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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Holding Objects Closer To Read (Definition)

Nearsightedness is a symptom where a person has trouble seeing clearing faraway objects. ...Read more


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What is a way to reverse myopia/nearsightedness (besides surgery)?

Changing myopia: Briefly, there is not way to permanently correct myopia without surgery. Myopia is due to the combination of the eye length, the corneal steepness (refractive power) and the lens. To change myopia, one or more of these would have to be changed. Optometrist with variable success use contact lenses sometimes to temporarily change the eye surface and myopia. Corneal or lens surgery are needed. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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I'm wondering how to cure nearsightedness(myopi) without surgery?

I'm wondering how to cure nearsightedness(myopi) without surgery?

Not a cure but: Laser vision correction surgery is the only proven way to "cure" myopia. However, in selected patients, specially fitted contact lenses can be used to reduce your myopia so that you can see without glasses. This is called orthokeratology. Retainer contacts are required to maintain the effect. There are optometrists who employ this technique. ...Read more

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I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

LASIK: Lasik is now the standard of care and produces excellent results in the nearsighted (myopic) patient. It is accurate and safe and now has a 15 year track record of safety. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Yes: With cataract surgery, your eyes are measured and a lens implant can be placed that leaves you near sighted, or far sighted. Today's premium lens implants can do both. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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About how much does it cost for lasek eye surgery for nearsightedness?

About how much does it cost for lasek eye surgery for nearsightedness?

Varies: As with many purchases the cost varies based on the options. It can cost anywhere from $1000 to $2500 per eye or more. This depends on geographic location, technology offered, reputation and length of vision guarantee if any etc. ...Read more

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