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Will i go blind as i get older?

Will i go blind as i get older?

Vision loss: Unless you have a primary problem with vision there is no reason to have visual loss as you get older. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


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How much distance must be from tv so that i don't get blind?

Television Risk: There is no good answer to this question given that blindness is not seen in this situation. Reasonable distance would be far enough to comfortably see the whole screen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eyesight to get worse before turning blind?

Yes: Most blinding eye conditions do not cause loss of sight immediately. Most cause a slow loss of vision over time leading to blindness if untreated. ...Read more

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Why do I get blinded momentarily after sitting for a long time?

Why do I get blinded momentarily after sitting for a long time?

Not sure: You mean when you sit up suddenly after sitting? Thats pretty normal. Otherwise, you need to speak to a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do some people get blindness and others don't?

Why do some people get blindness and others don't?

Luck: Blindness occurs sometimes at birth, in response to trauma, as a consequence of certain inherited conditions and due to illnesses like diabetes and glaucoma, and due to aging changes like cataracts and macular degeneration. Always wear eye protection, eat sensibly and have an eye examination regularly to maximize your chances of preserving good vision. If you are lucky, all this can be avoided. ...Read more

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If i accidentally sleep in my contacts, can I get blind?

If i accidentally sleep in my contacts, can I get blind?

NO: Extended wear contact lenses are designed for night-time sleeping. But regular lenses should be removed prior to sleep. An occasional "slip" is ok. But if it happens too often, then you increase the risk of getting a corneal infection (because the area underneath the closed eyelid is warm and moist and a breeding ground for bacteria). But you would know right away if you had a corneal infection. ...Read more