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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

June 13, 2012

Ruth asks…

Is this any good so far?

I took a deep breath before entering my first block, English. There was a month until school ended but I still needed to be here my past behind me…hopefully.”I can survive this. No problem, how hard can it be?” I asked myself. I opened the door stopping the teacher’s lecture.
“Who might you be?”His voice was gruff as he spoke.
“Starr Tyler sir.”I replied using my real name instead of the one I had originally planned on using.
“Yes, well, take a seat in the back next to Reese. I’m Mr. Rice.” I nodded and followed his instructions. Reese had black hair, and wicked grin, pale skin, blue eyes, snake bites, and muscles.
I silently set my binder in the desk and stared at it. I jumped slightly as a folded piece of paper landed in my range of vision. I unfolded it slowly not really wanting to see what it said. I elegant hand writing I read: What’s your name again?
Quickly I wrote: Starr Tyler I looked to my left where the note had come from after refolding it. Reese gave me a small smile and I gave the note back and waited for my reply.
Reese Holcomb where’d you move from?
Out of town…
Okay… What are you doing this afternoon?
Homework if I get any but other than that nothing, why?
“You wanna come to the skate park with me and some friends?
Sure… I never got a reply. I watched as Mr. Rice explained in depth the structure of a novel. Class passed easily and before I knew it the bell had rung. “So you wanna come?” A seductive voice asked. I looked up from gathering my papers and binder to see Reese leaning against my desk.
“I said I did didn’t I?” I moved a strand of black hair out of my face.
“Yeah but I wanted to be sure.” He gave a stupid grin. “What’s you next class?”
“Uh, gym.” I glanced at my schedule.
“Sweet so do I. Mid if I walk you there?”
“Give it up.”I started down the rows of desks to get to gym on time.
“What?” He followed me.
“I’m not into the whole mushy relationship thing and that’s exactly what you’re trying to do and we don’t even go out.”
“Wow never thought of it that way, but you’re wrong, we don’t go out but we may.”
I chuckled and stopped turning towards him. “Look, your hot I’ll admit that, but I’m new here and I feel like exploring for a little bit, cool?”
“Totally, so you think I’m hot?” I rolled my eyes and continued for gym with Reese by my side.
“Alright Miss Tyler, you can sit out for the day to observe how the daily exercises are completed but I expect you to join in tomorrow. Are we clear?” Coach Young asked.
“Yes sir.” I sat on the bleachers and drew absently on my note book glancing up periodically so see how things were done. The main things they did were basic and then they ran twenty laps around the gym. When the bell rand I left to wait outside the gym doors for Reese being the last class of the day.
“Waiting on me?”Reese asked coming to stand beside me dressed in red skinny jeans, a black t-shirt and converse.
“No, I’m waiting in front of the gym for my ride when I’m supposed to go to the skate park with you.” I said sarcastically.
“So who’s your ride?”We started walking in the direction of the parking lot.
“Most of the time it’s Mason. If you wanna give me a ride I can tell him to go home.”
“I’ll give you a ride.”
“Okay hold on, I need to call Mason.” I pulled out my Droid and dialed Mason’s number. “Hello? Mason, hey listen you don’t have to pick me up just unpack everything okay? Bye.” I looked at Reese and smiled. “Ready?”
“Totally.” He led me to a blue Nissan 370Z. Form the school to the skate park was about thirty minutes. When we pulled in we were instantly surrounded by people, mainly guys.
“Reese, dude, you made it!” A guy yelled running up to the car. He was taller than Reese but had the same eyes though his hair was blond. He was wearing black from his sock hat to the Etnies he wore on his feet. Even his spider bites were black rings.
“Wouldn’t miss it for the world Ryder.”
I got out of the car and just stood there feeling awkward and not really knowing what to do. Thankfully Ryder said something to end the awkwardness. “Who’s the hottie?” He asked Reese nodding towards me.
I walked around the car to stand beside Reese. “I’m Starr Tyler. I’m the one who bought that old mansion next to the cemetery.”
“Ryder Holcomb. I’m Reese’s older brother.” Ryder seemed to have a carefree attitude as he preformed tricks on his death print, birdhouse skateboard.
I watched as Reese, Ryder and some of their other friends I wasn’t introduced to try and top the others stunts. “Idiots aren’t they?” A black girl asked me coming to sit next to me where I was perched on top of one of the bowl pits. She was unlike any other black girl I’d seen. Her hair was short choppy and black streaked with different shades of blue, green, red, pink, and purple. Her eyes were a turquoise so she had to be wearing contacts but other than that she was just another skater. She spoke English correctly though and she was diffide

admin answers:

