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    Smile Does wt loss affect vision?

    Hi All,

    On one of my other posts I mentioned that my yearly eye exam saw my vision improve! To the extent that it was my option to have my bifocal prescription included or not. I had my bifocal prescription set to view computer screens rather than read close. Lately, I have been taking off my glasses to read everything and even to use the computer.

    I asked the optometrist if significant weight loss could affect vision and he said it might if my loss affected things like blood pressure (which it has, it is now lower).

    Anyone else have a thought here?

    Thanks.
    MO Platoon Member #184

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    Starrbrite Guest

    Default Re: Does wt loss affect vision?

    I'm not sure about improving your eyesight, but I could swear the weight loss has changed the way my contacts fit!

    Have a great OP weekend.

    Mary M.

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    My eye doctor told me at my last eye exam that weight loss improves vision. (I was surprised!)
    • HW-142 CW-118
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    Post Re: Does wt loss affect vision?

    What a coincidence! Once I lost weight, I started taking my glasses off to read and to use the computer too. I need them for watching tv. though. I have the bifocals too. Never thought of it being in connection with weight loss.

    Ashlee :walking: some
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    Default Re: Does wt loss affect vision?

    It is amazing how much weight loss, exercise and eating healthy has on your overall health. The doctors and diet gurus are right! I go to the doctor fairly routinely to monitor diabetes and a heart murmur, and here are some improved results (first figure is past 4 yr high; 2nd fig are results on 8/25/06) because of my WW participation since joining in March of 2006:

    Weight: 237 lbs; 192.
    Blood Pressure: 143/71; 115/55
    Pulse: 65; 60
    Hemoglobin (A1c): 6.3; 5.7
    Avg Blood Sugar: 124; 88
    Tot Cholesterol: 185; 111
    Triglycerides: 163; 60
    HDL (good): 41; 37
    LDL (bad): 124; 79
    Tot Chol/HDL: 5.0; 3.0

    Because of the improvement in my lipid profile my doctor took me off the cholesterol meds (lovastatin) that were prescribed as a precaution.

    Feels good...
    MO Platoon Member #184

    This is for life....

    SW - 237.8 (March 16, 2006)

    10% goal - 214.8 (5/18/06)

    Lifetime goal - 184.0

    Lifetime goal: 11/30/06 @ 183.2 lbs

    WW lifetime membership: Jan 11, 2007

    Current WT: 179.2 (5/5/2012)

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    little_rock Guest

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    **** right NM!

    But you just see more chicks ;-)

    << and they see you too!! >>



    pax

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