Hi, I'm having a lot of anxiety since my 27 year old daughter went to have a routine eye exam at a Lens Crafters store near us. She did not opt for a dilated eye exam as she was just trying to get an updated prescription for new glasses quickly. She is moving to New Zealand for the 12 months to work on her PHd and has to do a lot of up-close reading all of the time. The technician that gave her the Air-puff test said that her readings were 22 in one eye and 23 in the other. Upon hearing this my daughter was upset and asked her to repeat the test. The second readings were 19 in one eye and 20 in the other. Following this pre-test by the technician, the optometrist did the routine exams for determining my daughter's prescription for eyeglasses and assured my daughter that her eyes looked very healthy. I am left wondering why my daughter would have an eye pressure reading like this and whether or not I should be as frightened by this as I am. The only thing that I keep wondering is if her taking Yasmin birth control pills could be elevating her eye pressure. Could you please let me know what your thoughts are regarding this as my daughter has now left for New Zealand as of today and I'm plagued with constant anxiety over this. Thank you very much.
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that does ease my mind somewhat but I'm still wondering if Yasmin birth control pills COULD be responsible IF these readings were in anyway accurate
yes, that does make sense to schedule an eye exam with an opthamologist but I know that because she has quit her job as a D.C. lawyer to pursue her PHD in public health and has conseqquently lost her health insurance for the next year, she will likely wait one year to get such an exam when she is back in Virginia with medical insurance once again. Do you think that waiting that length of time could cause her to damage her eyesight IF something is going on that we are currently unaware of?
What I'd like to ask before you go is if the readings of 19 and 20 were accurate is that cause for concern insomeone who otherwise seems very healthy and is as young as she is?
Okay, my last question is regarding what factors she can change to try to bring this pressure down?
Bless your heart. Thank you. I feel a LOT better
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