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Doctor insights on: Does Eye Strain Permanently Worsen Vision

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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


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What to do if i may have eye strain but im not really sure if its that or my vision getting poorer?

What to do if i may have eye strain but im not really sure if its that or my vision getting poorer?

Depends: Eyes can feel strained from ordinary, sustained used but that recovers with rest. If you are developing blur which is persistent, then you should see your ophthalmologist to determine if there is underlying pathology or just a need for eyeglasses. ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time with my vision on and off. I have a stress/straining feeling in my eyes and in between them. Feels like my eyes aren't aligned?

I'm having a hard time with my vision on and off. I have a stress/straining feeling in my  eyes and in between them. Feels like my eyes aren't aligned?

Get checked: It is not possible to give you any diagnosis for your symptoms online.You need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to get diagnosed.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does anxiety affect your eyes in any way? I have eye strain & my vision is ok but it feels like one of my eyes gets blurry sometimes . ?

Does anxiety affect your eyes in any way? I have eye strain & my vision is ok  but it feels like one of my eyes gets blurry sometimes . ?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please eye doctor and then go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I am used to watch computers and mobiles a long time. Now I find my eyes straining to get vision. I get headaches and nausea every evening. I can't fo?

I am used to watch computers and mobiles a long time. Now I find my eyes straining to get vision. I get headaches and nausea every evening. I can't fo?

Eye exam: See an eye doctor for a thorough eye exam. If you need glasses, that can lead to headaches and eyes "straining". If symptoms of headache and nausea persist or worsen, see your family physician! ...Read more

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Can reading on a smartphone too often cause dizziness/headache due to eye strain? My vision is 20/10 however gets blurry when focusing on small items

Can reading on a smartphone too often cause dizziness/headache due to eye strain? My vision is 20/10 however gets blurry when focusing on small items

Accomodative strain: An increasingly common syndrome. Near visual tasks such as reading or extensive close smart phone work causes eye strain. Never use your "distant" eye glasses for doing extensive near work. This aggravates the strain. Handy rule of 20's: Every 20 minutes of near work, look away, at least 20 feet, for at least 20 seconds of rest. ...Read more