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Doctor insights on: Can Heat Make You Lose Your Eyesight While Driving For A Long Time

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Can heat make you lose your eyesight while driving for a long time?

Can heat make you lose your eyesight while driving for a long time?

Heat: Unlikely. Your eyes may blur due to dry eye if you drive a long time. Take frequent breaks, and use artificial tears when driving. If you are in the heat for a long time, heat stroke or heat exhaustion may occur. Drink plenty of fluids, and get some rest if you do not feel well. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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Will prk surgery improve my vision enough for swimming and other sports? I've had glasses a long time, and they greatly improve my vision. However, i want to be able to go swimming and do other activities without worrying about wearing them. Will prk impr

Will prk surgery improve my vision enough for swimming and other sports? I've had glasses a long time, and they greatly improve my vision. However, i want to be able to go swimming and do other activities without worrying about wearing them. Will prk impr

PRK: After prk recovery there is no reason to limit your activity including swimming and those other sports. It is always a good idea to protect your eyes during activities where there is a projectile object , like racquet ball, tennis, soft ball etc. ...Read more

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If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

You will see better: Think of the eye as a camera, and glasses as a new lens; the camera does not wear out because the lens was changed. We tend to think that glasses or contacts can make the eyes weaker and more dependant on them. In fact, the eyes do not "wear out" when the proper prescription lenses are used - you just see better! you may also have less strain and fewer tension headaches caused by squinting. ...Read more

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Does it matter at what time you get your sleep (from 3am to 11am for example), or simply as long as you get 8hours of rest, you're fine?

Does it matter at what time you get your sleep (from 3am to 11am for example), or simply as long as you get 8hours of rest, you're fine?

This may be: O.K. But on a regular basis it is not in sync with the normal light/dark cycle called circadian rhythm. In the long run it might affect the controls of the endocrine/autonomic (automatic) systems. That could affect the monthly rhythm of the periods. ...Read more

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How many hours before you go to bed is it safe to exercise without it negatively affecting sleep?

How many hours before you go to bed is it safe to exercise without it negatively affecting sleep?

A couple of hours: Generally your body needs an hour or two after exercise to achieve enough relaxation to attain sleep easily. Some of that relates to needing a small "meal" that includes protein and carbohydrates so that your muscles will build and recovery the best. The amount of time also depends on how vigorous and how long the exercise session was - the more intense, the more time needed before sleep. ...Read more

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If job burnout goes on for to long can a person start getting anxiety if so what can help if you just ain't take time off.

If job burnout goes on for to long can a person start getting anxiety if so what can help if you just ain't take time off.

Learn self -care.: To address stress ; burnout: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?

Can you tell me how much time  does it take to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?

In ; out of bed TKR: You should be able to get in and out of bed by yourself within 4-5 days post op. ...Read more

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Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?

Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?

Short or tall: Weight bearing exercise: walk, run, jump (rope or sports) help to keep bones in spine and hips strong. Of course need to get enough vitamin d, calcium, etc. Eat right, exercise. Stay active. May need a vitamin d supplement depending on location, sun exposure, and dietary intake. ...Read more

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Best time to get a massage before or after strength training? how long after - while you are still sore or wait? how do athletes stagger this?

Best time to get a massage before or after strength training? how long after - while you are still sore or wait? how do athletes stagger this?

After and still sore: Having massage after working out and while still sore will help flush the buildup of lactic acid from your muscles. Deep tissue massage while you are still sore may be a little uncomfortable during the session. Drinking plenty of water before and after your session is a good idea. The benefits of your massage may not be as long lasting if you opt for your session before a work out. ...Read more

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How long does augmention stay in your body after you stop taking it? Also, during this time can you catch a cold?

How long does augmention stay in your body after you stop taking it? Also, during this time can you catch a cold?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): A trace of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will remain in your body for a few days (less than a week). Side effects like diarrhea usually clear up in 2-3 days after stopping. If you have persistent diarrhea, a seroius complication called pseudomembranous colitis can occur. Go see your doctor. Also, antibiotics do not kill vituses therefore one can get a cold during antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get migraines and head aches if not wearing your glasses for a pro lonnged time period?

Can you get migraines and head aches if not wearing your glasses for a pro lonnged time period?

Possibly: The strain could lead to migraines. More likely it would be a headache from accommodation because you were not wearing full correction and the eye muscles were worked to the point it caused the headache. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would not using your eye for a long time make you blind?

Hi docs, would not using your eye for a long time make you blind?

For the most part no: For the most part, it really doesn't make much difference pat you are looking at. With respect to the optics of the eye, you could be looking at a tree, a bird or a mountain, or a book, none of which will blind you. Of course, don't look at the sun, a welding light, etc.. Always use common sense. ...Read more

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After a migraine, how long does it take for your extremeties to stop being numb?

After a migraine, how long does it take for your extremeties to stop being numb?

4-72 hours: Termination headache phase of the migraine. It may last for hours or more than a day (4-72 hours). Although you may feel better, some symptoms may persist. As the intensity of the headache wanes, the headache phase blends into the postdrome and numbness will stop. ...Read more

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