Personally, I don’t like it :(
I’m sorry. But it doesn’t really appeal to me. I think it’s kind of boring.
Keep writing though :)

Robert asks…

Who could help me with this exercise of English grammar, please?

1) Make questions for the following answers using LIKE or AS.

1 – My mother’s very funny, but my father is a bit strict.
2 – No, he’s got dark hair, but I’, fair-haired.
3 – Yes, why not, but I’m not very good at dancing!
4 – It’s quite small. There isn’t much to do in the evenings. But the people are friendly.
5 – Yes, I do. The best thing about a pool attendant’s job is that you meet lots of people.

2) Look at the picture and complete the text using LIKE / AS / AS IF / AS THOUGH

There’s a man standing next to an insect which is almost as big (1) ………. he is. The man has
one eye which looks (2) ……………… an insect’s. Maybe he uses it (3)…………….. a sort of
magnifying glass to improve his vision. We can only see his right hand – it’s a mechanical hand,
rather (4) …………………. a robot’s hand. It seems (5) ………………. the insect may be under his
power. Or maybe the insect is acting (6)……………….. his protector or helper. In the background
there are curved black lines. They look a bit (7)………………… the lines on a record or CD. Further
away there are some buildings – it looks (8) ……………… there’s big city there.

admin answers:

1) as
2) like
3) as
4) like
5) as if
6) as
7) like 8) as though

Maria asks…

Could anyone tell me what’s wrong?

I’ve been constantly tired for a long period of time, I haven’t had a good rest in forever and I get the recommended hours of sleep for a 16 year old. Now, I admit I don’t exercise…. And I’m at 124 lbs.

Also, I’m dehydrated most of the day, despite drinking fluids all the time (not soda or alcohol, mind you), I feel a pressure behind, above, and below my eyes (I do wear glasses, but my eyes have different visions). I wake up with horrid headaches all the time, too.
I’m not pregnant, by the way. ^^ I’ve been like this for over 9 months, I still menstruate, and I LOST weight, not gained since I last had sex…

admin answers:

Get a blood test. It could be diabetes…if you are getting up in the night for water, and with all your other symptoms its very likely. It’s not because of your weight either 124 lbs is not that much, it’s healthy and normal. But I definitely recommend a doctor visit.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

June 11, 2012

Steven asks…

I can’t sit still?? is there something wrong with me?

I ALWAYS need to be doing something active.. I can never sit down for a long period of time
when I do I immediately feel like I’m getting fat and my muscles are going to get flabby..
even when I’m psychically exhausted, I still feel like I need to do some sort of exercise..
Like right now..I’ve been out in the sun walking around all afternoon.. and early this morning I went to the gym to work out for and hour and 15 minutes..I have a headache and my eyes are tired.. But my body NEEDS to move..I feel soo lazy right now..

and I’m so upset because I won’t be able to exercise much at the gym this week because I will be super busy..I have this thought in my head that my muscles will get smaller and I will be flabby..

do I have some kind of problem?

admin answers:

Sometimes I have that problem too but hey they say it’s an obsession of some sort so I guess think it over and give yourself some rest don’t worry about them muscles they want it too :)

Donna asks…

Why do girls expect us guys to be perfect?

I’m in my early twenties and I’m single.I’m average looking but have no job at the moment.Now I’m not lazy nor am I a”loser” but I just can’t find a job yet.I’m educated (have an associate degree) and Planing to get a bachelors soon.I’m a decent guy and have lots of friends so this must mean I have a good personality.I exercise and have healthy hobbies.I have a slim/Athletic build, Hazel eyes, curly dirty blonde hair and am about 5’9″.

