The onset of fibromyalgia is often accompanied by problems with eye sight as fibromyalgia affects the nervous system and brings on symptoms such as sensitivity to light and discomfort when wearing contacts lenses.
As those with fibromyalgia are sensitive to light, driving at night is not recommended as the lights of the on-coming vehicles can cause issues.
Sicca syndrome can often arise in those with fibromyalgia and this can cause irritation and dryness of the eyes.
If you would like more information about Fibromyalgia you can visit the Fibromyalgia Support website or download their free 'Living with Fibromyalgia' e-book.
If you, or someone you know, suffers from fibromyalgia and finds it difficult to attend your high street optician you would qualify for a free eye test which you can book either by calling 0845 050 1831 or clicking here -
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|Ask the Doctor – Dr. Scott Mackie shares the key facts on Glaucoma (30th April 2013)|
Glaucoma is not one but a range of common diseases which is usually painless and symptoms often go unnoticed until the disease is more advanced. However, modern drugs can halt the progression of Glaucoma and modern equipment can identify the risk factors.