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    Blurred Vision
    Anon_146881 posted:
    I am a 49 year old Caucasian female. My question is: Sometimes, I rest my arm over my eyes. When I take it off, I can't see well. Everything is very blurry. I used to be able to do this a few years back, but not any more. I don't understand why the pressure of my arm against my eyes is making things blurry now. It takes about 5 to 20 minutes for the blurring to clear. I try not to do this, but it has been a comfortable position for me and difficult to remember not to do this. I also get blurred vision after having done a craft that requires me to look closely at what I am doing. I think it is time for an eye exam.
    kassee100 responded:
    My question is: What is happening?
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Wondering if you are experiencing presbyopia, a normal phenomenon in which vision, especially near vision for most people, becomes blurred and there is an increasing dependence on glasses for near vision.

    Resting your arm on your eyes may be temporarily flattening your corneas which would exaggerate this tendency.

    I agree that its time for a full eye exam.

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