Girl will never look my way still.I know friends who have a Great car, terrific jobs etc and they are about the same in looks as I am and they are never single.The only reason I’m so far behind is because my parent never lended me a hand for college or anything like that so I had to do everything myself and this is much harder.

Girls are always talking”I want a guy with X car” “I want a guy who is 6 feet tall”"I want a guy with xxxx and x”and the list is endeless..So being a good catch why am I having so much trouble? and why do women want men to be perfect?

admin answers:

For starters, why would a girl choose to be with an unemployed twenty-something guy when she can be with someone who is obviously successful? Girls do not want the perfect man – at least not your definition of “perfect”. What girls want is a successful man – a man with drive and at least potential for success.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but you have nothing to back your statement that you are a “good catch”. I’m not saying that you are a failure, but what have you got to show to a girl that she is not dating a deadbeat?

As for why girls want what they want, have you never ponder how human beings and human society have evolved to this point in time? Ever heard of “survival of the fittest”? Girls are looking for mates whether they are conscious of it or not. Those who pick men who are successful have a higher chance that their children will have a better chance of survival. Girls who pick poor slobs usually end up poor and their children suffer. Not meaning to be harsh, but does this sound familiar – have you looked in the mirror? In pre-modern times, those children usually die from starvation, get sold off as slaves, indentured servants, or are even deliberately killed.

Want a girlfriend? Show that you have at the very least the potential for success.

Ken asks…

Why won’t my body help me?

i am 21/yo 5’2 tall & weigh 165 lbs, i am obese for my weight, i used to eat only junk food, so i started eating healthy, cut sodas, fried food, sweets… which made me feel stronger and also more active, i was not a lazy person, i always jog (for about 10-15 minutes aday) it is the first thing i do in the morning since i was little & sometimes swim… but recently because i am trying to lose weigh i wanted to add up to my exercise & make it more fun, so i decided with my friends to jog together for 30 minutes a day & this plan has been going for a while now…
the problem is i cant keep up with this exercise, after only 5 minutes i start having this annoying headache behind my eyes & also this killer pain at my neck & shoulders, i dont have any trouble breathing, i can talk while running & my legs are fast & strong & never hurt…
what should i do? it is so annoying i want to run further & i am enjoying it, but this stupid pain is keeping me.

admin answers:

Ok. I am 26 and weigh 172 lbs and I’m solid. When I was 21 I weighed 220 of fat and I mean I got so fat I had stretch marks like a pregnant women. When I first started exercising I would run a quarter mile and not be able to walk the next day. You just can’t give up. If you can only work out for 5 minutes that’s fine. But next week try for 5 and a half minutes and ad a half a minute a week. Just keep moving forward and you will see it working. Just remember you didn’t put the weight on in 6 months. It’s not gona cone off in Six months. It’s gona long and hard but with it. Before you know it two years will go by and you will look great. Remember no struggle no progress.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

June 3, 2012

James asks…

Two question! PLEASE RESPOND! one is about a sprained ankle and other is why do I keep like blacking out!?

Okay on August 18th or 19th I was playing tennis and hurt my knee. I went to the and he said I just had fluid and it will get better on its own. It never did so he sent me to get x-rays. They said I had a joint e-fusion, and it will get better soon. Next it never did so I was sent to go to an orthopedic surgeon. He wanted me to get an MRI because he thought I tore something. I went back today for the results and he said I had a REALLY bad sprain (one of the worsts he has seen) and that I am not aloud to do any any exercise at all (which is hard for me because I do 6 dance classes, 2 days of tennis, run 1-2 miles everyday,and workout.) So I was wondering about how long it will take to heal. He said if it isn’t better in 3 weeks he has to run more tests :( So please help me out.

