Suzyy

strange visual perception when waking

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This Freaky thing had been happening to me, everyday for a couple months now.  It's just bothersome, not painful at all. 

When I open my eyes upon waking.. things are completely out of proportion! For example:  My husband can be talking to me... He looks about 1 foot tall. My door to my room is huge, and the round clock on the wall next to the door.. Looks about the size of a compass. (I say this because I thought it was, once)  

I blink a couple times and I'm fine.  

I've gotten so use to this, so much, I'm now studying it!!  I wake and keep my eyes open as long as I can, to view what I'm seeing. And play the game..."What is it"... It always takes a few seconds to figure out what I'm looking at, but it's always my surroundings.. Only out of shape.

Yet at the same time.  I worry about this!! I can't seem to find anything on Google about it. It's NOT the Alice in Wonderland thing.  My normal vision is not great but ok. 

Maybe this forum can help!! 

My specs:  I'm nearsighted, and wear glasses. I'm overweight, (with bariatric surgery scheduled July 3rd.) 55 yrs old, And I'm 6 ft tall.  

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Your lens shape is probably shifting and/or moving as you blink to lubricate it. Your eye doctor would be a better source for an answer than a bunch of random strangers on the Internet. 

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Could it be the rheum that collects in the corners of your eye distorting your vision somehow until you blink it away? That would be the most likely mechanism for what you describe. The goop gives you a brief funhouse mirror effect. 

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I occasionally get something vaguely similar as part of an Isolated Sleep Paralysis episode. I will see the objects in my room but cannot tell what they are: it's lines, textures and colours, but no actual things. I imagine it's what it is like to suddenly see after a lifetime of blindness - the brain receives the signals but can't interpret them.

Visiting an opthamologist seems like the first thing to do though. If the eyes are all clear, maybe then check out a neurologist to about ISP.  Good luck with your surgery... Hmm, do you suffer from sleep apnoea? Wonder if lack of oxygen during sleep could cause it: your bariatric surgeon should know.

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36 minutes ago, Suzyy said:

Yet at the same time.  I worry about this!!

I wanted to add, iNow and Prometheus are right, if you are really worried, you should consult your doctor. My untrained sensibilities tell me that, if you can blink it away and it doesn't cause any pain, it can't be too bad. But I worry that this might make you feel better about something you were right to be worried about.

NOBODY on the web is equipped to give you an accurate medical diagnosis!

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The other item to consider is how wide the pupil is when waking and how too much light is coming in. That affects what we perceive, as well.

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Eliminate any possible medical problem first with a medic  then play around with what you can find if they find nothing.

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Thank you all for the replies. I truly appreciate them!! 

I agree with getting these eyes checked soon by a professional. I Do get them checked every Sept.  But I think I'll go in a bit early this year.  

Many times we can find.. "What ails us" on the internet.. If you do enough research and don't just grab the first thing you see.  I'm a HUGE researcher on the internet.   I can normally come up with anything... After a few hours. Or even days. But this one is a puzzle.  Nothing "fits" it.  So, I turn to forums for a little help, to see if anyone else has heard of this, had this, or any other advise.    Most replies are heart felt and wonderful. Others you take with a grain of salt.  But I appreciate them all!!  

To answer a bit, no I do not have sleep apnea. I did, but fixed it myself, (and my and CPAP didn't get along) by training myself to breath through my mouth once my uvula relaxed.  Last sleep study was great!!

ISP.  I'm going to look into this a bit more!!  It strikes my curiosity!! Ty!

I do wonder how my eye Dr will test for this. Or if he will just know the answer.  It will be a month or so before I can see him. (One thing at a time)  but will let everyone know what the findings were... Just for your own curiosity too. 

In the meantime, I'll continue playing the "what is it" game in the mornings.. Until then. 

Thank you, Prometheus, for the good luck.  I've been fat most of my life. Up and down stuff!!  Now my 7 children are grown and out.  My second hubby and I are more or less retired. I quit smoking cigs.  It's time to take care of me and have some FUN!!  My goal:. I'll be hiking the 1 mile trail and primitive camping by 01/20.!!  A goal I'll keep!! God willing of course!! 

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