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Why is my vision blurry after meditation?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by determined, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. determined

    determined Senior Member

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    Since I am a two-time cancer survivor, the first time this happened I was very alarmed...but that was over 5 years ago. Depending on the level of relaxation, my vision is blurry for about 5 - 10 minutes after each meditation session. Could it have something to do with the sets of muscles holding the eye in place? Has anyone else experienced this?
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hi Determined,

    I am long, long term meditator (started way before I was sick) and it is my experience that the deeper the meditation, the more my vision will be blurry afterwards. Also the deeper the meditation, the longer it will remain blurry. Others may have different experience, but from what I know in myself and others, this is natural and not related to disease. I don't know exactly why this happens, but it always comes back to normal within a half an hour. I suspect it is the relaxation and the effect on the CNS.

    Sushi
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    determined Senior Member

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    Thanks, Sushi....in a way, I can gauge the effectiveness of my meditation sessions by whether or not the blurriness occurs and how bad it is. Thanks for the feedback.
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    Holmsey Senior Member

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    Determined,
    Love the name.

    What your mind makes of what you experience in meditation may be worth considering. In deeper meditations I experience visual effects which I beleive my mind tries to use my eye's to resolve, I find a good work around is to place my attention at my heart which stops my eyes getting involved.
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    determined Senior Member

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    Hi Holmsey, thanks for the response. Now that you mention it, many times my guided visualizations and even my own meditations are very visual....but I still don't understand why my eyesight is affected. I have, however, heard that people with fibromyalgia often have trouble with their vision, and they may need several different prescriptions! I will attempt what you suggest - thanks.

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