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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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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