i can see clearly now

Do you all find this weird? So, I know I’ve mentioned my eye sight issues that I’ve had the past few short months. Finally went to the eye doctor yesterday and not only did the astigmatism go away, but my eye sight got better–as in one eye went from 4.0 to a 3.5 and the other eye went from 5.75 to 5.

Um . . . what???

Has anyone ever had that happen??? I just find that very strange, especially to that significant of a change. And he said that it’s not usual for an astigmatism to go away, but it can happen. Weird!

And I am 46, so the closeup reading is getting a little worse, but it actually got better with the properly prescripted contacts, but I also learned another ‘duh’ thing.

I keep my computer screen fairly far back and with the eye issues I was having, it was getting hard to read. Tried my daughters’ 1.0 reading glasses and that totally didn’t work.

Well duh, as he explained, reading glasses are meant to be used at a distance to where you would normally hold a book. Duh! So I’m suppose to bring the monitor closer and use reading glasses if that’s what I’ll need to do eventually. My husband and I were both banging the heel of our hands to our head. Duh. lol

I’m just curious if any of you have encountered this whole vision getting better thing. I wouldn’t mind if it kept going so I could have perfect eye sight, but I’m not holding my breath. ;)

2013-01-04T10:55:07+00:00January 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|11 Comments


  1. Audrey January 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    My eyesight has gotten better that dramatically within one year as well! My astigmatism didn’t really change much but my prescription changed dramatically. I’m 31 and it happened about a year or two ago. The doctor was really surprised but did say that it can happen. I was really surprised and very pleased to have glasses that helped eliminate my headaches. It will be interesting to see what my next checkup holds. I don’t have the same problems I had with headaches, etc. that I had last time I went in though, so I doubt it will be as dramatic a change either way.

    So, you aren’t alone! However, I’ve never met anyone else who has had that happen, so we may be few in number :)

  2. Nonni January 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I too had a vision improvement 6 months ago! I am 65 and was really quite delighted when the eye doc told me my vision had improved and I no longer need glasses for distance or astigmatism, just reading glasses. i am a Type 2 diabetic and I thought my vision would . Praise God for my healing I’ll take it.

  3. Lisa M Hjulberg January 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    My vision has improved with age, too! I, like you, was shocked when my eye doctor told me. I thought my glasses were blurry because I needed stronger ones, not weaker ones. Now I hardly ever wear my glasses unless I’m watching TV or driving. But I do have to wear readers when I’m doing close work, like coloring stamped images. I did have “computer” glasses for awhile, which worked great! They were specially prescribed to work for the distance to the computer screen. Loved them! Maybe you can get some of those so you don’t have to move your computer screen closer?

  4. Brenda January 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I have had an astigmatism since I was little and my eyesight just keeps getting a bit worse every year but now I have hope that maybe I’ll be as lucky as you! (I’m 48 almost 49 so there’s still hope! lol) Glad you got good news and Target carries some really cute zebra 1.0 reading glasses when you get there! :)

  5. Cass January 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    My daughter has one eye getting better and the other getting worse.
    My Aunt was always nearsighted and as she got older her vision got better and doesn’t need glasses anymore.
    I don’t have their luck- I noticed a huge change in my eyesight over the past year. I always had 20/20 vision and now I’m nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in te other and an astigmatism in both. My new glasses come next week and I can’t wait because they’re really cute!

  6. Ruth G January 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Kerri, I had the same “wow, my vision’s actually better?” thing happen to me a couple of years ago (maybe around 42?) and then it didn’t seem to improve very much since then. At 45, my struggle is with “do I get bifocals or just take off my glasses/look under them to read anything closer than 10″ away?”
    Here’s to a year of no vision issues!

  7. Carolyn Lontin January 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I needed my first glasses at 22 & each year both eyes were worse at my check ups then at 27 when I was pregnant I couldn’t wear my contacts so after my son was born I had a check up & both eyes improved to near perfect & they haven’t changed in 12 years! Love it!

  8. Deneen January 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    When I was young I needed glasses for reading then as I got a little older I didn’t need glasses at all. Another few years went by and I ended up needing glasses for distance and a couple of years ago my eyes went crazy and now I need glasses for both distance and reading. I have tried bi-focals but they make me dizzy so it’s crazy that I have to have two pair. One for driving or seeing far and the other’s when I need to read. I’m 48 so I am holding out hope that they will get better because it can happen LOL :)

    • Kerri January 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Okay, so this is just all crazy! I had NO IDEA that vision could get better! I just thought it was always downhill. Well, here’s hoping that I can keep on getting better vision and just have to do reading glasses. I doubt it would happen, but a girl can hope. :)

  9. LinhC January 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I’ve always had bad eyesight. It’s like 7.0 and 7.5. I’m so blind without corrective lenses. However, last year, my astigmatism went away. Now, I getting to the point where I’ll have to wear reading glasses. Yuck!

  10. Mimi March 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Yes, this happened to me a while ago and I realized why today. I was a -6.25 for a long time. Then one year I had an exam and the doctor told me I was -6.0 and that my eyes had gotten a little better because I got older (I was like 25 at the time). A couple of years go by and I developed a slight astigmatism in both eyes. I think that’s why they thought I was -6.25 before – because I was probably squinting or something because of the astigmatism which was too slight to be picked up on. So now that I officially have astigmatism, my eyes are definitely -6.00. I hope that makes sense.

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