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Vision goes blurry for a second after looking from short to long distance?

(9 Posts)
Fluffysparks Tue 14-Nov-17 16:33:02

Is this normal? I’ve just noticed that if I look at my hand with a slightly bent elbow in front of me, if I then look past it to something else I get blurry vision for about half a second before it all goes normal. Not a slight bit, as in enough for me to have to go up a prescription if it’s permanent. Am I hyper aware or is there something to worry about?

Fluffysparks Tue 14-Nov-17 16:52:12


SaggyBalloons Tue 14-Nov-17 16:52:47

It is normal with age, the lens gets stiffer and takes longer to focus. I am terrible if i am reading in hairdressers and when its my turn, im all blurry for ages while my eyes refocusgrin

How old are you? If you dont mind saying

MarmaladeIsMyJam Tue 14-Nov-17 16:53:34

How old are you?

Fluffysparks Tue 14-Nov-17 16:57:00

Oh god mid twenties, am I aging early or something?

hungryradish Tue 14-Nov-17 17:06:24

Yes it's when yes are having to refocus. They work differently for short & long vision. I have this problem quite a lot but I am short sighted & am due an eye test so I think my prescription may be slightly out which is making it worse atm!

Fluffysparks Tue 14-Nov-17 17:12:37

I had an eye test a while ago which showed a slight prescription increase but not enough for them to do anything. I’m hoping my eyes won’t get any worse in this case!

blueskyinmarch Tue 14-Nov-17 17:16:38

I have terrible problems with this. If i do any close work for a long period then my eyes can take 30-60 minutes to refocus properly on distance. I have been to my opticians and my eyes are healthy and i have the correct prescription in my glasses. He says it isn't an age thing. I live in a university town and he says he has loads of young students in with the same problem. I think we all do too much close stuff now what with phones, tablets, laptops etc. I now build breaks in to what ever close work i am doing to allow my eyes to refocus properly.

Mascarponeandwine Tue 14-Nov-17 20:53:23

I had this really badly recently, but have massively cut down smart phone usage and my eyes are getting better. Too much close up looking at screens for too long was the culprit.

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