Hey guys! I accidentally wore my -1 lenses for closeup for 30 seconds at a distance of 70cm and now my eyes are hurting. I am at -1.25 visual acuity. Do I need to be worried?
There’s 3 parts of this post
- wearing your norms for 30 seconds at 70 cm is not an issue in itself. Most people do more extreme things with their cellular devices
- Your eyes are hurting. You don’t explain enough to warrant an opinion on your eyes hurting. We don’t do medical advice. But I do suggest some guided meditation, it may not help but it won’t hurt.
- Do you need to be worried? Eye health wise. IDK, use your best judgment. You’ve made massive visual gains so I assume you’ve become very familiar with your own visual experiences. Mind wise, no emotions are needed. What you feel is what you feel.
I don’t think so. My eyes, and my head, hurt when I put on any glasses, let alone glasses that are too strong, or with the wrong cylinder axis. I am just not used to wearing glasses. The pain goes pretty soon after I remove the offending glasses.
When you refer to lenses do you mean glasses or contact lenses? The only way this could make a difference would be if you got grit into your eyes with the contact lenses.
I don’t wear contact lenses only glasses
Thanks for the reply! I never feel eye pain or strain but as soon as the hyperopic defocus happened, I felt strain. I know it was caused by wearing my normalised for closeup as I haven’t had hyperopic defocus since I started EM. It couldn’t have been anything else.