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Questions in the Category: Vision

Symptoms: Vision

ME Essential Spring 2022

I have ME/CFS and 2 years ago I had to move to varifocal glasses. I had my eyes tested in April and had to return those glasses as I needed a different prescription. I have had them retested today, and needed another prescription. The optician said that my prescription seems to change as my condition fluctuates. What is happening to eyesight as a result of ME/CFS and is there any research in this area? I get a lot of migraines and I think this is because of the problems I have with my vision.

Charles Shepherd

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