Also like once every week or something like that my vision goes all black. I close my eyes and with in 10 seconds it is back to normal. I can’t figure out what is wrong. I do get migraines. I don’t want to tell my mom. Is it anything serious? I get a little shaky at first for like 3 seconds then am fine. Am I blacking out or something?
I mean knee!

admin answers:

You over exercised you knee. Stay off of it for three weeks and let it heal.
Your blackouts may be caused by a form of mild epilepsy. It is very important that you see a Dr. The blackouts could get worse and become very dangerous.

Sandra asks…

Two question! PLEASE RESPOND! one is about a sprained ankle and other is why do I keep like blacking out!?

Okay on August 18th or 19th I was playing tennis and hurt my knee. I went to the and he said I just had fluid and it will get better on its own. It never did so he sent me to get x-rays. They said I had a joint e-fusion, and it will get better soon. Next it never did so I was sent to go to an orthopedic surgeon. He wanted me to get an MRI because he thought I tore something. I went back today for the results and he said I had a REALLY bad sprain (one of the worsts he has seen) and that I am not aloud to do any any exercise at all (which is hard for me because I do 6 dance classes, 2 days of tennis, run 1-2 miles everyday,and workout.) So I was wondering about how long it will take to heal. He said if it isn’t better in 3 weeks he has to run more tests :( So please help me out.

Also like once every week or something like that my vision goes all black. I close my eyes and with in 10 seconds it is back to normal. I can’t figure out what is wrong. I do get migraines. I don’t want to tell my mom. Is it anything serious? I get a little shaky at first for like 3 seconds then am fine. Am I blacking out or something?
woops I ment my knee! lol
And it turns out its just because of my migraines. haha

admin answers:

I think for your blacking out problem, you might not be eating enough or not the right things. Since you obviously do a lot of activities through out your week, your body needs to function properly. However, it might not with lack of nutrition. You also might not have enough Iron. I suggest you go ask someone who knows more about health, like a teacher or someone you know like a friends parents. You could also try going to the doctor for advice but they might call home and since you don’t want you mother knowing, it might not be a good idea. However, i do suggest cutting back a little on your activities (well also for your ankle) so that your body can have a break. Working your body isn’t always the best thing to do. I think you’ll have less problems while your still recovering from your ankle because you’ll be less tired out (since you won’t be able to move much). Try to go to bed earlier so that you can get more sleep as well. Good luck :)

Donna asks…

What does a sudden loss of balance and an odd pressure behind the eyes indicate?

About 10 minutes ago I was standing in the bathroom and out of nowhere I was hit with this really weird and scary feeling. For a moment I thought I was going to die. It was like my legs lost all sense of balance and I stumbled a bit and ended up leaning against the wall. I felt like something was trying to pull me down, backwards. My eyes also started feeling really weird, not painful, just a strange sensation behind them. I saw silvery things in my vision for a second as well. Anyway, I sat down, and I’ve been sitting down since then and I feel better but my head feels kind of foggy. Any idea what this could be? Is it related to blood pressure?

If it helps, I’m a 19 year old girl, no known major health problems besides depression and some anxiety, and I have a healthy weight though I don’t exercise much or eat very well.

admin answers:

Panic attack/ anxiety attack maybe?

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

May 23, 2012

Michael asks…

Best screen for saving my the eyes?

Does any one know any good monitor or laptop screens that are good for the eyes? I am a student and software developer as well. For my eyes this means I have to spend almost 80% of my day in front of a screen.

My main problem is stability of vision. I got blurry vision some years back because of playing games on Ethernet that gave me my present spectacles. The condition has been deteriorating. And now working for long long hours at the screen, I feel my vision getting less stable and further deteriorating.

I know taking regular breaks and rubbing the eyes with the palm helps. Is there any other information you guys can give me? w.r.t screen or exercises. Appreciate your help.

Thank You.

admin answers:

With your computer monitor, I would suggest you use a lcd monitor. Lcd monitors apparently reduce the glare of the screen, hence making it friendlier to the eyes.

There are not many eye exercises which help improve vision. However, make sure you take enough of vitamin A and visit your eye doctor regularly.

