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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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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?

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?

There may be some: There have been some studies showing that children who use night lights, perform excessive near tasks, and spend few hours outside, have an increased chance of becoming myopic. That being said, it does not necessarily lead to nearsightedness. ...Read more

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Do contacts lenses slow the progression of or even decrease nearsightedness?

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. ...Read more

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My vision seems fuzzy lately. Can nearsightedness show up in your 30's?

My vision seems fuzzy lately.  Can nearsightedness show up in your 30's?

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. ...Read more

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What is nearsightedness?

What is nearsightedness?

Nearsighted: A person is nearsighted when light is focused in front of the retina, thus making far away images fuzzy. This can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Many people are born slightly farsighted and become more nearsighted as they get older. ...Read more

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How common is nearsightedness?

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. ...Read more

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How do you fix nearsightedness?

Glasses, contacts : Near sighted people see better up close without glasses, and need glasses for distance vision. Glasses, contact lenses and surgery can be used to help a near sighted person see better. ...Read more

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What is myopia (nearsightedness)?

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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm nearsighted?

How can I tell if i'm nearsighted?

Easy: Things up close will be clearer than those far away when optical correction (glasses or contacts) is absent. ...Read more