A 35-year-old member asked:
what constitutes having poor vision?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Less than 20/20: Using what is called a snellen acuity, both ophthalmologists and optometrists define normal vision as 20/20 in the us. This means that you can see the small letters on the eye chart at 20 feet equivalent. Less than 20/20, such as 20/40 means that you see at twenty feet what a perfectly sighted person could see at forty feet. The british use a 6 meter system so 6/6 is perfect vision.
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Ophthalmology 21 years experience
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to improve poor vision?
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Ophthalmology 33 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
I have really poor vision, are there some prescriptions or contacts?
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Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends: The cause of your decrease in vision needs to be identified before a solution can created. The most common cause of decreased vision is refractive error which can be corrected with glasses or contacts. If the decreased vision is from an eye health problem, other solutions maybe available. See your eye doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Why do albinoes have such poor vision?
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Ophthalmology 47 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How to improve very poor vision? Any new treatments that are ready for mainstream use?
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Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Depending on your problem, many treatments are available. Get an eye exam and have a great day. Good luck.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Could my poor vision be causing me headaches?
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Pain Management 11 years experience
Possibly: Strain on eyes can definitely cause headaches; if you have poor vision but you are addressing it with glasses then your headaches are probably not related to it. Contact an ophthalmologist.
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Last updated Jun 4, 2014
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