Steven asks…

What’s going on with me? Can anyone please diagnose all of this?

I’m a 17 year old male. I try to live a very healthy lifestyle. I exercise, I eat well and in good portions, I sleep about as much as anyone else my age does, and I live a pretty happy stress free life. But recently, probably ever since I turned 17 back in May, I’ve been experiencing this very annoying mental issue that has stumped me and doctors since I started noticing it. I’ve also been experiencing many different kinds of other health issues along with it.
The head issue is very difficult for me to explain to people… But everything just seems to not seem real anymore, like it’s no longer my life or something. It all just seems like a big dream. I’m not performing very well cognitively, every time I try to analyze a problem or question in school, it feels like something is stopping me from figuring it out to my full ability. Recent memories, seem like dreams I had long ago. While talking to people, I sometimes say things that are completely ridiculous and stupid out of nowhere, and I don’t even know why I would say those things.
I went to see a psychiatrist/psychologist not really sure what they were called, I was just hooked up with them through my family doctor when I told him about the problems I’m having, which he also put me on a large waiting list for an MRI and CT scan. The head doctor told me that it was most likely because of all of the activities I involve myself in, stretching my brain in all different directions. I told her about this fantasy book that I am writing, that I have spent months on creating the mythology behind it all, also about my guitar playing, piano playing, my singing, I have been in several bands and jam with my friends a lot, about how often I play video games, how I can speak French like 50% fluently, and am starting to become fluent in German. She told me that all of these things, including school, were making me feel this way because I am stretching my mind in many different directions that overwork it and put a lot of pressure on it. So I stopped with the games as much for about a month, other than Call of Duty recently, I stopped writing my book, am trying to get more sleep, but none of this is making me feel better.
I am also very concerned about the head problem, because just recently (which I am going to the clinic tomorrow to get this checked out.) My right pupil has been about 2/3 dilated than my left pupil, and always stays this way. My eyes have been giving me many different feelings; dryness, soreness all around, lots of veins. Which brings me to another problem. My sight has gradually been getting worse for the past few months. I used to have perfect vision, but now everything that is far or even mid length away from me is blurry. Digital clocks, text on TVs, all blurry with halos around them. It just seems to be getting gradually worse. I have a eye doctor appointment for two weeks from now, so I will get the report on that. But I am just worried that I have some sort of serious brain problem that ties both of these problems together. Like a tumor, or an aneurysm. I’m really scared. I’m afraid to even sleep, because I worry that the aneurysm will go off or whatever happens, and I’ll die or go into a seizure and have serious brain damage for the rest of my life (I don’t know much about aneurysms). I’m just scared…
Other problems include serious back problems, my spine is bent sideways and I have to see the chiropractor every two weeks, I recently seemed to have developed lactose intolerance which was confirmed by a blood test, I get strange headaches a lot, I am very badly flat footed, and I’ve had to go to the doctor’s for a number of random infections, cankers, or any other simple thing, but this all just seems to be happening way too often.
Thank you so much for reading all of this, if you did. I’m just really scared and can’t sleep right now, but can’t do anything else about it at the moment.
None of this! used to be a problem about a year ago or so. None of it. This all has just been happening within that time line.
I also do not do drugs, or drink.

admin answers:

I’m not trying to be rude… But do you do drugs? Heavy drug use can permanently damage your brain in this way. If your answer is yes, then I’d say that’s what is causing these problems (minus the back and foot problems). If your answer is no, then I wish you the best of luck in finding the answer to your problems.

Mark asks…

I am half blind and I have a question.?

Dear friends,

Two years ago I was driving my car down the road and I was on the stop signal waiting for the green light. In that few minutes of waiting I started to stretch my neck leaning forward and sideward and then turning my face to the left and to the right. Normally when I am turning my face to the left and right I have this habit that I will give a little push with a help of my fingers on my chin and I normally apply a little force by pushing sideways and this way I can hear cracking sound at the back of my neck that gives me a little feeling of relief. But I am doing this action not because of I am feeling fatigue or tired but I feel it has become my habit of stretching my neck and sometimes I am stretching and cracking my fingers as well.

