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How Fast Does Vision Worsen With Glasses
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
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
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
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.
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
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
It can. : Yes. Refractive errors can change at variable rates. ...Read more
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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