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Can Glasses Correct Distortion
Varies with duration: Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years. ...Read more
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 glasses when they try to read. This typically happens when they get into their mid-40s. They develop a loss of focusing power up close called presbyopia (happens to everyone). ...Read more
Not really: Refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye structure and are best corrected with glasses, contact lenses or lasik. In some cases of early presbyopia or difficulty reading, reading glasses may be delayed a bit with accommodation exercises but inevitably patients will require reading glasses. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 distance vision are myopic, and most of them have some amount of astigmatism as well. Today's lasers can correct a very high proportion of your myopia and your astigmatism. Some lasik surgeons give free educational appointments or seminars. ...Read more
Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik surgery could be considered depending on the age and other circumstances. If the amblyopia is uncorrected before the age of six, it is usually not correctable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies with duration: Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Contact lenses cannot be used for prism correction of strabismus. Glasses are the better choice for this. For lazy eye, in some cases contacts can work well to correct vision in the lazy eye. It depends on the cause of the lazy eye. See your local ophthalmologist for a thorough exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: The advancement in corneal surgery with the use of laser assistance has become more precise as time moves on. Measurements are taken of your corneal curvature and thickness prior to laser assisted surgery that is directed to correcting both spherical (myopic or hyperopic) and astigmatic refractive errors that one may have. The most common laser assisted corneal surgery is lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refractive Error: Yes, hyperopia and astigmatism are forms of refractive error that if not corrected with glasses or contact lenses can result in diminished or possibly even distorted vision. A detailed examination with an eye care provider is helpful in determining the extent of your refractive error and whether glasses, contacts, or other options will be helpful to you. ...Read more
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