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   Posted 4/23/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having this problem with this strange vertigo feeling as some of you may remember. The thing is that I feel like it caused by my eyes. The thing is is that it doesn't happen all day every day but when it does happen ( the vertigo spells) it lasts for days. The reason why I feel like my eyes may be causing this is because my eyes constantly feel strained but I don't have the urge to squint. I do wear glasses but not as often because the one pair I have left is uncomfortable. My question is does anyone else have this problem where if your not wearing your glasses you feel kinda off balanced? My prescription isn't a very strong one so I'm having a hard time believing my poor eyesight causes this issue. I have been trying to find the source of this issue for going on 3 years now and I'm starting to get discouraged. My Doc has done the preliminary test for tumors and everything was fine so no need for any CAT scans. I don't know what to think but this issue really throws me into a health anxiety panic attack.
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   Posted 4/24/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there and good morning. Visions problems certainly can cause vertigo. I wear glasses and it took me a long time to get used to them.

I would suggest you see your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist re your vision. Sometimes changing your prescription will help with the eye strain. Also if you do not have a bi-focal there are many companies that have very inexpensive frames with glasses.

Have you ever tried Antivert for the vertigo. You may puchase it over the counter. I will sometimes get vertigo for a middle ear problem and the Antivert works well. Do check with your Doctor before taking any medication.

Gentle Hugs to you,


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   Posted 4/24/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt sometimes I just hate being so in-tune with my body and I guess sometimes it can be a blessing when it leads to the discovery of something serious. Do you think I should see my primary physician so that he can refer me to an optometrist or opthamologist because I read online that an optician isn't really well trained in diagnosing eye problems and that's who I see when I get my glasses.
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   Posted 4/25/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
If your insurance requires you to have a referral, then you'll need one from your primary care doctor to see an ophthalmologist. An optician is someone who makes glasses and other optics, I believe. An optometrist writes prescriptions for lens correction and can diagnose some eye problems. An ophthalmologist is an MD who specializes in the eye and I think that's who'd you would want to see.

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   Posted 4/25/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Debaser for your input I will contact my Doc. Tomorrow.
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   Posted 4/25/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
My sil gets this as well
she too has made appointment
plz keep us posted

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   Posted 9/30/2013 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I found some information online, that lists almost everything that you are experiencing. I found it interesting because I have them also, and i am going to see the doctor about them. I hope it is ok to post links on here since I am new to the site...hope you get to feeling better and I hope this helps

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   Posted 10/1/2013 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Monitoring your eyes when you're having anxiety issues can be important. I have a condition in my left eye that is affected by my blood pressure. My prescription can vary according to how much stress I'm under. It's a simple thing to manage, though.

There are places to get inexpensive glasses, too, like someone mentioned above. If you get your eyes checked for disease, etc and find that you just need your prescription adjusted, you can find some pretty affordable options with research.

I have actually asked, "Where are your cheapest frames?" once. The clerk just smiled and pulled out a basket of "economy" frames. I found a simple, nice pair and I'm wearing them now, two years later.

Also, re your uncomfortable frames - if your prescription is still correct, did you know that you can get your lenses polished and put into new frames? It's much less expensive than a new pair.
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