Anybody else have vision problems?

  1. Hello, everyone. I was wondering if anyone here is a nurse with vision problems.
    Five years ago I had retinal detachment surgery due to a car accident (airbag impact caused it). I can see from that eye but it is very blurry-I have to see things as close as about 8-10 inches to be clear. They told me back then that my "good eye" would be at risk for retinal detachment too. Now, I am worried that I may be experiencing onset signs of retinal detachment in the good eye. I have been to the doctor and he said he saw no signs of RD...but, I'm scared to death that it eventually will happen to my good eye.

    I am just getting my prerequisites done and haven't even applied yet.
    Should I still do it? I am so scared of working really hard only to not even be able to do nursing because of my vision. I am so discouraged by this idea because I want to be a nurse sooo badly.

    Any advice? Anyone else deal with this successfully? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. by   lesrn2005
    Quote from sleika
    Hello, everyone. I was wondering if anyone here is a nurse with vision problems.
    Five years ago I had retinal detachment surgery due to a car accident (airbag impact caused it). I can see from that eye but it is very blurry-I have to see things as close as about 8-10 inches to be clear. They told me back then that my "good eye" would be at risk for retinal detachment too. Now, I am worried that I may be experiencing onset signs of retinal detachment in the good eye. I have been to the doctor and he said he saw no signs of RD...but, I'm scared to death that it eventually will happen to my good eye.

    I am just getting my prerequisites done and haven't even applied yet.
    Should I still do it? I am so scared of working really hard only to not even be able to do nursing because of my vision. I am so discouraged by this idea because I want to be a nurse sooo badly.

    Any advice? Anyone else deal with this successfully? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
    I think that you should continue with your dreams/goals; I've had issues with my eyes (very similar to what you have), and I choose not to live with a defeatist attitude. Continue on with your life and take the very best care of yourself, i.e., plenty of rest, good food, supplements, etc.....
  4. by   sleika
    Thank you, Lesrn2005. That really helps.
  5. by   mybrowneyedgirl
    I have very similar vision issues as you - I was born with it. I can't see why this could hold me back and I won't let it. Noone can tell I have vision issues. The only thing it ever stopped me from doing was becoming a police officer - and that was a blessing in disguise.

    Pursue your dreams!!!
    And good luck.

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