Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes chronic physical and mental problems, such as pain, fatigue and psychological disorders. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, symptoms also include sleep disorders, headaches, skin sensitivity, dry eyes, dizziness, vision problems and coordination problems. The effects of fibromyalgia on impact eyes abilities to perform daily activities, such as driving, especially at night, and detailed work such as sewing since this disorder can cause blurred or double vision.
The symptoms can vary from mild to severe. According to Fibromyalgia-symptoms.org, fibromyalgia dries the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth, as well as the eyes. This condition called “dry” -can make it extremely uncomfortable to wear contact lenses. The authors of the website End Fatigue Tear Production report that it may decrease in 90 percent of patients with the disorder and may worsen because of nutritional deficiencies and many medications.
Sensitivity to light
Fibromyalgia causes sensitivity to light and some patients with fibromyalgia should wear dark glasses any time they go outdoors. This may be related to the way the part of the brain called the hypothalamus responds to light. In addition, patients with fibromyalgia may also be sensitive to the light produced by television, fluorescent light and headlights from cars coming from the front.
The pain of eyes
According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, pain is a chronic and widespread symptom of the syndrome and that includes pain in the eyes. The pain can be exacerbated by fatigue, lack of sleep, anxiety and stress. Fibromyalgia impacts the eye muscles and can cause misalignment of the eyes that can contribute to duplication or blurred vision.