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Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Yes: Pinhole can help sharpen vision, but at the expense of decreasing your field of vision (see straight ahead only with no peripheral). Eye strain can be reduced by having the proper refractive correction. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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Will eye exercised improve or help your eye vision?

Will eye exercised improve or help your eye vision?

No: Practitioners of this termed vision therapy, claim many things. It is possible there is some increase in visual efficiency but no increase in basic vision is possible. Eye exercises have never been proven to help. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises improve the eye sight?

Can eye exercises improve the eye sight?

No: Eye exercises can make the eyes feel more comfortable, and might have some effect on eye misalignment, but they will not change the basic eye power needs for eyeglasses or contacts. ...Read more

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Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of glasses. Plus, lens tiniting can be used to reduce glare and improve contrast. See you ophthalmologist for a full evaluation and refraction. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Yes: If the strain is coming from presbyopia (loss of accommodation) and long hours of use. Adjust the power of reading glasses to the focal point distance from the computer screen vs. Font size (and reduce glare). ...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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Could eye exercises help vision correction?

Could eye exercises help vision correction?

No evidence: This has been a long standing hope of those who wear glasses that something simple like eye exercise can improve vision. There is no evidence that this will work. Don't spend any money on such programs. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more

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Could glasses improve your eyesight?

Could glasses improve your eyesight?

Depends: Glasses made properly will allow clear vision - which is an improvement. Glasses will not alter the underlying power of the eyes so wearing them will make no change in the eyes needs for glasses. ...Read more

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Might glasses help eye strain?

Might glasses help eye strain?

Absolutely: If you have an eye error such as myopia or hyperopia---with or without astigmatism---correcting it will help your vision and can relieve eye strain. ...Read more

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Can eye surgery to improve your eyesight also prevent other eye disorders like glaucoma?

Can eye surgery to improve your eyesight also prevent other eye disorders like glaucoma?

Not really : If you are referring to LASIK, no. This procedure does not prevent glaucoma. If you are referring to cataract surgery, there are times that the intraocular pressure is sufficiently better to help protect the optic nerve. Also, the angle configuration of the eye may be substantially improved to help protect against acute glaucoma. But these don't necessarily prevent glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Sometimes: Prisms will shift the image and can improve the appearance of modest strabismus. But if the turning of the 'lazy eye' is too much, then the prism needed for cosmetic correction would be too thick and would itself disturb the cosmetics. ...Read more

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How to improve eyesight through eye exercises?

How to improve eyesight through eye exercises?

Unknown: Over the years, there have been many claims regarding eye exercises and improving vision. Except for one well-documented exception, that being the improvement in convergence insufficiency with "pencil pushup" exercises, none of those claims has been verified by any well-designed study. Hence, the best answer is, no one knows...Yet! ...Read more

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Do pinhole glasses help for poor vision?

Do pinhole glasses help for poor vision?

Sometimes: If the reason for your poor vision is a refractive error (i.e., can be corrected with glasses), then many times pinhole glasses can improve vision. The reason is that the pinhole only lets one ray of light through a hole, so there is theoretically no focal point where multiple light rays converge, and thus the single ray is 'in focus' at any point along it. They don't work for cataracts, etc. ...Read more

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Would prescription computer glasses damage my perfect eyesight? How does anti glare help

No and see below: Glasses do not change your eyes. Anti-reflective coatings help reduce the glare from the glasses themselves. They also make the glasses more "clear". ...Read more

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Can squinting actually improve your eyesight?

Can squinting actually improve your eyesight?

Transiently: Squinting artificially lengthens the eye a little ; allows someone to see things at a distance more clearly. This is the problem of the nearsighted(can see ok near).It is likely worse than 20/40 vision which is the level most kids start having trouble seeing the blackboard at school. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

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Glasses (Definition)

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