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When I go gluten free (third attempt now), I notice a change in my eyes right away. Usually everything gets clearer and sharper, but right now, it's like my vision is changing and it feels weird. Did anyone else notice anything with their eyes? How long before I adjust to my new, clearer eyesight?


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I haven't noticed this with my eyes, but my mom has been gluten free for 11 years and talks about it all the time. She swears her eyes have gotten better, and her prescription has changed for the better about 4 times now. I'm not sure how long it took her to adjust. If you wear contacts or glasses I'd be sure to go to the eye doctor regularly so your prescription can be updated. That would make it a lot easier to adjust to the new eyesight.

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Yes, I used to wear glasses and had astigmatism prior to going gluten-free in 2002. I now have 20/20 vision, no glasses. At a work-related physical a couple of years ago they were pretty impressed with the improvement.

Prior to going gluten-free, My hair was brittle, skin was dry. It was a tremendous improvement within the first week. Like many of the folks on this forum, I still had lots of issues with digestion, blood pressure, etc.

Recently, per my doctor's request I had all the silver fillings replaced and some adjustments made to my bite - WOW! what an improvement in mental clarity, energy and calmness. I had high mercury and aluminum levels along with TMJ/teeth grinding (which aggravated the fillings).

He thinks there is a correlation between Celiac & mercury. He also gave me DMSA as a chelating agent. Please go through a medical doctor that has experience with all this stuff and a dentist that specializes in mercury-free dentistry if you go this route; it's not a casual thing you do with off the shelf health store items - dangerous.

Good luck and hopefully you will stick with the gluten-free living!

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I have noticed this, before I went gluten-free my eyes got a lot worse than they ever have been. They have improved ever since.


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Same here. I did notice an improvement in vision, especially after I started taking B12.


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My vision has changed also. And when glutened I generally have to go back to my prediagnosis glasses for a while. Night blindness is still a big issue for me though.


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I went to the eye doctor shortly after going off gluten. He checked my eyes for autoimmune damage and said they looked good. I did have vision changes when having my gluten poisoned spells. I have not had that happen once since being off gluten. I hope my eyesight gets better. That would be great!


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Interesting... I'm actually studying natural vision improvement. I've noticed my vision has gotten better especially these last few weeks since I've started doing the paleo diet...

and then I read this page, which talks about the relationship between myopia and carbs (who knows if its true)

http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/myopia.html

And then I just saw this thread. Interesting to say the least. I wonder if something happens in the eye when you eat gluten or certain carbs you are intolerant to? Some form of inflammation? who knows..


I eat whatever I want. But I listen to my body. I just can't eat a lot of diary or grains. If I do eat them, I savor and chew them slowly and well... I don't like feeling sluggish and if I eat alot of those things I start feeling sluggish. I feel very cleaned out now. I like to eat lots of raw fruits and veggies. I think for me I just can't eat things that are inflammatory, and dairy and all grains are inflammatory to me. So looks like I'll be eating mainly fruits, veggies, wild or grass-fed meats, and figure out what other stuff I can eat thats not too inflammatory. I'll probably also drink wine or brandy and use other plants things that are anti-inflammatory. Yeah!

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Me too, before I tryed going off the Gluten...sunsets and darkness were my killers...i felt like i was going to go blind.I still get the twitchy eye syndrome right after being glutened..it's bad! I know what you mean though. ;)

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I have only been gluten free for like 2 days now, but alot of the time my vision goes abit blurry and unfocused. However,I have had my eyes tested 3 times in the past year and i have 20/20 vision. Its only at random times my eyes seem to see odd. Im keen to see if this goes away!!

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