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Old 02-16-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Quick story. New project at work on a program where the text strains my eyes for hours at a time. Text/program can not be changed to bigger format. I wind up with headaches and being mentally strained by the end of the day.

I have 20/20 vision or better Checked last time at doctors.

Is there such a thing as reading glasses for a person with 20/20 vision ?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Default Short answer is Yes...

Yes, maybe.

Have you looked into "astigmatism"? Maybe that's the problem.

I have 20/10 vision, but just recently got some glasses due to this. Made a difference for sure. Didn't realize I was working my eyes so hard to keep things in focus, but now with the glasses, my eyes feel more relaxed and my vision seems a little sharper too. (With me it was only really noticable at night or low light conditions).

You may have to bring it up to get treatment though. I tried for years to convince somebody I needed the specs, but a simple eye test chart doesn't show any problem. Finally this last doctor, after finally convincing him that "something is just not right", decided to try testing me for astigmatism and that was it.

Had them a month now and I'm pretty happy so far, though I don't wear them very often - only when my eyes seem "tired".

Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. Never heard of astigmastism. I told my physician last year that i thiink i might need glasses because my eyes strain when reading so he gave me an eye test like you said and i was fine. Ill have to push the matter next time i see him

Ok so I just looked it up. It says occurs as blurred vision in near sighted people. I dont have blurred vision. Just strained vision when looking at the screen for such long periods of time.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Default More info...

Sorry, I should have sent a link. Here's the definition...

Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due either to the irregular shape of the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye. An irregular shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light sensitive surface at the back of the eye. As a result, vision becomes blurred at any distance.
Astigmatism is a very common vision condition. Most people have some degree of astigmatism. Slight amounts of astigmatism usually don't affect vision and don't require treatment. However, larger amounts cause distorted or blurred vision, eye discomfort and headaches.

In my case, I didn't really notice blurred vision because I guess I overworked my eyes muscles to overcome it. That's why it was only really noticeable at night (or when tired).
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply. Never heard of astigmastism. I told my physician last year that i thiink i might need glasses because my eyes strain when reading so he gave me an eye test like you said and i was fine. Ill have to push the matter next time i see him

Ok so I just looked it up. It says occurs as blurred vision in near sighted people. I dont have blurred vision. Just strained vision when looking at the screen for such long periods of time.
Without delay get thee to an optometrist pronto!!! Eyestrain can cause vision to degrade over time.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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Ask your optometrist about getting a pair made with glare coating but no correction. The glare coating can significantly reduce eye strain if it's being exacerbated by fluorescent lighting.
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