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Dr. James Krick
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Difficulty Seeing Distant Objects (Overview)

Difficulty seeing distant objects is a symptom in which a person has trouble seeing things that are farther than 10 or 20 feet away, maybe due to being nearsighted.


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What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

Usually Glasses: Most people who have difficulty with distance just need to have the focusing of their eye corrected with lenses. Surgery may correct this also. Other more serious conditions can cause this as well. Need an exam to sort it out. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Difficulty Seeing Distant Objects (Overview)

Difficulty seeing distant objects is a symptom in which a person has trouble seeing things that are farther than 10 or 20 feet away, maybe due to being nearsighted.


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What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

Usually Glasses: Most people who have difficulty with distance just need to have the focusing of their eye corrected with lenses. Surgery may correct this also. Other more serious conditions can cause this as well. Need an exam to sort it out. ...Read more

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Difficulty seeing distant objects (Tip)

Poor vision is a frequent contrbutor to falls and fractures in the elderly. ...See more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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I can't see distant objects very well. Should i wear eyeglasses?

I can't see distant objects very well. Should i wear eyeglasses?

Maybe: If you can see clearly up close but not in the distance the problem is likely myopia, or near-sightedness. You can correct this with glasses, contacts or laser vision correction. See your eye doctor for confirmation and advice. ...Read more

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Do magnifying eyeglasses allow you to see distant objects?

Do magnifying eyeglasses allow you to see distant objects?

Maybe: People who are farsighted need + lenses (magnifying) to see far. If you are in your 40's additional magnifying will be needed on top of the distance prescription to see near. ...Read more

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13 yr grl need glasses to see distant objects clearly. Every year eye check up shows reduction in vision n increased lens power.Any way to stop this?

13 yr grl need glasses to see distant objects clearly. Every year eye check up shows reduction in vision n increased lens power.Any way to stop this?

No: Myopia tends to increase at a slower rate year by year until the mid twenties. There is no known way to stop this; correction by contacts and glasses can give good vision. When the proper age she can be considered for lasik correction if she wants that. ...Read more

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My mother's eye sight is +1.75. Does it mean her corrected vision is 20/20, if she can see distant objects?

My mother's eye sight is +1.75. Does it mean her corrected vision is 20/20, if she can see distant objects?

No: Eye sight is measured as 20/20, 20/30, 20/40 etc. The refractive power is measured in diopters (look up on internet). A + 1.75 is a power of correction for the eye. If this is her true prescription then she is far sighted (focus past the far point). If this is her reading add then it is for reading at about 22-24 inches. ...Read more

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Difficulty seeing distant objects (Tip)

Only drive if your vision is good enough, but try doing as many activities as possible. ...See more

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Eye problems, possibly glaucoma? Help please I am a 19 year old female who wears glasses and contacts because i cannot see distant objects. The past two weeks I have experienced eye pain in only my right eye. My right eye gets very very red and i would ge

Eye problems, possibly glaucoma? Help please I am a 19 year old female who wears glasses and contacts because i cannot see distant objects. The past two weeks I have experienced eye pain in only my right eye. My right eye gets very very red and i would ge

Hi, You : Hi, you can call your doctor's office first. Your doctor or another doctor is covering emergencies for the office and would absolutely come in to see you! thanksgiving weekend or not doctors are always on call to care for patients. If you go to er, an eye doctor on call will likely to be called in and if your doc has privileges in that hospital, s/he would need to come anyway. Hope it helps. Sincerely, irina ganelis, M.D. Los angeles eye institute http://losangeleseyeinstitute.Com. ...Read more

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Have macular pucker. Doorways wavy, objects larger but see 20/20. Could difficulty seeing curbs and turn lanes when driving at night be a symptom?

Have macular pucker. Doorways wavy, objects larger but see 20/20. Could difficulty seeing curbs and turn lanes when driving at night be a symptom?

Hard to say: Getting the opinion of a retina specialist that can examine the eye carefully and see what other, if any, eye problems might contribute, would be most appropriate. If there are no other problems and the pucker is identified as the cause symptoms, then the risk of surgery must be weighted against the magnitude of the problem and visual acuity, for surgical decision making. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Difficulty seeing distant objects (Tip)

Don't or stop smokeling as this can reduce circulation to the eyes. ...See more

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Although I have glasses i can't get a correct view of distant objects, small letters etc why this so?

Although I have glasses i can't get a correct view of distant objects, small letters etc why this so?

Depends: There may be an underlying medical condition interfering with your vision, or the glasses might not be perfect. See a specialist Eye MD in person to sort it out. ...Read more

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My eyesight seems to be unfocused for the past month and i can't make out distant objects or writing. What does this mena?

My eyesight seems to be unfocused for the past month and i can't make out distant objects or writing. What does this mena?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Difficulty seeing distant objects (Tip)

Please don't drive in the evening as it will get even worse due to glare. ...See more

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My eyes cannot focus on distant objects. Why not?

My eyes cannot focus on distant objects. Why not?

Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition where the optical system of the eye is too powerful for the length of the eye. This results in images being focused in front of the part of the eye that senses light (the retina). People with this condition see close up but not far away. The condition is treated with glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) or phakic iol. ...Read more

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Explain why the nearsighted eye cannot view distant objects well?

Explain why the nearsighted eye cannot view distant objects well?

Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition where the optical system of the eye is too powerful for the length of the eye. This results in images being focused in front of the part of the eye that senses light (the retina). People with this condition see close up but not far away. The condition is treated with glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) or phakic iol. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Difficulty seeing distant objects (Tip)

Improve your diet to be rich in anti-oxidants to support your eyes. ...See more

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Explain how eye can accommodate for viewing very close and distant objects?

Explain how eye can accommodate for viewing very close and distant objects?

Lens power increases: The focusing muscle of the eye ( ciliary body) contracts lowering the tension on the lens from fibers (zonules) that connect it to the circumferance of the lens the lens gets thicker and increases in power focusing light rays from near objects on the retina. When it relaxes the opposite happens the lens thins and distant light rays are put in focus. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Dim Vision (Definition)

occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around ...Read more