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Can I decrease nearsightedness?

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. ...Read more

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Holding Objects Closer To Read (Definition)

Nearsightedness is a symptom where a person has trouble seeing clearing faraway objects. ...Read more


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How can I lessen my lazy eye?

How can I lessen my lazy eye?

Define "lessen": Lazy eye or amblyopia in a 49 yo would most often be permanent. If you mean can an alignment problem be improved, probably. But since useful vision is one way the eyes stay lined up, it may not stay fixed.This happens because one eye is weaker or sends a different image to the brain.If caught early & treated, some vision can be preserved.If it goes on too long, the brain turns the weak camera off ...Read more

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How can I reduce melanin in my eyes?

How can I reduce melanin in my eyes?

Not a good idea: The level of melanin in your eye (such as your eye color) is genetically determined and cannot be changed. Not sure why you would want to reduce the melanin in your eyes. Its both normal and healthy to have melanin. As a matter of fact, people who have no melanin have a condition called albinism and can have significant eye problems as a result of the lack of melanin. ...Read more

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How can I improve my vision without using glasses?

How can I improve my vision without using glasses?

Visual training: Some people advocate visual training or specialized contact lens fitting. However, in my surgical eyecare practice, there is no way to improve your vision short of laser vision correction. Good luck and have a great day! ...Read more

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Can i help myopia while wearing glasses?

Can i help  myopia while wearing glasses?

Probably not: In general, you cannot alter your need for glasses by wearing or not wearing them (assuming that you have the correct prescription). Thus, your myopia will neither be worsened or be stabalized by wearing glasses - glasses simply make the vision as clear as possible. Wearing glasses will not make you more dependent on them, and not wearing them will not cause vision loss (except in young children. ...Read more

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I have short-sightedness with degree of 150-200 for both eyes. How can I improve my eyesight instead of wearing glasses?

I have short-sightedness with degree of 150-200 for both eyes. How can I improve my eyesight instead of wearing glasses?

Options...: For correcting near-sightedness include glasses, contacts, and surgeries. Surgeries can be broken down into two broad groups: laser-based surgeries such as lasik or intraocular-based surgeries such as refractive lens exchange. Your near-sighted prescription should be stable before considering any type of surgery. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

Many choices: This is a discussion to be had with your eye doctor. Usually, this discomfort will subside aas you become used to the new prescription. If not, you could consider not wearing glasses and wearing contacts instead or perhaps even laser vision correction. If these are not an option, changes in the material and shape of the glasses lens can sometimes help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent near-sightedness?

How can I prevent near-sightedness?

One theory...: There is a theory that near-sightedness is made worse by repeated accommodation, the process of bringing an image up close to see. The more one reads up close, the faster the near-sightedness develops. With this theory, one should hold all reading material at arms-length to minimize accommodation, and thereby, decrease the progression of near-sightedness. ...Read more

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How can I prevent vision loss over the years?

How can I prevent vision loss over the years?

Regular Examination: The best way to prevent vision loss is by regular examination. There are no known supplements, vitamins or remedies. Ask your eye specialist regarding the frequency of examination. ...Read more

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How can I improve my eye sight?

How can I  improve my eye sight?

Glasses or contacts: As long as your eyes have no health problems, you can wear glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision. If you are looking for surgery to help, consider lasik or relex surgery. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/procedures_relex.Html. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises help to reduce myopia?

Can eye exercises help to reduce myopia?

No: I am not aware of any controlled study demonstrating that eye exercises can reduce myopia. Over 30 years, I have not seen any patients in my practice who have reduced their myopia with eye exercises. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my eye vision number in a natural way?

How can I reduce my eye vision number in a natural way?

Glasses, contacts: Squinting or looking through a pinhole can help for a moment but these are not practical. There are no exercises or natural remedies that improve visual acuity. The best way to see better if you have a refractive error is to wear spectacles or contact lenses. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the melanin in my eyes?

How can I reduce the melanin in my eyes?

You probably can't: If you are referring to the dark pigmentation that can occur on the while of the eye (sclera) similar to freckles or a birth mark, it's not likely that you can reduce or eliminate it except in extreme cases where surgery can be performed. ...Read more

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Can myopia (short sightedness ) treated naturally without surgery or glasses? I heard that sunlight could help

Can myopia (short sightedness ) treated naturally without surgery or glasses? I heard that sunlight could help

No: Sunlight will do nothing for myopia. This condition is due to an abnormal shape of the eye that results in refractive error (think of a lens directing sunlight to a specific point). It is a very common occurrence and by itself, results in no significant health issues. But to correct this so you can see in focus, you need contacts, glasses, or refractive surgery (e.g. Lasik). ...Read more

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Can astigmatism and hyperopia to get significantly worse?

Can  astigmatism and hyperopia to get significantly worse?

Hyperopia get better: Hyperopia is when the anterior to posterior length of the eye is too short. When we are young and the eye is still growing it becomes less too short and therefore gets better. ...Read more

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How can I prevent glaucoma?

How can I prevent glaucoma?

See your eye doc: Yearly eye exams by an experienced practioneer will allow early detection of risk and treatment. ...Read more

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Blurred Vision, Blurring Of Distant Objects (Definition)

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