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I need some help. My opthamologist keeps saying my vision and eye health is fine but my eyes won't focus together. My right eye feels like its crossed most of the time. But if I cover my left eye, the right becomes focused. It makes it very annoying to read and watch tv because I constantly feel like I have to rub my contact lense or blink but none of this does any good. I've had my prescription in both eyes updated and I have tried reading glasses. At first I thought maybe my prescription had been bumped up too much but when I went back down a level it made it worse. But that's what it feels like....Like i'm wearing a lense that is too strong so its difficult to focus. It's not blurry enough to where I can't read or anything but its just enough to be very irritating. Does anyone have this problem too or know what it is? Maybe the light is reflecting in my eye and causing a glare that shouldn't be there? I'm out of ideas and my eye doctor has been no help at all. Any ideas are welcome! Thanks.
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First Helper divinerhythm04
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replied March 28th, 2009
mee
see your docter dude
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replied May 27th, 2012
May Help Your Problem (Eyes not working together)
I saw my doctor to obtain a new prescription & he noticed my right eye going to the right (NOT WORKING TOGETHER)-Just like you! My dr told me you are either born with it or if you are an adult it is usually caused by a problem in your body. I have Fibromialgia & the dr said that may be the cause. I do suggest you see a regular doc, or go to a different optometrist for a 2nd opinion. Hope this helps. There may be another way, if you have no $$ or insurance (like most of us)to put a patch on the good eye to strengthen the bad one.
- Brandi
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replied July 28th, 2012
Eyes don't focus together
I have fibromyalgia too. Same problems and more with my eyes. Look up Trigger Points in Extrinsic Eye Muscles. It explains why we can see with each individual eye but putting them together our vision won't line up. Hope this helps.
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replied March 28th, 2009
i r srs
see your docter man
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replied April 14th, 2009
Eyes won't focus together
I have the same problem and my doctor says the same thing - nothing is wrong. I work at a computer all day and by the end of the day I am WORN OUT from the effort!
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replied May 15th, 2009
right eye won't focus
I am having the same problem. trying figure it. have you had any luck
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replied September 12th, 2009
Eye wont focus
I have recently noticed the same eye issue you have discussed. I am worried that is will get worse and my eye doctor told me the same thing that my eye is healthy, but it doesn't seem right. Need help too!
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replied January 29th, 2010
My issue is the same. As a student, I attribute it to the fact that I'm looking at a computer or book all the time with my contacts in (its impossible to take them out every time I look at something close up) when the contacts are made for distances. This likely makes my eyes tired and the one starts to have trouble focusing... its so annoying!
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replied February 8th, 2010
I work at a computer all day and have the same issue. I find that it helps if I wear my contacts some days and my glasses the others. I know it's not a perfect solution, but it's like my glasses prescription is better than my contact prescription although they are supposed to be the same. I find that I blink a lot, trying to make my contacts focus but I do't do that when I wear my glasses. I finally had to break down and buy glasses that I really like since I am a traditional contact wearer who doesn't prefer to wear glasses.
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replied April 5th, 2010
Same issue with me too ??? Sad Some one please help us all!!!
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replied April 18th, 2010
I have a problem that sounds like the one your having and my doctor didn''t give me a name for it. But he did give me a prescription that are bifocals. Not your normal reading glasses so you couldn''t just go and buy them from a store. They have been helping a lot! I can finally get through a page in my textbooks without having to take a break because the words are going crazy! It has to do with your eye muscles not working together. I''ve had the problem (and they knew about it) for over 10 years and was just now given the glasses for it. I don''t wear contacts anymore because my eyes would get too dry. Hope this helps someone! I''m trying to find a name for it but I haven''t had any luck!
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replied April 22nd, 2010
Same Issue
I have the same problem!! It''s EXTREMELY frustrating. My right eye won''t focus, but my left eye does. Perhaps it has something to do with astigmatism? I''ve had glasses for 16 years and this is the first time I''m having this particular issue. Now I''m worried that a trip to the eye doctor won''t actually help anything.. ugh!
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replied April 30th, 2010
Muscular imbalance
I have the same problem, my doctor says it is a muscular imbalance, and that I need special glasses fitted by a specialist. I am 85, and dread trying to drive to a specialist through heavy traffic.
At least I now know what my problem is, just need to find time and the will to buck traffic and get it done. My life is built around books and computers.
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replied May 21st, 2010
You know, this JUST started happening to me. Just started a new job, and I figured out what it was!

