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How can I make your eye vision naturally with eye exercises better?

How can I make your eye vision naturally with eye exercises better?

Not really useful: Eye exercises have been suggested for decades to improve vision. The problem is they do not work. But the hope that they might is always in the minds of many and there are "therapists" who will take advantage of that hope to make money. Save your money and consider LASIK surgery as an option. ...Read more

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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How long does vision changes associated with amblyopia last?

How long does vision changes associated with amblyopia last?

Depends on the age: If a child gets treatment on time then it will cure it. If a child missed the window of oppertunity for the treatment then ambylopia will last for life time. That is why its important that a child gets vision test. ...Read more

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How does hyperopia affect your vision as you age?

How does hyperopia affect your vision as you age?

Need more correction: Hyperopia can be compensated by accomodation of your natural lens when you are younger. As you age this becomes less effective and by age 52 is lost. This means that you may need increasing lens power through the 30's for distance vision and by age 40 will need extra help (bifocals) at near. ...Read more

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How does one deal with glaucoma and vision loss?

How does one deal with glaucoma and vision loss?

Close follow up!: See your Ophthalmologist as scheduled and be compliant with your treatment. If you have significant vision loss there are many programs and organizations to help cope with poor vision. Ask your Ophthalmologist for a referral for a low-vision evaluation. ...Read more

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Does myopia only happen to adults with weak eyes?

Does myopia only happen to adults with weak eyes?

No: Myopia is most likely genetic. There is some evidence that doing a lot of reading or other tasks that require up close vision may also contribute to myopia. ...Read more

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How can I improve vision in a "lazy eye"?

How can I improve vision in a "lazy eye"?

Amblyopia: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. The eye may drift from the other - termed "lazy eye". ...Read more

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How can I improve vision in a lazy eye?

How can I improve vision in a lazy eye?

Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Does bilberry fruit extract work to improve vision? I want to improve my vision without getting glasses or contacts.

Does bilberry fruit extract work to improve vision? I want to improve my vision without getting glasses or contacts.

Unfortunately: there are no supplements etc which actually IMPROVE VISION..the REASON for some types of poor vision for example elevated blood sugar can be corrected with improvement of the vision itself! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does someone with glaucoma go before blindness?

How long does someone with glaucoma go before blindness?

It depends: When properly treated, they usually don't go blind. Acute forms of glaucoma can cause severe vision loss over a few days to weeks. More chronic forms (most common) cause slow loss of peripheral vision and later central vision over years to decades. ...Read more

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How can I improve my vision without using glasses?

How can I improve my vision without using glasses?

Visual training: Some people advocate visual training or specialized contact lens fitting. However, in my surgical eyecare practice, there is no way to improve your vision short of laser vision correction. Good luck and have a great day! ...Read more

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How did people deal with impaired vision before glasses?

How did people deal with impaired vision before glasses?

Squinting: They squinted a lot! the purpose of the front of the eye (the cornea and the lens) is to bend or refract light rays so they will be properly focused on the retina. By squinting the eyelids block out most of the peripheral light rays that would have to be focused the most and only let in the central light rays that will hit the retina properly without focusing. ...Read more

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How can you confused nearsightedness with double vision?

Not the same!: Nearsightness ( myopia) means you can not see things at distances. Double vision (diplopia) ones sees two images, not just blurry. Diplopia can be monocular or binocular. If double vision goes away with closing one eye you need an eye exam urgently. ...Read more

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How can I improve long distance eye sight?

How can I improve long distance eye sight?

Glasses or contacts: There unfortunately is no way via diet, exercise, or exercises for the eye to reduce a refractive error. To improve your vision at distance, i recommend a complete eye exam and then a discussion with your doctor of the options including glasses, contacts, or laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Glasses and contacts: Significantly help your vision if they are fit properly. In addition, your eyes will not get weaker by wearing them on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How do glasses assist with vision?

How do glasses assist with vision?

Improve focus: The eyes sometimes are imperfect and the focus cannot be naturally put in the proper place for best vision. Glasses bend the light according to an amount measured by your ophthalmologist so that the focus is on the best place on the retina for the light to be received at its sharpest. ...Read more

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How long does crossed eyes associated with amblyopia last?

How long does crossed eyes associated with amblyopia last?

See Below: If the strabismus, eye crossing, is not resolved with patching or surgery., it will always be present. ...Read more

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How does squinting help myopic people see?

How does squinting help myopic people see?

Blocks unfocused : Squinting cuts out some of the light that is not properly focused on the retina. It might cause wrinkles, but it won't hurt your vision. Your vision may degrade over time due to age, not due to squinting. ...Read more

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If you have eye problems and doesn't wear glasses or lens, will it cure overtime?

If you have eye problems and doesn't wear glasses or lens, will it cure overtime?

Lens makes you see: Glasses are worn to correct vision for distance or reading. Reading glasses are a normal need as we get older. Glasses do not cure diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more