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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Is it possible to naturally correct myopia and astigmatism? (I currently wear specs) How can I prevent my eye conditions from worsening?
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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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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