After the first few days at the job, I would come home, and it felt like I couldn't even watch TV because the blurry/non-focusing was too much.

I soon realized it was because my monitors were facing a window! Since the light in my peripheral was so much brighter than my monitor, it was totally !**@! up my eyes. Since I couldn't move my monitors really, I ended up taping a manilla folder around the brightest edges of the monitor (I know, ghetto, but it works!) and the problem went away after a day or two.

Whew!
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replied May 22nd, 2010
Same experience
Wow. Right on the dot. This exact thing jus started happening to me. About two weeks ago. My opthalmologist told me that my right eye (the one having a problem with focusing) looks perfectly normal. Only I know that it is not. But he did tell me to stop wearing my contacts first (as I have been in the last 12 years). He also gave me some antibacterial eye drops, but they don't seem to help so much.

Is there really no (name or) cure for this? Is this something that we will have to live with permanently? I really can't survive with wearing eye glasses because for some reason it makes me really dizzy.
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replied June 7th, 2010
I have the same problem and no one believes me! Phew, I'm glad I'm not going crazy! My right eye is so bad it's almost crossed, and i've even noticed in pictures that it's looking ever so slightly turned-in. It's annoying me so much that I feel like I'm going crazy.

My optician said my eyes were perfectly healthy however. She gave me exercises to do but they haven't worked, so i've booked another apt for next week.

I find that getting enough daylight tends to help, as well as relaxation and a good diet. The more I stress, the worse it gets. I also suffer from bulimia, and I think perhaps that deliberate purging is weakening my eyesight, as it strains the muscles behind the eyes.
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replied June 8th, 2010
I have the same problem. I find that if I've been wearing my glasses for a while and then put my contacts in, it's much worse. I think it might have to do with blood flow to my eyes/brain. If I feel really awake and alert then it doesn't seem to be an issue. I also have a very strong prescription and wonder if that contributes to the problem.
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replied June 23rd, 2010
Computer Vision Syndrome?
i_dont_want_to_register__ may have the right idea I'm hoping so. I've read on "Computer Vision Syndrome" here* http://www.aoa.org/x5375.xml

A bit less scary & easier to deal with than some of the other diseases/disorders with these symptoms

Found this term & info as well...
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Asthenopia (aesthenopia) or eye strain --
is an ophthalmological condition that manifests itself through nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache and occasional double vision. Symptoms often occur after reading, computer work, or other close activities that involve tedious visual tasks.
When concentrating on a visually intense task, such as continuously focusing on a book or computer monitor, the ciliary muscle tightens. This can cause the eyes to get irritated and uncomfortable. Giving the eyes a chance to focus on a distant object at least once an hour usually alleviates the problem.
On a computer, a CRT with a low refresh rate (less than 70 Hz) can cause similar problems because of the flickering image. Aging CRTs also often go slightly out of focus, and this can also cause eye strain. LCDs do not go out of focus and are less susceptible to visible flicker
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replied August 19th, 2010
I had the same problem and they fixed it! My eye were not focusing together to the point where in order to compensate I had sub-consciously shut off my left eye. Look up vision therapy, it's expensive, but it changed my life.
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replied November 3rd, 2010
I had the same problem also. I work on a computer every day. I have ben to the optitions and they have told me tht my eye isn't responding as quick as it should. If u haven't foun a solution yet. She gave me some eye exercises to do. ( starring at your nose for 5 seconds then focusing on an object further away). It worked for me.
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replied November 3rd, 2010
I had the same problem also. I work on a computer every day. I have ben to the optitions and they have told me tht my eye isn't responding as quick as it should. If u haven't foun a solution yet. She gave me some eye exercises to do. ( starring at your nose for 5 seconds then focusing on an object further away). It worked for me.
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