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For a few months I have had image displacement problems. I hold a conversation with someone and all of a sudden they shift backwards a foot or two. They do not physically move back, they just seem farther than they appear. I also have problems with poor eye focus. My eyes lose focus and I have difficult re-focusing them even with constant blinking.

I visited my eye doctor today and he told me that prednisone can affect my eyesight. I do not have glaucoma or cataracts, thankfully. I have moderate dry eye. There are “dry spots” on my eyes. My eyes are no longer producing enough tears to keep the tear film moist and stable. This contributes to image displacement and poor eye focus.

I need new contact lenses but because I could not focus my eyes, we were unable to find the right prescription.

I now take artificial tear drops two to three times a day. Hopefully this will put off any further dry spots and alleviate the symptoms I already have. I also have to go back to see a contact lens specialist. I had no idea those existed! Though, I think most of it is just a ploy to make more money from extra visits.

I always think I am tired and I am just seeing things but it is nice to know there is an actual reason for my symptoms!

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

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