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Prisms can, in some cases, control a problem with muscle imbalance however, as you seem to be experiencing, in some patients there a tendency for the need to have ever increasing strengths of prisms. This is called "eating prism".
Who is the best person for me to see about this as my normal optician has not found an answer to the solution and I have had to buy new frames, so many new lenses and my job is self employed and costing me so much money :(
would bifocals work?
When this occurs it is frequently necessary to have a second evaluation of the situation and the best person to do this would be a pediatric ophthalmologist. But, you say, I am 35 years old....not a child. This is true, however, pediatric ophthalmologists are the experts on muscle imbalance and treat adults with this condition. Of course, you wouldn't be allowed to play with all the cool toys in the waiting room :o)
It would depend on what area is most imbalanced with your muscles. From what you have told me you seem to have problems with distance vision and bifocals would not help with this.
You may, after it is all said and done, need a combination of eye muscle surgery and glasses. You should strongly "suggest" to your optician and/or GP that they refer you to a pediatric ophthalmology expert.
Does this make sense to you?
i am at work now and when i have the laptop close to me and the tv screen close to me i cannot focus properly, when i put the tv screen further back but the laptop still close to me i cannot focus quick enough between the 2 and when i push the laptop back in front of the tv screen i cannot read the spreadsheet on the laptop properly
Ok. You may have a convergence issue. This may be able to be helped by bifocals but it seems like your optician has been trying all sorts of things with prisms/glasses etc.....I think it is time for you to switch horses and get a fresh evaluation/opinion from a medical doctor who is the true expert on your issues.
I know getting in to see an expert consultant in the UK system can be like pulling teeth but, in the long run, I believe this is your next best step.
My optician said about bi focals but said it would be expensive and did not want to try that with me
I am in the USA and, as such, can not refer patients in the UK system.
oh I see, damn I was hoping you were in the UK/.
I think your optician is in over his head and doesn't know what to do next.
Greeting from Northern Wisconsin, USA
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Ya. I know. I wish I had an easy answer for you.......but strabismus is hard to fix using chat as my only tool.....but now, at least, you have some idea of where to go next
I'd hold off on buying expensive bifocal for now and wait to see what the eye MD has to say.
I have asked my optician to refer me to a specialist eye hospital over here. I thought it would be a lot more simple to do than this. what are bifocals exactly?
What do you think?
Bifocals are glasses that old farts like me use to see up close. They are also used in children and some adults with specific types of muscle imbalance. Here's a good article on them:
can i have a prism in a bifocal lense?
Is there anything else you would like to ask me this morning....actually, I think it is afternoon on your part of the Planet right now :)
No i think i need to try and find a specialist over here, i just presumed there was a lens i could get to help me :( I do not want eye surgery
yes it is 310pm here.
Since you are in the Future perhaps you could check the stock market and give me some investment tips lol!
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