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I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?

Low BP: Is simply determined by taking the bp. The problem could be orthostatic problem from poor hydration or even autonomic dysfunction. Your symptoms do indeed correlate with a drop in BP as many of our patients have done so and it correlates. But the real diagnosis has to be searched. Go to your doctor and be examined well. Only then can you be treated well also. Good luck. ...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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Can I get headaches from bad vision?

Can I get headaches from bad vision?

Yes: Visual problems are one of the most common reasons for mild headaches. Get your vision checked and also visit your doc if there are any concerns. ...Read more

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How to get perfect 20-20 vision naturally?

How to get perfect 20-20 vision naturally?

Ancient desire: Perfect vision has been a goal for hundreds of years. Many schemes have been developed which have the effect of transfering cash from the schemer to those with poor vision. None have been proven to work. You need lenses or surgery to correct vision to perfect if it is now not perfect. ...Read more

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Why did i get astigmatism vision at age 19?

Why did i get astigmatism vision at age 19?

Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more

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Do people pass out when they get tunnel vision?

Do people pass out when they get tunnel vision?

Unlikely: Tunnel vision is most common after inherited retinal degenerations. It can occur in advanced ocular disease like glaucoma. In these cases it is gradual and fainting is not associated. If tunneling is acute due to vascular insult like embolic passage, then fainting is possible if the tunnel vision is accompanied by emboli in the brain or if it is due to loss of blood pressure causing fainting. ...Read more

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Is 20-20 vision the best vision people can get?

Is 20-20 vision the best vision people can get?

No: 20/20 is the standard defined normal but some have photoreceptors tightly packed and have superior optics so they can see smaller print than the defined standard of 20/20. ...Read more

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Can your vision get worse from squinting too much?

Can your vision get worse from squinting too much?

No: But getting some glasses or contacts would end the need to squint. Also squinting will give you ugly wrinkles. ...Read more

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Is there a way to naturally get 20/20 vision again?

Is there a way to naturally get 20/20 vision again?

No: If your vision is changing it indicates that something is going on. This could be normal or a sign of underlying disease in the eye or elsewhere in the body. You need to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get blurry when i wear contacts?

Fit or astigmatism: I assume you vision is clear with glasses. If so this is due to a incorrect fit or residual astigmatism. You may need a toric contact lens that corrects astigmatism. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get disability for having tunnel vision?

Tunnel vision: What is the cause of your tunnel vision? If the problems impairs you such that you cannot do activities of daily living or normal things you would do in society or if it impacts your ability to do job tasks then it may be judged to be disabling. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get all blurry and then i get get a headache?

See eye MD: At your age group, probably the most common cause of fluctuating vision and headaches is dry eyes. However, there are other serious conditions that need to be considered. The most common is a type of eye pressure problem called narrow angle glaucoma. You should see an eye md for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How often does a male in his mid-thirties get his vision checked?

How often does a male in his mid-thirties get his vision checked?

Depends on risks: You should have a thorough vision exam by a trained eye practitioner (optometrist or ophthalmologist) every 2-3 years before the age of 40, then every year or two after the age of 40. If you have diabetes, it should be an annual exam independent of age. A number of diseases can present/be found on a dilated eye exam. It's amazing how much information we can gain by looking in your eyes! ...Read more

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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i get blurred visions with my contacts?

Contact lenses: Can cause blurred vision due to one of several possible reasons. Your eye prescription may have changed, the contacts may be irritating your corneas, or your eyes may be drying out with the lenses in place. If you haven't seen your eye doctor for awhile, then you should follow up with him/her. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get fuzzy when I first stand up and start walking?

Why does my vision get fuzzy when I first stand up and start walking?

Orthostatic : It is most likely that you have orthostatic hypotension. Carotid baroreceptors do not adjust to postural changes as effectively as we age. Other causes could be cerebrovascular insufficiency due to blockages in the cerebral arterial system. ...Read more

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I get tunnel vision then can't see some times. What is wrong with me?

I get tunnel vision then can't see some times. What is wrong with me?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can as well as poor blood flow to the occipital lobes of the brain. Both of theses would explain the vision loss of both eyes at the same time. If only one eye is affected it could be a retinal migraine or transient central retinal artery occlusion, with cilio-retinal artery sparing of the central vision. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My vision is really bad so could i get it corrected? What is the procedure called?

LASIK or Visian ICL: Consider scheduling an appointment with a refractive surgeon in your area. There may be a treatment available. You can also google things like "lasik", "visian icl" (implantable contact lens for highly myopic patients) or "cataract surgery". Depending on your age and type of refractive error you have (i.e. Nearsighted or farsighted with or without astigmatism), there may be an option. ...Read more

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I started to use glasses when i was 4 years. Will my vision continually get worse?

I started to use glasses when i was 4 years. Will my vision continually get worse?

Should not!: Glasses are used to correct a "focus" problem. Your set of corneas and lenses are not in perfect focus, and so the glasses do the fine tune focusing for you. You started a bit early, but that does not mean anything else beyond that! you will need reading glasses coming up soon! ...Read more

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Could your vision get worse by looking at a technology screen closely, or being on your phone often?

Could your vision get worse by looking at a technology screen closely, or being on your phone often?

No: I always tell my patients if there were an issue with computer screen use or cell phones, then I would open an office across the street from Microsoft and have plenty of business. But they have no more problems with their eyes than the general population. ...Read more