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Posted by: Norma from Maine
03/20/2004, 20:36:46


I have found that for several weeks or more after I have Botox my eyes get very blurry usually by the end of the day. THis is the time that I really would like to sit down and pick up a good mystery to read, but I can only concentrate for about ten minutes or so and then it starts in. I try to rest my eyes and try again but the blurring continues. I finally get so frustrated that I give up the book and start to watch the boob tube, which usually doesn't bother my eyes too much. I have the pink antiglare lightbulbs in the lamp behind my chair, but they don't help a great deal either. Ii recently got through one book fairly easy as the print was just alittle bit larger. What a treat. CAn anyone out there relate to this?



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Re: blurring eyes/position
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Posted by: Kathy in Atlanta
03/24/2004, 08:12:40


Try lying on your stomach looking downward at the book. While sometimes this position can be rather hard on your back for extended periods of time ( it is the sphinx position in yoga except with head downward), sometimes this is the easiest way for me to read. I don't know if this helps with when your vision is blurred or not. It is also easier for me to look at pictures many times.



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Posted by: Sally in Idaho
03/25/2004, 22:18:56


Hi Kathy!

Haven't seen you in ages. Just today I was wondering if you're still in Atlanta and how life is going for you.

I find it easiest to read while lying down, on my side, with my head tipped slightly upward and the book held at that range. It's difficult for me to read sitting up and staring straight at the book, although I do struggle through the newspaper in that position.

Sally in North Idaho




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Re: Re:Hi Kathy & reading position
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Posted by: Kathleen
03/26/2004, 08:02:41


I'm also Kathy, although not the one who initiated this post. I am (was) an avid reader and have been very sad that I can no longer enjoy this hobby. I intend to try your suggestion this weekend - it would make my day if I could read a book!



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Re: Re:Hi Kathy & reading position/kathy
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Posted by: Kathy in Atlanta
03/26/2004, 09:01:49


Just go slow and rest your eyes when they need to . Sometimes certain times of the day are better than others.



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Re: Re:Hi Kathy & reading position/sally
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Posted by: Kathy in Atlanta
03/26/2004, 08:59:46


Hi Sally! yes i am in atlanta. I have not felt the botox working as well this time as the last and have been discouraged by that, especially since it worked well the last time eventually.
My arms get too tired to fast in the position you are describing.



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Re: Reading and Watching tv
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Posted by: June in Toronto
03/26/2004, 10:39:53


When my eyes are especially bad (like now with side effects of botox) I find watching tv whilst leaning back in a chair (or even completely lying down) allows me to squint and its easier to do. Alsolying down with a pillow on my stomach and a book placed on it allows me a real comfortable position to read (and get rest at the same time!).

All the tips to your post have been good -i hop some of them work for you.

JKune in Toronto




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