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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes,other causes too: Yes, myopia (near-sightedness) can show up in the 30's, although usually will appear earlier. There are many other possible causes for "fuzzy" vision, ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Can't see far things: Nearsightedness (myopia) is a visual acuity problem in which a person cannot see distant objects clearly, but can see near objects just fine. His eyes ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Very: This is the condition of the eyes in which near vision is generally ok but far vision is blurry. Also termed myopia. It is very common to a greater ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Laser surgery/glasse: There is much you can do on your own to decrease near-sightedness. This only means you can't see things far away too well, but things close up are goo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Near, far, reading: www.2020vision.com/refractive_error.html has the answers in detail.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Nearsightedness is programmed into the shape of the eyes. Some studies have loosely linked use of nightlights and excessive near work by young childr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Absolutely, and these are the best candidates for it!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for d ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Your question is somewhat hard to interpret but lasik is very useful for the correction of myopia but can also create myopia of varying degrees if tha ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
An Autosomal: Recessive disorder: Both parents are unaffected carriers of a mutant gene. Each of their children has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutant gene fr ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Thorough eye exam: I'm no eye doctor, but I have floaters, too. However, it warrants a good eye exam including careful exam of your retinas to make sure there is no more ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
There may be some: There have been some studies showing that children who use night lights, perform excessive near tasks, and spend few hours outside, have an increased ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Nearsighted eyeglass (or contact) correction will be denoted on the prescription as a (-) power and a number (e.g. -2.75) which would be a nearsighte ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mostly: Ortho k is a systemic of molding mildly myopic eyes to correct the vision by wearing a series of too flat hard lenses which push the center of the eye ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Glasses do not change eyes in any way.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Both: Ortho-k is an expensive and non-sensible treatment. With this, you wear contact lenses while you sleep that mould the cornea. This allows better vis ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Possibly: You need to see an eye doctor to see if you are a good candidate.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
26 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Cure for nearsighted: Unfortunately, there is no cure for nearsightedness at the present time. We know that it is hereditary occuring in almost all races. Certain habits wo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Cause of blindness: I am not an opthalmologist, but glaucoma is second leading cause of blindness in the world after cataracts. Blindness from cataracts is reversible(sur ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mostly: The change is permanent but some eyes will change after the surgery and there might be a little reversal. We call this regression. Sometimes the las ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Not usually: Laser eye or implant surgery will correct your prescription but strabismus will likely persist. Muscle surgery may be needed. On the other hand, if ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes laser eye surgery can correct a wide range of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tablet use: Using your eyes does not weaken them. This is a common miss perception that may people have. It may cause eyestrain but even eyestrain will not perm ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
It can: Astigmatism can distort vision enough to cause an image to double. There are many causes of double vision, though and some can be serious. If you ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism so if you have myopia and astigmatism you can wear toric lenses. If you only have myopia you will not n ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Nearsighted eyesight does not trigger allergies and vice a versa.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Of course: Lasik vision correction, in the properly pre-screened patient, corrects the vision and the goal is usually to normalize the vision so glasses or conta ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nope!: Surgery is the only way. Glasses and contact lenses will allow you to see well, but do not actually change your eye in any way. <a href="http://www. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Will stop in the 20s: As you grow through the teens, the power of eyeglasses if you need them will progressively increase although at a slower rate. For most this process s ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Myopia: Most people with myopia typically stabilize in their twenties. Some however can progress even into their late thirties. A very infrequent form of myop ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: Both are widespread and common, so hard to call them genetic. However, if both parents are highly myopic there is a strong chance of their children in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
ICL surgery: The most severe risks are infection and retinal issues (breaks, tears, detachment). You may have residual prescription after the procedure and may ne ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Myopia: Is fairly common - look it up. But.... Yuo should ask your eye doctor.

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