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Can I Decrease Nearsightedness
Not without surgery: There unfortunately is no way via diet, exercise, or exercises for the eye to reduce a refractive error. Laser vision correction though would reduce nearsightedness. To improve your vision at distance, i recommend a complete eye exam and then a discussion with your doctor of the options including glasses, contacts, or laser vision correction.See 1 more doctor answer
I've heard there are certain habits that worsen the degree of myopia (nearsightedness). What are these habits and what I do do decrease the degree?
Not really: Many practitioners will tell people in their twenties, when myopia naturally slows anyway, that if they fit them with their "special" (frequently expensive) lens, that the condition will not progress. Putting a piece of plastic on the eye surface will not change its evolution into whatever power it will end up at.
Yes,other causes too: Yes, myopia (near-sightedness) can show up in the 30's, although usually will appear earlier. There are many other possible causes for "fuzzy" vision, and you should be examined by an ophthalmologist to find the reason.
Very: This is the condition of the eyes in which near vision is generally ok but far vision is blurry. Also termed myopia. It is very common to a greater or lesser degree up to about 40% of the population by age 25. It is usually easily corrected with eyeglass, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like lasik.
Trouble Seeing Far: Myopia occurs in many people and means you have problems seeing far away but usually don't have trouble reading or seeing things closer to you. Typically it can't be prevented and occurs when the eye becomes a bit more oval or longer in shape. Any changes in vision should be evaluated by a doctor to be sure that it's not something more severe or dangerous. For example, diabetes can affect vision.See 2 more doctor answers
IT IS COMMON(MYOPIA): Nearsitedness (american english)and shortsitedness(british english) is common condition in young people where light that comes does not directly focus on the retina and makes distant objects out of focus.Medical term(myopia) there have been studies which found relationship between myopia and higher iq, and between myopia and school achievemen it is corrected with corrective lens glasses or contacts.
Only little changes: A person who becomes moderately or very nearsighted will have to remember to have glasses or contact lenses with him wherever he goes. If he forgets them, he can't see well enough to drive. He needs them for sports, to see a ball clearly. He needs them for swimming, to see in the water. At night, he needs them even more. Overall, glasses or contact lenses are only a minor inconvenience.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are many different types of contact lenses. The best depends on your particular eyes and how you plan to wear them. Your eye doctor can give you the best recommendation.
Reading: This is a misconception that is not true.
Contacts: Contact lenses are used to correct for most degrees of nearsightedness or myopia.
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