On January 4, 2007 something has really happened different after stretching my neck and this is the time when I felt my vision turned into like a scrambled TV Channel it looks like a horizontal lines that is moving up and down so fast. Then I tried to close my eyes for about 30 seconds then when I opened my eyes the scrambling vision was gone. I thought I can continue to drive so I stepped on the gas pedal and the car started running slowly but I was feeling of so much discomfort and worried about what is going on. After about 50 meters I am approaching a corner when my brother who was sitting next to me grabbed the stirring wheel and turned it to the left and in that, I was surprised and I break the car abruptly realizing that something is in front of us that I can not see. When I turned my whole face to my right side I saw that there was a car parked on the side of the road and I could have hit it if my brother wasn’t there. This is the point where I came to realize that I lost my peripheral vision. I also lost my balance but I can still walk, I am feeling drowsiness and vomited few times during the time when I was admitted in the hospital. I was in the hospital for about a week and I have been monitored and tests were also conducted such as Blood full profile, CBC, Absolute neutrofil count, CT scan
Vision field analysis, ECG, Carotid duplex scan. All the test have shown normal with some which is little above high level and this is the cholesterol level. The findings from the doctors show that I had a mild stroke which I am still doubtful to believe and so I am seeking for other opinion.
After two years my vision is still the same, but I don’t feel too much of drowsiness anymore which is a good improvement, I am doing exercise regularly and taking multi vitamins more on B1, B6 and B12, Aspirin is also required as blood thinner.
I need your help what is the best test to find out the actual problem? Can MRI test find the exact location of nerve which is affected? And what is the cure and prevention for this problem? I really appreciate your help and thank you in advance..

admin answers:

I have to agree with your doctors. I would like to reserve judgement as i haven’t seen your scans of course, but the symptoms you describe are pretty convincing for a small stroke affecting the occipital area of the brain, which deals with vision. A CT scan will often display evidence of a stroke, especially 24 hours or more after the event. MRI is an excellent modality for imaging the brain, but may not give any information not already gleaned from the CT. However if your CT was normal and the symptoms have persisted, it may be worth an MRI.
It is unlikely that you will recover the lost vision. If, as seems most likely, it was a stroke, the area of the brain has died and will not regenerate. Having had one stroke, you are at increased risk of further strokes, so no cigarettes, low fat diet, exercise, continue on aspirin, and get regular check ups with your doctor.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

May 15, 2012

Donald asks…

help with some glasses problems?

SO I am a 14 year old boy n the eighth grade and just got these semi rimless glasses. Now I would be asking my dad these questions but I am afraid he might get kind of mad for reasons I won’t be explaining right now. But anyway I have been having some issues with my glasses. First of all my eyes feel like they are exercising a lot when I where them. Then sometimes I can see outside the glasses zone with my normal vision and the two visions just clash together at the endings of the glasses frame making it hard to focus. Lastly I have pretty good eye sight, but needed glasses to see things farther away. So I’m on the edge of needing glasses really. But I don’t really notice all that much difference with my eyesight seeing far away. I ave a little, but its hard to tell. Is that a good thing? Any feedback would be apreciated.
21 minutes ago – 4 days left to answer.
Additional Details
I know these glasses are the right perscription. but its hard for me to notice, I do notice they are better,, but is this just from just getting them.

admin answers:

It sounds like they are pretty weak. Most of the trouble is just not being used to the glasses yet. After a while, the difference in vision within/outside the lens area won’t be so distracting. You don’t need to wear them all the time if you don’t want but it might take longer to get used to them also, be careful you don’t forget/leave them somewhere.

David asks…

Extreme fatigue, dizzy, blurry vision, shaky and weak?

