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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
113 doctors shared insights

Dim Vision (Overview)

occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around them seems less bright.


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What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

Diabetes: Also, retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

Dr. Solomon Gelbart
113 doctors shared insights

Dim Vision (Overview)

occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around them seems less bright.


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What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

Myopia: No it does not mean you have low vision. Only means you are myopic (nearsighted) and need glasses to see things clearly at a distance. In your case anything more than about 10 inches away. ...Read more

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Dim vision (Tip)

Poor vision is a frequent contrbutor to falls and fractures in the elderly. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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Dim vision (Tip)

Only drive if your vision is good enough, but try doing as many activities as possible. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Yes, possibly!: This could be due to diabetes. Also, retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

Night blindness: Decreased vision in dim illumination can be normal or it may be related to eye related disease. See an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dim vision (Tip)

Worried about falls? Get your vision checked. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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What housing should an elder get if she has a low vision problem?

One story: A one level domicile with wide passageways and good contrast between different areas. Solid surface floors that are continuous throughout the home are helpful. A low vision specialist can make helpful recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Dim vision (Tip)

Improve your diet to be rich in anti-oxidants to support your eyes. ...See more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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Is there any ways to help treat dim vision at night?

Glasses: Make sure you do not need new glasses. Please have an eye exam to rule out anything serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dim vision?

What is the definition or description of: Dim vision?

Dim vision: Occurs when a person perceives what that see as less light -so what is around them seems less bright. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Dim vision (Tip)

Don't or stop smokeling as this can reduce circulation to the eyes. ...See more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
daily
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Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Yes, possibly!: This could be due to diabetes. Also, retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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I have sudden dim vision on and off sometimes presently i have cold and I can clearly see all the things but feeling like i have dim vision?

Dim vision: Indicates the need for your to see your doctor or an eye doctor. If something needs treatment it's best to catch it early. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Dim vision (Tip)

Please don't drive in the evening as it will get even worse due to glare. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Is there a way to correct post-lasik dim vision?

Is there a way to correct post-lasik dim vision?

A comlicated questio: Please speak to your laser vision surgeon about your options. There may be special glasses or contact lenses you can use to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

Diabetes: Also, retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Dim vision (Tip)

Make sure to have a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially those with luteins. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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Please tell me what could cause darker vision or like dim vision other than cataracts?

Dim Vision: Dimming of vision or darkening of vision can be due to: optic nerve issue/damage/glaucoma; blood vessel/artery abnormality; macular anomaly; need for new glasses, lid droop, corneal anomalies (less likely) ...Read more

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How do I find low vision products?

Low vision doc: Low vision specialists can help you decide which products will help you out so you aren't wasting money trying out several products. They can also get insurances to pay for some of these aides. Often you can find them cheaper online, once you know what you need. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,727 doctors shared insights

Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Schainholz
52 doctors shared insights

Low Vision (Definition)

Low vision = visual acuity is 20/70 or less & can't be corrected with glasses. Usually related to some ...Read more