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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
107 doctors shared insights

Dim Vision (Overview)

occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around them seems less bright.


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What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

Diabetes: Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
107 doctors shared insights

Dim Vision (Overview)

occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around them seems less bright.


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What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

Myopia: No it does not mean you have low vision. Only means you are myopic (nearsighted) and need glasses to see things clearly at a distance. In your case anything more than about 10 inches away. ...Read more

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Dim vision (Tip)

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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Dim vision (Tip)

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

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Yes, possibly!: This could be due to diabetes. Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

Night blindness: Decreased vision in dim illumination can be normal or it may be related to eye related disease. See an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,698 doctors shared insights

Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Schainholz
52 doctors shared insights

Low Vision (Definition)

Low vision = visual acuity is 20/70 or less & can't be corrected with glasses. Usually related to some ...Read more