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    I just went to the eye doctor today, and I've got a new RX for glasses and contacts. Got my new contacts in, and they actually make bifocal/astigmatism lenses!!! My eyes are FREAKING out with these things in. I have to sit WAY back from the computer now to read. I know it will take some time to adjust to these lenses, but this is so weird.

    My eyes are pretty bad, I forget what he said, but the best I can get in my left eye is 20/60 with lenses. Seems kind of strange to me, but it's better than not being able to read street signs, or see the tv properly.

    I'm just wondering how common it is with us IC patients....anyone else with bad eyes?
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    I was told on Monday that my right eye will never see well. He also said I wasnt a candidate for lasic. My sister was legally blind at the age of 2. (surgery fixed that..shes fine now). I dont know what to think!
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    • #3
      I don't know what to think either. It seems like with lenses I should be able to see better than 20/60 in that left eye. I had an 82 year old eye doctor and he was sure more spry than I am, but he got me thinking that he might not be the swiftest guy when it comes to making RX's. He asked me questions over and over again, then forgot to make my rx for bifocals. I don't know..I'm having second thoughts on this now. He told me to wear my contacts for a day or two before ordering them and see if they adjust well enough for me to be comfy wearing them. Right now it's just very strange, especially at the computer! I don't think I'm a lasik candidate either...even if I was I don't know if I'd have it done....it freaks me out to think about it!
      *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
      *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
      *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

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      04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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      • #4
        I have very bad eyesight. I really don't think it has anything to do with having IC. I was born with my condition. My left eye has lazy eye and it is nearly blind. If anything happened to my right eye, I could not drive, read or watch TV. I had surgery on my eyes when I was small, I think about age 6 to try to correct the left eye but it did not help. I have worn glasses since then to correct the right eye. I am near sighted in it. Actually, since turning 40, I am also far sighted in that eye. Since I can't really see out of my left, I have no idea if it is near or far sighted. I have worn no-line biofocals since I turned 40.

        Hubby wears one contact. I don't remember for which eye, though. It allows him to read without having to wear his glasses. Seems the brain will adjust to that right away. One eye sees far, the other sees near. Amazing if you ask me.

        Sandy...I remember eye doctors telling me that it took a couple of days to adjust to a new prescription but that has been proven to be wrong. You should be able to see better immediately. If you don't, then the doctor has given you a wrong prescription. The only adjustment may be from the bifocal...and that should only take a few hours. I find that I adjust to a change in my bifocals very quickly...within a few minutes.
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        • #5
          Thanks Sharon. It's actually getting a bit better. I'm not having to lean as far away from the computer as I was. It's supposed to be something with the astigmatism lense, it has to move around to lay in the right spot or something. I haven't ordered them yet, so if they're not totally fine by morning he told me to come back to see him and he'd adjust the RX. I AM getting a massive headache though. I did expect that much. Every time I get a new lense correction I get a headache.

          Both my oldest son and my ex husband are legally blind. They can both see with glasses and contacts, but their eyesight is TERRIBLE. I feel so bad that my 18 year old son has worse eyesight than I do!
          *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
          *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
          *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

          Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

          04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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          • #6
            Hello Sandy!

            My eyes are not great but not terrible. I wear glasses for reading and driving. I don't know exactly what my vision is, but it is 20/20 with glasses!
            Hope this helps!

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            • #7
              My son was born premature (at 8 months) almost 37 years ago. He was in an incubator for 3 weeks. Back then, they used pure O2 which can cause eye problems. He is visually handicapped. His eyesight is HORRIBLE, also but he can drive and read with glasses. He tells me that it is all my fault because he didn't cook enough. He is just kidding when he says that. He really doen't blame me...much. He just likes to get me to react when he says it. I just roll my eyes at him.
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              • #8
                There are so many potential problems with premies...it's amazing what they've learned over the years. I worked in the NICU for years and remember kids coming back over the years wearing glasses at age 3 or 4! Amazing kids can still hold a grudge 37 years later huh? LOL
                *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                • #9
                  Sandy I had bifocal glasses before and done very well with it. But the last time I got a different script, which was also bifocal, I was so mess up.
                  At first, I have to take the glasses off to look at something close, it made me dizzy and sick feeling. I thought what in the world did they do to these glasses. I kid you not, it took me close to 3 weeks to finally be able to wear them at all times.

                  I don't have much trouble with in now. Maybe there is an anjust time but I don't think it should have took three weeks.

                  Also the lady wanted to check my eyes for that disease they do, but the thing is she wanted to use the new machine that does it now, which my insurance would not cover it. So I made her do it normally, where they shine a light into the eyes. Well she continue to shine that light in my eyes over and over again. No one ever continue to do this like she did. And I was so mess up with that.

                  So I don't know if it was really the glasses I have to adjust or if she really mess my eyes up. I know it won't happen again.

                  I wish you knew what was going on. I know it is horrible to be in that situtation.

                  Hugs, Trishann

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                  • #10
                    sorry Sandy I didn't "see" your post ealier lol
                    I wear glaases ocassionaly, especially at the puter.. I havn't had an eye exam in nearly 10 years... I am happy you got you new eyes, sorry there so hard to adjust too.
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                    • #11
                      Oh Sandy, I do not have the best eye sight but it is not due to IC. I worn glasses mostly all my life. But I do notice that some of my medicine do cause my eyes to get blurry. When I take the medicine within that hour my eyes will start having problems. But what can you do?

                      Sending hugs,
                      Trishann

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                      • #12
                        I've got bad eyesight as well, always had, wear bifocals. Lately, though its gotten worse, can't read with my glasses on. Really need to get my eyes check, but can't afford new glasses!! Hopefully with my tax refund I will be able to.

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                        • #13
                          My eyes are horrible. I'm near-sided and my prescription is a -8. They told me they won't do lasic surgery over a -4 b/c it can cause future blindness. Without my glasses or contacts I'm almost totally blind. My co-workers show up to work all the time w/out theirs and they're like "oh, I forgot to put them on" Forgot!!!! I can't even make it out of bed w/out mine!!! I just pulled them down and from about two feet away all I can make out on the screen is a blue and grey blob.

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                          • #14
                            I just got new glasses last Saturday. I'm a tri-focal person and have been for years. I've also had cataracts removed several years ago, and they put lenses in to replace what they removed that improved my sight. Cataracts run in my family so nothing unusual there.

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                            • #15
                              I have 3 siblings and we've all been nearsighted since early adolescence. Oddly enough, my left eye is much weaker than the right one. My prescription for the left eye is twice as strong as the one for the right eye, which is really strange. Once I hit 50 I started having trouble with small print, blah blah blah, but I didn't want to go to bifocals - they just seemed too hard to get used to. So I ended up with progressive lenses, which are fantastic! You can see at every distance just by looking through the appropriate section of the lens. I had no trouble getting used to them and my only regret is that I was so stubborn about getting them in the first place!

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