Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:17:33 PM|
I'm 36. For at least the last 3-5 years I have had trouble seeing well in low light, but it was more of an annoyance than a big problem. I just thought I preferred to be in well lit rooms. However, I now am having a really hard time seeing in low light. I can't distinguish dark colors well and I get really irritable and frustrated when in a dimly lit room if I am trying to do anything besides watch TV. One example is that our bedroom does not have good light. Almost all of my socks are dark colors (black, brown, etc) and I can't tell what colors they are until I take the socks to a different room. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:20:33 PM|
I'm 2 months shy of 50, and I have had that problem for several years. I have had my eyes checked, and the doc said no particular problem--just age. Even with my glasses, I sometimes have trouble reading small print. I think I must need anew prescription or longer arms LOL!
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:22:20 PM|
I vote for part of getting older. I've never worn glasses, but sudden;y when I hit 40ish, I started having trouble seeing in low light and focusing up close. But if you haven't had an eye exam in a while, it might be worth a visit.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:30:21 PM|
I think 36 is pretty young for Presbyopia (aging eyes). Make an appointment with your optometrist for an exam. Let us know what the results are okay?
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:30:28 PM|
Have you been to the eye doctor lately?
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:43:51 PM|
It can happen. I started having trouble distinguishing black from navy blue when I was in my late 30's. An eye exam is a good idea, but difficulty seeing in low light can happen in your 30's.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 6:44:25 PM|
It has been at least a year since my last eye exam. I was just talking to DH today about setting up appts for both of us. I do wear glasses already.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 7:58:15 PM|
Im 37 and have noticed this too. Dim rooms really bug me. My dh doesnt get it.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 8:01:46 PM|
41 here. I have never in my life needed glasses. I have always had 20/10 vision. Lately, I feel "weird" sometimes driving at night. I can see but my eyes feel odd. I called my doc and I am going in for an appointment to get them checked.
It is most likely just age but you never know!
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 8:05:42 PM|
Yearly appointments are very important especially if you are already wearing glasses. You perscription could be changing. I'm 45 now and I first had my eyes checked when I was 33 and have been wearing glasses ever since. I found out the first time that I had my eyes checked that I had a form a caterac that you are born with. Normally you get them with aging, not me, had them since I was born. They have steadily gotten worse over the years and as I get older they progress faster. I have my eyes checked every year and before my year is even up my perscription for my glasses isn't even any good anymore, but I have to wait the full year before the insurance will pay for another exam and new glasses so I suffer thru it. I know what you mean about the dim light and not being able to make out the color of socks. I'm not saying that what you problem is but you really want to get you eyes checked because when you are having a hard time seeing because the glasses aren't helping much anymore it really puts a strain on your eyes. Just take it from someone who deals with it ever years, much easier it you get them checked and have glasses that work properly. Good luck with that.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 8:06:15 PM|
My vision totally changed in my late 30's. I never needed glasses until then. Now I sometimes struggle even with glasses in dim light. Trying to read a menu in a dimly lit restaurant is one of the most frustrating things for me now! You should have your eyes checked out, though.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 8:06:21 PM|
It certainly could be just normal aging, but honestly, 36 seems kind of young for this (to me, anyway). I would definitely mention it when you go to the eye dr. It's funny, though, some of it surely has to do with heredity, too. I noticed when my FIL is here that he can read the newspaper even in a very dimly lit room -- I mean, he has to use his glasses, but he is close to 80 and the low light doesn't bother him. I could NEVER read in the light that he reads in, and I'm 30 years younger than he is.
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|Posted: 1/12/2012 8:18:19 PM|First, forgive me if what I say is not perfectly clear: English is my second language and I am not very familiar with eye terminology! Last year, I went to see my eye doctor because I had trouble seeing at night. He checked everything and told me that even though my prescription only changed by -0.25 (I am near-sighted), since we lose -0.5 at night because of low light, I had to compensate for a loss of -0.75, and that's why I had trouble seeing well at night. So, maybe this is what is happening to you as well. Maybe you would need a -0.25 correction, which is not enough to change your glasses, and you don't have problems during the day, but experience problems at night because you lose -0.75?
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