A 22-year-old female asked:

Can a poke in the eye change eye prescription? a month ago i poked myself while putting on my glasses. saw a doctor a week later who said it looks fine, but i feel like my vision in that eye is a bit blurrier than the other eye. cause for concern?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Local inflammation and irritation due to the original injury may take some time to heal. Make sure to consult with your Eye Doctor to confirm that no long term damage has been done.
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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
Ophthalmologist is different from Optometrist, not all eye problems change the refraction of the eye. You may want to have a more comprehensive eye examination to be sure the poke did not hurt cornea.
Jul 31, 2022
Last updated Jul 31, 2022


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