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Eye Movement.

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Shaun-Junior Bishop, May 14, 2019.

  1. Shaun-Junior Bishop

    Shaun-Junior Bishop Active Member

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    Hi,

    I'm undergoing the autism diagnoses but I'm 99% sure I'm an aspie after nearly 5 years of research and I just wanted to ask. I have this issue with looking at everything, when I'm outside or even in an environment I dont know I seem to flicker. When I say that I mean my eyes do this reparative movement flicking from left to up go down to right and I do this very fast. I tend to look at every thing that moves or is just not meant to be there and I just wondered if this is a common trait because I cant seem to find any research online about it.
     
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    Do you wear glasses?
    How is your vision?

    Are the fast eye movements voluntary?
    Or involuntary?
     
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  3. Shaun-Junior Bishop

    Shaun-Junior Bishop Active Member

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    I dont wear glasses but I did as a child until I was a teenager and then they told me I had perfect vision. The movements tend to happen without me having to think about it but I also do it as a method of stimming. I wear sunglasses nearly all day though
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Would you say that you are doing the fast eye movements more for
    A. seeing
    B. the experience of moving your eyes
     
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  5. Shaun-Junior Bishop

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    I really dont know, it's like my eyes want to focus on everything around me. It's more of the sensory part. Like when I get sensory input it tends to happen more. I would say it's more for the experience, only because sometimes I do it so fast I cant even see what I'm looking at and sometimes I cant control it when I'm anxious and it makes it harder to navigate society
     
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    This is a name for a certain type of rapid eye movements> Nystagmus - Wikipedia
    There is a gif in the article that shows it.

    Nystagmus
    It doesn't sound like this is what you mean, but here's a link to read about it a little, anyway.

    The reason I say it doesn't seem likely this is what you are meaning, is that
    an eye doctor would have noticed and diagnosed this, if present during an
    exam.
     
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    Oh okay, it says on the page that it can developers later in life, I havent been to an eye doctor in over 5 years so maybe it's happened. I dont know what it is, it happens so often that people ask me why I do it and I just never know what to say
     
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    Maybe it's time to make an appointment with an eye doctor?
    If nothing else, a professional could rule this out, if that's not
    what happening.
     
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    I just looked up some examples of the condition and I'm not sure that's what it is. The eye movements I have are very severe, like they aren't small rapid movements but big movements from left to right and all around my eyes. It's like my eyes move to the furthest point they can look then they just flicker to the other side and so on
     
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    @Shaun-Junior Bishop

    I am not a person to diagnose your eye movements.
    And you don't know what they are either.

    This may be a neurological condition which has developed
    since the last time you were examined by a doctor.

    If it were me, I'd make an appointment with a physician,
    and an opthalmologist.
     
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  12. Shaun-Junior Bishop

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    Yes quite severely too, I always have sunglasses on even if it's a cloudy day but is still light. I wear them inside too, when I try and take them off and look around the brightness of everything is just too much and it nearly blinds me
     
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    Have you ever been test for irlene syndrone/ Scoptic Scope Sensitivity.
     
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    Ive worn sunglasses all my life, even when others dont feel its necessary.
    Supermarkets are the worst!! Feel stupid wearing glasses in the indoor brightlight, but also like the barrier between me and other people.
    Usually i wear a cap and pull it low, if late in day ill pull my hoodie up too. Theres just way too much going on in shops and its a bit of a sensory overload. I just try and cut out as much as poss with above mentioned physical barriers, reduces the "input"
     
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    I made a thread once about how I feel the need to look at every object in a room that I walk into for the first time, and many people here concurred.

    Is that at all related?
     
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    It actually is, when I walk into some place knew I've very fidgety and my eyes go crazy looking at every detail.of a room and sometimes if I'm not doing something is class I catch myself just flickering between objects that I like the look of but I do it in a fast and repeated fashion
     
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    I do this all the time in both new places and places i regularly visit. It is exceptionally bad when having an over load though! I also have Irlens so that means that everything flickers anyway along with SPD meaning im just very sensitive to light
     
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    Do you mind me asking are you based in the UK? Only because I truly feel I may have Irlen syndrome because I keep getting told I have okay eye sight