Hello, for the past 4 months or so, I have been having times when I’m anywhere outside my house (school, bus, etc) where my eyes will start to close by themselves and I can’t open them, the more I try the more double vision I see. Also I start feeling this floating feeling, where it’s like I can’t control my body and if I were to lift my hands up I get this panicky feeling and I sort of “wake up.” No, I don’t do drugs and I never have, I don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol. I am not dehydrated because I drink a lot of water or juice. I am 18 years old female, my weight is good and I try to eat as healthy as possible. The only thing is I don’t do any exercise.
Also, I always feel tired and weak. It feels like I have trouble breathing, as if I’m short of breath, where sometimes I have to take deep breathes in or yawn a lot to catch my breath. There is not one moment where I don’t feel tired or sleepy or like taking a nap right then and there. The thing is that I do sleep a lot at night, I don’t wake up during the night or I don’t have trouble going to sleep. It won’t matter if I have 5 hours of sleep or 10 hours of sleep, I still wake up feeling even more tired. I never woken up with a fresh feeling like I remember when i was younger. My eyes are always squinting and always dry, and they are always hazy or foggy. I constantly feel clumsy and like I’m bumping in to everything because of the hazy eyesight and because I can’t really focus on things. My thinking feels cloudy and it is getting really annoying because of my classes.
Again, this has started about 4 months or so, which is about a month after my first year of university started.
If anyone has any idea what this is, please help!
I will be going to the doctor soon, but I want some opinions first!
Thank you

admin answers:

I have had a couple of experiences like these, but not quite as severe. It turned out I did have some social anxiety, but I also needed glasses. If you’re having trouble sleeping ask a doctor to prescribe you some sleeping pills. (I take two at night for insomnia) It is great that you are going to go see a doctor, make sure to include all of these details, do you have any sort of disorders that you of? I wish you the best of luck. I hope you can get over this since you’re in college, and I know how much people want to fit in during their teenage years. Personally, it sucked being the weird kid who was always sick and such! Make sure you start to exercise too! It will be better for your over all health! Also do you spend a significant amount of time on your computer? Hope you are able to overcome this! Here are some neat websites you can checkout!


Don’t be scared though! A doctor will be able to help you further…(A real doctor haha!)

William asks…

Western Pleasure Critique Please (photos included) ?

H there, so these are some pictures of me riding my 24/25ish year old appaloosa gelding. He is fully blind in his right eye and has about 25 percent vision left in his left eye from cataracts. Anyway he loves to be ridden still and since I moved barns we are very close to the local schooling show barn, so we will be heading back to the show ring.

Anyway, I need some critique for him and I because there are no western pleasure trainers at his barn. Let us know what we need to work on. Keep in mind that neither of us have had any professional western training, we just practice,practice,practice ourselves all the time.

Also if there are any good western pleasure patterns, or exercises that would be good for us, please share???


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I can tell that he’s blind. He has his nose tilted so he can see out of his better eye. There is probably nothing wrong with that, as it makes him feel comfortable, so long as your doing smaller open shows. It will detract from him and will need to be corrected, though, if you’re doing larger, all WP shows. Also, I personally think his poll is just a tiny bit too low even for WP. Raising it a smidge so it’s even with his withers should help him get off his forehand and move more easily.

You need to look where you’re going and not has his headset. I promise his head will still be there when you get done!! Having your chin up and your eyes looking where you’re going will greatly improve your position and posture in the saddle. It should correct your collapsed side and square you up properly. It also gives the judge the impression that you are confident in your horse and yourself, and that you’re relaxed and having a great time, as evidenced by your beautiful (and now visible)smile! If you still have trouble with collapsing your side, look over your shoulder on the opposite side at his tail. That should correct it immediately, but it will be temporary.

Your lower leg is just a smidge too far forward, too. You want a straight line from hip to heel. I think if you let your stirrups down one hole, open your hip and feel all three points of contact in your seat (both seat bones and your pelvic bone) that ought to fix it.

Looking good otherwise! I would do lots of changes in direction and gait, maybe some rollbacks if he’s capable, so he can get his bum up under him and working hard. If you’re looking at his head cause he isn’t keeping it consistently low, you might want to ask your instructor for some tips to help him keep it there. Getting that butt under him and rounding his back should help some, and those transitions will help as well. Good luck in your upcoming shows!!

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