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    So for the past couple years I've had this problem when I am standing or walking where if I focus on anything that isn't a dark colour my vision will sort make what I'm focusing on get farther away but somehow it keeps doing that while not going past a certain distance I guess. It's almost like vertigo, with no spinning. Any ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomhive View Post
    So for the past couple years I've had this problem when I am standing or walking where if I focus on anything that isn't a dark colour my vision will sort make what I'm focusing on get farther away but somehow it keeps doing that while not going past a certain distance I guess. It's almost like vertigo, with no spinning. Any ideas?
    Optometrist.
    I know it is not what you want to hear, but the thing is, only a properly executed physical examination by a trained specialist is likely to lead you to the best results.

    If I were to guess; I'd suggest that you have a flesh eating ameoba lodged in the optic center of your brain.
    Doctors always tell patients, don't self medicate and beware the internet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phantomhive View Post
    So for the past couple years I've had this problem when I am standing or walking where if I focus on anything that isn't a dark colour my vision will sort make what I'm focusing on get farther away but somehow it keeps doing that while not going past a certain distance I guess. It's almost like vertigo, with no spinning. Any ideas?
    Optometrist.
    I know it is not what you want to hear, but the thing is, only a properly executed physical examination by a trained specialist is likely to lead you to the best results.

    If I were to guess; I'd suggest that you have a flesh eating ameoba lodged in the optic center of your brain.
    Doctors always tell patients, don't self medicate and beware the internet.
    Darn, alright
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomhive View Post
    Darn, alright
    Hey don't get bummed. It could be that pesky amoeba, in which case I know an excellent homeopathic remedy for it.
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    Imaginary remedy for imaginary amoeba. That could work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Imaginary remedy for imaginary amoeba. That could work.
    It's not imaginary, at all. It's real water.
    You take the amoeba, put it in a vial and shake it. Then pour half the water out, add an equal amount distilled water and repeat this process until you have 1,000 parts water and 1 part amoeba dropping.
    If that doesn't cure ya, nothing will.
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    The remedy may be imaginary but the amoeba is real.

    Brain-Eating Amoeba (Naegleria Fowleri): Causes and Symptoms

    Make sure you only use distilled water in a sterilized neti pot if you must use one at all.
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    Amoebic mengitis is real, but limited in incidence. Normally caught by jumping into a natural hot water pool, where this Amoeba may live. The force of the jump drives infected water up the old schnozz, and the bug makes its way to the meninges at the brain surface. Chances of any individual getting this is lower than the odds against finding an honest politician!
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    Children...
    Snorting amoebas to get high is bad. M'kay?
    It can eat your brain.
    And that's bad. M'kay. Because you need your brain to do stuff. M'kay? Like doing well at school. Being at school without a brain is bad.
    So don't snort amoebas. M'kay?
    M'kay.
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    I get kind of the same consequence when I walk about with glasses on. BTW don't trust URself to optometry see an ophthalmologist they are more expensive but at least they do know more about the eye.
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    Good optometrists normally refer clients with severe clinical problems to the appropriate specialists - opthalmologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, oncologists being the first options that come to mind.
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    There's such a thing as chromostereopsis, although it's not exactly the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geox View Post
    BTW don't trust URself to optometry see an ophthalmologist they are more expensive but at least they do know more about the eye.
    An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the eye. Their primary focus is surgery and serious eye problems. An Optometrist is extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems, but is not a surgeon. If you have a cataract or a corneal ulcer, it's not a bad idea to go directly to an Ophthalmologist. But for a non-specific problem such as the one in the OP, I'd suggest that the poster would be better served to see an Optometrist. If there appears to be some serious medical issue, the Optometrist can certainly refer the patient to the appropriate sub-specialist.

    PS The above statements refer to Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in the United States. Some nations don't even have Optometrists or they have them but the scope of practice is much more limited than in the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Amoebic meningitis is real, but limited in incidence. Normally caught by jumping into a natural hot water pool, where this Amoeba may live. The force of the jump drives infected water up the old schnozz, and the bug makes its way to the meninges at the brain surface. Chances of any individual getting this is lower than the odds against finding an honest politician!
    Don't forget about the dreaded neti pot:

    Tap water in neti pots behind two brain-eating amoeba deaths in 2011, investigation finds


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