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    Eye Fatigue Issue?
    Kayel1230 posted:

    So I've been experiencing this very weird symptom that's been bothering me for the past two months and I'm hoping to get some clarity on.

    So, quick background, I'm near sighted but I usually wear my glasses when I watch tv or have to use the computer. I can see ok, but if I'm using the computer I really can't make out fine details unless the screen is really up against my face. So I wear my glasses pretty often.

    Now I work on a computer ALL day long, for my job and for recreational purposes. So' I'm staring at a computer screen all the time, plus I'ma movie lover so I'm watching television a lot too. Lately, I have been having more frequent eye strain where it'll give me a headache in my forehead area where my eyes are. My eyes would hurt but it would never last too long and would go away eventually.

    Two months ago, I was watching tv, with my glasses and I felt this weird lightheadedness. I wasn't dizzy or nautious or anything but just sort of imbalanced.

    Ever since then I had this incredibly WEIRD feeling of imbalance that only occurs when I'm walking. Now, I want to clarify: I do not feel dizzy, nautious, vertigo or a feeling of passing out. It is this very light feeling of...imbalance. It is very hard to describe because the feeling is very weird and it doesn't impede my daily life. I work out daily, and I really don't notice it and I don't really feel it when I'm sitting down. Its only when I'm walking (which I do a lot because I work in a city) and make certain head movements or breathe a certain way do I feel this slight imbalanced sensation.

    I know this sounds very weird, but I am thinking I have damaged my optical nerves somehow and it is affecting my equilibrium. Any thoughts? Thanks!
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    You need to start by telling your primary care physician about the symptom of lightheadedness. This is not a likely result of how you use your eyes. Probably does not have anything to do with your eyes at all.

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