Dry Eyes

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Dry Eyes

Postby kitten » Thu May 28, 2015 4:13 pm

Went for eye test yesterday and have to say this is the most intensive test ever, ( Vision Express ) for months my eyes have been so sore and my vision has been rubbish double vision, glasses never seem to be clear no matter how often I wipe them then started with black dots you know the ones you always want to catch . telling the optometrist actually listen to what I was saying then was asked what if any illness / condition did I have ,told him fibro was so surprised that he has a good understanding of the condition , he explained how eye test can be different from one time to the next, muscle playing up , also how this how dry eyes go along with fibro so now on daily eye drops the most noticeable thing after he put some drops in after a couple of minutes how much clearer my eyes went , :-) :-)
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby lizashfield » Thu May 28, 2015 6:01 pm

I had dry eyes before I was diagnosed and when I went to the optician last time, I told him that I had Fibromyalgia. Apparently it is one of the many symptoms (as is a dry mouth). He has advised me to use Systane drops 2 or 3 times per day.
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby smig » Thu May 28, 2015 7:27 pm

Thanks for this post, i have had exactly the same problem for ages, i stopped my contacts but even after cleaning my glasses numerous times it was just as bad. I notice towards the end of my working day that they are even worse.

Yesterday i went for Retinopathy for my new best friend Diabetes and i mentioned the Fibro but nothing was said about drops, i will have to mention it to my Dr...To be honest i thought it was the Diabetes causing the eye problems.

Thanks again
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby Smurfy » Thu May 28, 2015 9:41 pm

This sounds just like me. My optician suggested Viscotears twice a day, optimist eye spray as and when required and massage eyes with hot cotton pads morning and night. I also find my prescription changes every twelve months or so, which she said is common with fibro. My eyes are so blurred at times, especially when I'm tired. :-D
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby Tessa2373 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:17 am

Thank you so much for this. I have had fibro for quite a while with many symptoms affecting me but I've also been suffering with dry eyes as well and never thought it was anything to do with the fibro. I haven't been able to wear my contact lenses for ages now because it's so bad. Will visit optitions now and ask for advice. Thank you xx
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby kitten » Sat May 30, 2015 1:58 pm

Been on the eye drops since Thursday and the difference it has made , can see things so much clearer , and have only cleaned my specs once today, :-D normally it can be on off, on off, then get irritable because no matter what I have tried they are just the same

Hope you all have the same results with the drops
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby Dog Lady » Sat May 30, 2015 11:09 pm

I get dry sore eyes too and I had to stop wearing my contacts but I've got back on them again. I was wearing monthly disposable ones and I'm now on Daily's, the ones you are supposed to be able to sleep in. I can only wear them from 8 til 4 otherwise they tell me it's time to remove them, if you know what I mean. I'm just glad to be able to wear them again. I used opticrom in my eyes.
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby changeoflife » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:17 pm

It's strange hearing someone has the same problem as me, thought I was going mad, for at least 8 months or so now I've had a black spot falling from top to bottom in my right eye! Dont know what this means. I've only ever had one eye test, that was about 2 years ago, and was given glasses for long distance. Struggling lately with reading and very blurry vision at times, also very dry eyes.
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Re: Dry Eyes

Postby carolad » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:23 am

My eyes stream in cold and windy weather....apparently this is because I have dry eyes :crazy:
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