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Is It True That Reading In Dim Light Can Damage Your Eyes
Not at all: Neither is there truth to the myth that reading in the dark or sitting too closee to the television will damage your eyes. The eyes are essentially solid-state video cameras, and cannot be damaged by dim light, uncomfortable reading distance or anything short of trauma. Of course, reading with good lighting is more comfortable and enjoyable! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If corneal thickness is 510 + 2 and eye pressure reading is 15, then is the true pressure 17? (i'm using travatan z).
No: Most ophthalmologists do not adjust pressures based on corneal thickness. The important measurement is the pressure drop that occurred with treatment. If you have 20-30 percent drop, you are fine. ...Read more
I have been reading online the costco does eye exam and you don't need to be a member to go there. Anyone know if thats true?
Costco: I believe that you do not need to be a member. ...Read more
Blurred vision in a: Healthy young person without other known ocular disease usually is due to uncorrected refractive error or dry eyes. Again, this is if there is no other ocular disease process ongoing. Try using lubricating eye drops to minimize any surface dryness leading to blurred vision. If this does not help then a good exam with a refraction for spectacles will be necessary. ...Read more
See an Eye MD: With your age approaching presbyopia or need for reading glasses, this may be the cause. Especially if you have actual farsightedness in your refractive error. Other causes include convergence insufficiency which is not as often. Plus a variety rare causes. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause and if needed prescribe glasses. ...Read more
Presbyopia: You are experiencing symptoms typical of people when they get to their 40's. Even if you haven't needed glasses up until now, most everyone starts to need them for reading at some point. This is because the lens inside your eyes gets stiffer and can't accommodate for reading. The need for reading glasses gets gradually worse during your 40s and 50s but eventually levels off. ...Read more
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