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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-24-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have often made reference to my poor vision on this forum. This afternoon I was taking a nap and I dreamed that I could see well enough to read again, it was wone of those dreams that is so very real.


When I awakened I really was thinking about the dream and when my vision went bad. Then I came into the family room to check for e-mail and the forum. As I am looking at the screen with a black background and white letters, the letters could not be clearer. I then reduced the size of the letters so that they were extremely small and I could still read them just fine. So, all my problems have to to with the brightness. I have remarked on the the forum that I can't see black letters on a white background. The white background just completely blings me. I'm goint to go see a doctor again and talk to him about what I'm say here on this thread.

The dream has really made me want to see again. From time to time I have gone out to my shop at night and worked with only the over head light which puts out plenty of light and I can see everything so well compared to during the day. All of this is to say that I'm more and more understanding what the problem is with my eyes.

I just wanted to share this with the members that know me and have read of my vision difficulties.

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Good luck Jerry.

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Best of luck...maybe describing this new symptom to the doc might yield a new approach...Nick

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I have tinnitus in my right ear and I read on the Internet that vitamin A has helped some people with this condition .
So I bought some and it did not help with tinnitus whatsoever , but it did cause me temperary blurryness for the first 30' .
I thought it was a coincidence so after my vision recovered a percentage I took another vitamin A and the same thing happened .
I recovered most of my vision after I stopped taking it , but have had to use reading glasses ever since as I've never been able to focus on anything till after 3' after the incident , so I feel your pain

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Hope something positive comes out of it for you Jerry.

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Jerry: Don't know you personally and haven't read of your issues, but I do understand "early morning" blur. I'm hoping the best for ya!

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Jerry, That is an interesting observation/realization, and I think a specialist might be able to help you. I think it's worth looking into. Good Luck!
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Jerry, would I be correct in guessing that your eye (iris) color is light blue? If yes, I think I know what is going on in your eyes.

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Jerry, would I be correct in guessing that your eye (iris) color is light blue? If yes, I think I know what is going on in your eyes.

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Yes, you are correct Oris.

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Hi Jerry,

I've spent 33 years working with unique optometrists some of whom do Low Vision and vision rehabilitation. What you are describing may not be something that an ophthalmologist has trained to handle. How to get the most from whatever vision you have left. Could be any number of things, but light level is an interesting factor. I am not a doctor, but just got back from an optometry meeting where Optometrists who work with guys like you were doing continuing education courses. Not sure where you live but if you send me a private message, I will check to see who you might see for an evaluation. There are two groups of specialists who might be able to help. The big thing to me is the oversaturation when there's too much light. Tom
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