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I have never read anything like this on here before.... so I thought I would share something new I learned...

Last Monday, I "LOST" my glasses at work... but I could not get an appointment with my optometrist until Saturday because the drive is too far for a weekday.

I needed to get a new exam anyway because my glasses had seemed a bit "blurry" lately, and I thought maybe my prescription needed an update because I am getting older.

When I got home, I decided to try to suffer through the week wearing a pair of my daughter's glasses. I mostly use my glasses to drive, and I although I do not have a long drive to work each day, I DEFINITELY need them to see further than 3 feet in front of me.

Well, when I put her glasses on, I realized that I could see better out of hers than I could mine... so the week was not going to be so difficult.

Anyway, for the news.... my Dr said that the reason MY glasses seemed blurry to me was because they were TOO STRONG for my eyes.

My eyes have actually improved 20% (which he said is A LOT) since my Lapband in November.

When I asked him WHY, he explained to me that we have fat EVERYWHERE in our bodies... even behind our eyeballs. And that excess weight can affect our vision.

I guess I have lost weight behind my eyeballs... :sad_smile:

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Haha.. Quasi.. Love the headline to this thread.. It's amazing the things you would never think of were affected by being overweight huh? I'm certain I'll drop a shoe size before anything else.. haha.. Good luck.. and congrats on the skinny eyes!

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I'm certain I'll drop a shoe size before anything else.. haha..

Heh, I did that two months ago... now I can fit into my teenage daughter's "cute" shoes that I drool over.

We now "share" shoes...

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That is so cool!!

I had wondered if being fat affected my eyesight too. I got lasik when I was about 240 and got up to almost 300.. I worried about that, but luckily no changes. I just can't wait until my wrist goes down a little bit. There's this watch I got for xmas two years ago and it's always been too tight. lol. Congrats on the better eyesight!!

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Fat behind the eyeball? I've never heard of such a thing, but I'll lose it anywhere - eyeballs, feet, earlobe - it is all 'free' for the taking!

I must check this out when I go for my long overdue eye exam in another couple of months.

Thanks for the post.

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Oh GEES...I hope that doesn't happen to me. I got Lapband in November and then Lasik in January. *yikes* LOL

That's great news for you, though! How cool is that??

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My eyes have improved over the years to the point that I'm now 20/20. Does that mean that now that I'm losing weight, they're going to get WORSE? lol

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Interesting... maybe when I'm skinny I wont need contacts anymore haha that'd be awesome. Time will tell I guess. hehe.

Grats on your skinny eyeballs!

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