Ophthalmology & Optometry/does my eye look healthy?


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I'm nearsighted, my left eye -2.00 my right -2.75 I go in for regular check ups but haven't gone in recently. Usually I wore glasses but I've recently started in contacts. Being that I'm constantly a centimeter away from my face I've noticed my eyes more. I've noticed a ring around my eye on the left side. I don't know if I've always had it and only now just realized or I developed it. Is that normal? Are my eyes healthy?

Hi Layla,,
The picture is not good enough quality for me to know what you're talking about.  also, unless it is a mirror image, it looks like your right eye. Try using a good camera.  Also state your age as it matters. A dark ring is likely normal but would be in both eyes, a grey ring may be from high cholesterol or normal.
Mitch Axelrod,OD

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I'm happy to answer questions about eye exam findings and procedures, glasses and contact lens types/prescriptions/problems. I can also answer questions about general eye conditions/diseases. I do not answer questions concerning surgical techniques/procedures. Please state your age or within a small range when asking questions, as it is often important.


Optometrist 19 yrs.

Doctor of Optometry, cum laude; Residency in Ocular Disease

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