregard it. Knowing full well that it cannot hurt you. Really has worked for me. Used the scare the crap out of me and send me into panic mode. It's cool now though for the most part. All a part of the journey! If anyone would like to talk about this or panic disorder at anytime please add me on Facebook Dylan Quigley Sydney spam unapproved. Would really like to get to know some people who have been through or are going through this. Surely there is strength in numbers. Sincerely know it'll blow over and anxiety is just your bodies way of saying you need to search harder for happiness. That is, the actual inside of you type Smile good luck!
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replied May 13th, 2011
I can definitely relate. Visual disturbances are the worst part of anxiety for me. They've lead to all sorts of false Dr Google diagnosis and are freaky stuff. I find that when I get stressed (which is odd because that can happen watching a DVD) but mainly at school as I'm as teacher and kids are loud, I start getting a headache which triggers it. If I cop it to it can stay the rest of the day with the vision coming and going. As strange as it is, just disregard it. Knowing full well that it cannot hurt you. Really has worked for me. Used the scare the crap out of me and send me into panic mode. It's cool now though for the most part. All a part of the journey! If anyone would like to talk about this or panic disorder at anytime please add me on Facebook Dylan Quigley Sydney spam unapproved. Would really like to get to know some people who have been through or are going through this. Surely there is strength in numbers. Sincerely know it'll blow over and anxiety is just your bodies way of saying you need to search harder for happiness. That is, the actual inside of you type Smile good luck!
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replied September 8th, 2011
I have been having similar issues for about 4 months now.

Worn glasses/contacts since I was a small child, have a lazy eye and long sightedness. Whilst my vision is not great, glasses or contacts have always helped and I have never had an issue until 4 months ago.

My eyes started to blur frequently, I have trouble focussing and in the last two weeks I have had pressure headaches behind my eyes. It happens more at work when I am working on a PC for 8 hours but can happen in the eve. I have worked with computers for 5 years and never suffered with this before so I can't see how it could be a contributing factor.

Eye test done - Prescription has not changed and the optition could not find any issues
Blood test done - Normal
ECG done - Normal
Blood pressure done - Low/Normal level

Think I am going to be referred to a specialist eye clinic next but I feel it is eye strain/stress due to the fact it suddenly came on and my prescription has not changed in 3-4 years.

My job is semi stressfull but I never feel stressed and no more than I always have for the last 5 years of being in the same job....weird...
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replied September 12th, 2011
Difficulty focusing happened right after neck strained.
I've been having this problem for a few weeks now. Eye drops seem to help quite a bit, but I struggle focusing in dimly lit areas of my house. Outside is fine and I feel ok, but in my house I struggle. I almost feel like everything is speckly and I can't seem to focus. I'm going to be doing a liver cleanse tonight because I read somewhere that cleansing your liver can improve eye problems like floaties or just all around blurriness. I think part of my problem could be stress because I have a tendency to panic over things...like this vision issue. Anyone have any other tips? I recently went to the eye doctor before this happened and had no issues. It all started after I strained my neck doing yoga and had to go to the chiropractor 3 times in one week.
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replied December 8th, 2011
Hi I have been having problems focusing with my eyes and its hard to explain. its been going on for around 4 months now I have been to the eye doctor 4 times now and my prescription is rite, i do have a totally different frame now but I am going nuts trying to figure out whats wrong with me... could it be anxiety or stress in the back of my head without me even thinking about it making me have vision problems for so long (4 months)
been freaking out it could be a tumor or something and before you ask no history of tumors in family just freaking out.
also been having a burning/stinging sensation at the side of my head on and off but dont know if that has anything to do with anything.
Any help would be greatly helpful.
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