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How To Reduce Cylindrical Axis Power In Eye
It changes shape: The lens is elastic and is suspended under tension in the eye. There is a circular muscle attached to the lens. When this muscle contracts, the circle gets smaller. This causes the tension to be less on lens. It's natural elasticity makes it become more round. This increases the refraction power. ...Read more
Nutrition: You can't delay the effects of aging on the eyes for long. Nature catches up with cataract and presbyopia. Do pay attention to good nutrition though. Ared study showed importance of supplementation in preventing wet macular degeneration. Most believe that nutrition is important in ocular health but doses to use are not agreed upon. An exam of the retina is a good way of gauging health too. ...Read more
Progressive lens: the intermediate power is the transition between the distance power and the reading power at the bottom of the lens, all are measured in diopters. the intermediate power varies depending on what portion of the lens you are looking through ...Read more
Unfortunately none: The need for prescription eyeglasses is not a disease state, but is actually determined by the shape of the eye. For example, nearsighted individuals tend to have longer eyes, farsighted people have shorter eyes and those with astigmatism have corneas that are slightly oblong rather than round. No exercises or medicines can change the eye's shape - only corrective lenses and surgery can do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refraction: I am guessing what you mean is that you have some degree of visual blur and would like to eliminate this. There is no exercise or "natural" way to do this. You can see more clearly, if that is the only problem, with eyeglasses or contacts prescribed by your ophthalmologist. For a more permanent solution, lasik refractive surgery can be done. See your ophthalmologist for the best route. ...Read more
Can you tell me for prescribing glasses, is the visual axis or the optical center axis more important?
Both are: The correct axis aligns your astigmatic spectacle correction to the correct axis of astigmatic error in your eye. Optical centers align the center of the lens to the center of yor visual axis. If either of these are incorrect you will not be receiving the full correction of the prescription, and could experience blurred vision and eye strain. ...Read more
Can you tell me about what it means by visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses?
Lowered vision: The 20/200 line (6/60 in metric units) is usually the letters below the big "e" on the standard vision charts. This is also the level for legal blindness in most states. It is quite a lowering of vision and means that with the best eyeglass correction, only that level can be obtained. ...Read more
Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve
Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more
Do wearing of glasses to correct astigmatism at the age of 3yrs also helps to stimulate the eye development(getting cornea round) faster in kids ?
Glasses don't change: Wearing glasses refocuses the eyes do that the brains gets a clear image. This helps prevent amblyopia (lazy eye) in children. Wearing glasses does not affect the growth of the eye and won't increase or decrease the changes in shape of the eye over time. The biggest reason to wear glasses is to ensure normal vision development (prevent amblyopia). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How much can eye sight change in the months following lasik? Eyes are off by ~0.5. Will they equal out, blurry distance in dry right eye. 3 weeks post
Vision after LASIK : Vision after lasik can fluctuate quite a bit in the early postop period. Your prescription should stabilize as you get closer to 3-4 months postop. In the meantime, you should try frequent non-preservative artificial tears to eliminate any dryness present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your eye doc: But honestly there is not a table to convert this. ...Read more
Anticholinergic: Dilating eye drops, commonly Tropicamide & cyclopentolate, act by blocking muscarinic receptors in the iris sphincter muscle thereby blocking cholinergic input which causes the pupil to dilate. This effect is termed Anticholinergic, and the effect that makes the pupil smaller (miotic) is termed Cholinergic. There is also an effect on accommodation which is why dilation affects your near focus. ...Read more
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