A 31-year-old member asked:
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how harmful for your health is -8.00 diopters of vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really bad: -8 diopters is a moderately high myopia which can be fully corrected with glasses or contact lenses. We consider vision "bad" if it is uncorrectable but if your eye is otherwise normal, than that level is not and can be fully correctable.
Answered on Jun 18, 2013

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