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Dr. William Singer
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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. William Singer
3 doctors shared insights

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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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

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

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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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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Please don't drive in the evening as it will get even worse due to glare. ...See 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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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

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

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Dim Vision (Definition)

Dim vision is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes receive and transmit to the brain a lower level of "light" than normal, making settings appear as if ...Read more