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Only one of my eyes has bad eye sight. Is this rare?

Only one of my eyes has bad eye sight. Is this rare?

No: Many people see better with one eye. Not sure how you define bad. But all kinds of disease or trauma affects one eye only or first. Thus, we see many patients in the clinic with one poor eye. ...Read more

Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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What do I do if only one of my eyes has bad eye sight? Wear contacts in one?

What do I do if only one of my eyes has bad eye sight? Wear contacts in one?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of the poor vision, you may benefit from a contact in that eye or corrective surgery to have its prescription equal that of your better eye. If you have had poor vision in the one eye since you were young and you are now an adult, changing the prescription with contacts or surgery may still not improve its ability to see. ...Read more

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If I have bad eyes will my children also have poor eyesight?

If I have bad eyes  will my children also have poor eyesight?

Maybe........: Certain visual problems, such as near-sightedness (myopia) are hereditary. It will, in part depend upon your partner also. ...Read more

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Does poor eyesight cause puffy eyes/dark circles?

Does poor eyesight cause puffy eyes/dark circles?

No: Puffy lower eye lids are caused by many causes including, not enough rest, genetics, medical conditions or drug side affects. Your level of eye sight should not affect this. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any natural methods to improve poor eyesight in both eyes?

Not really: There are many reasons for poor eyesight. The most common, of course, is a need for eyeglass correction. But "natural" methods which i interpret to mean exercises and the use of herbal medication, cannot affect this. Check with an ophthalmologist to get the best solution. And to determine if there is another cause for the lowered vision. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if Asian people have poor eyesight due to them having smaller eyes?

Wanted to know if Asian people have poor eyesight due to them having smaller eyes?

No true: Asian eyeballs are the same size as other strains of humans. Their eyes appear smaller due to the excess fold of skin in the upper lid. ...Read more

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I have poor eyesight of about -7, and my cornea thickness is 535. What should I do to cure my eyes? Any treatment or surgery?

I have poor eyesight of about -7, and my cornea thickness is 535. What should I do to cure my eyes? Any treatment or surgery?

No Disease: You are a 7 diopter myope and i assume that yiur vision is correctable to normal levels with glasses. Your options include wearing glasses, wearing contact lenses or refractive surgery. Your cornea is of normal thickness and should not impose a deterrent to refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Yes: There are three ways to handle this: 1. Don't wear anything. 2. Wear contact lenses with swim goggles over them. 3. Get a pair of prescription swim goggles. ...Read more

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What causes bad eye sight?

What causes bad eye sight?

Asymmetrical eyeball: To see well, in the absence of disease or abnormality of the eye and its components, your eyeball needs to be round and your cornea needs to be smooth. If your eyeball is taller or shorter than it is long or if your cornea is not smooth, your vision will be affected and you will need corrective lenses. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have bad eye sight if a child?

Doctor can determine: Children should have an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and 5 years at a minimum. At these ages, doctors can detect problems and intervene before they result in permanent deficits. ...Read more

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What could I do I have a bad eye sight, to reverse it?

What could I do I have a bad eye sight, to reverse it?

Refractive error: Most likely your vision can be corrected with glasses, contacts or laser surgery. There is no "natural remedy" for these problems. If the vision cannot be corrected with these tools then there is some health problem that should be addressed. ...Read more

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Can using your smartphone at night cause bad eye sight?

Can using your smartphone at night cause bad eye sight?

No: Using your eyes to see things is not going to hurt your eyes. Watching tv in the dark, reading in poor light, using a smartphone are all fine. At least it won't make your vision worse. "eye strain" is really just fatigue from working too hard to see. ...Read more

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How do people get bad eye sight as they go from children to adults?

How do people get bad eye sight as they go from children to adults?

Eye changes shape: The eyeball gets less round and this changes the way the light is refracted through the lens. ...Read more

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What is the requirement for someone be considered to have bad eye sight?

What is the requirement for someone be considered to have bad eye sight?

Varies: In most locations 20/200 is the limit of legal blindness. Bad eyesight however, is any lowered vision which prevents someone from doing a task visually that is important to them. ...Read more

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Can crying too much cause bad eye sight?

Can crying too much cause bad eye sight?

No: Any effect of crying on the visual process is temporary (swelling of conjunctiva or blurriness). ...Read more

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Hallucination or just bad eye sight, how to know the difference?

Hallucination or just bad eye sight, how to know the difference?

Depends : If you're having visual hallucination, ask a person you know and trust if they are seeing what you were seeing. If not, get a psychiatric evaluation immediately. If it's bad eyesight, this can be determined by going to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could high levels of oxygen in an incubator cause bad eye sight?

Could high levels of oxygen in an incubator cause bad eye sight?

Prematurity: The classic issue with high oxygen in premature babies is the production of a condition termed retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in which abnormal blood vessels course across the retina, scar down and cause distortion and destruction of the retina. Facilities with incubators are well aware of this and run the course between survival needs for oxygen and retinal damage. ...Read more

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Bad eye sight in teens!?

How can I help?: By bad eyesight, do you mean that you see well only with glasses or contacts, or that you do not see well despite glasses or contacts? Each is treated very differently. I suggest you see an eye doctor, who will perform a full dilated examination as well as check your best potential vision. You can then discuss ways to improve your vision to its best potential. ...Read more

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Can bad eye sight be improved by eating carrots?

Can bad eye sight be improved by eating carrots?

No, but eat them: Antioxidants in the diet are very good for your overall eye health (carrots, leafy greens, blueberries, overall high intake of fruits and veggies). These primarily impact the health of the retina over your lifetime, and may have an effect on the development of cataracts, though this is a weaker association. These good things, though, won't change or decrease your need for glasses or contacts. ...Read more

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Does watching tv or the computer really give the kids bad eye sight?

Does watching tv or the computer really give the kids bad eye sight?

No: Watching tv or using computer does not decrease the vision or make near sightedness more likely. You should limit tv and computer and video games to less than 2 hrs per day, because prolonged sedentary activity leads to obesity.. The eye continues to grow and change shape very subtly in childhood which can lead to near sightedness, myopia, as well as heredity can predispose to myopia. ...Read more

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Could staring at a light bulb cause bad eye sight?

Could staring at a light bulb cause bad eye sight?

Unlikely: If you are worried about a past event, relax. Light damage to the retina does happen. But it takes prolonged (several minutes) of staring into a very bright light sharply focused on your retina. I would not recommend staring at a light again, though! there is no reason to risk any damage, so why do it?! ...Read more

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Will high levels of oxygen in an incubator cause bad eye sight?

Possibly: There is a condition known as retinopathy of prematurity that has been linked to oxygen supplementation in premature infants. Neonatologists are very aware of this condition and babies born prematurely are routinely monitored for evidence of this condition by ophthalmologists. Treatment, usually with laser therapy, is available to protect the developing retina if necessary. ...Read more

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I am getting bad eye sight. Which kind of eye doctor to see?

I am getting bad eye sight. Which kind of eye doctor to see?

An Ophthalmologist.: You should see an ophthalmologist. There are many possible reasons for poor vision. Some reasons are very dangerous such as bleeding from diabetic retinopathy or retinal detachment. Others such as glaucoma may be less noticeable by the patient. Infections, cancers and vascular changes of hypertension or ischemia are other dangerous problems that are discovered and treated only by a trained md. ...Read more

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Can high levels of oxygen in an incubator cause bad eye sight in kids?

Can high levels of oxygen in an incubator cause bad eye sight in kids?

Story of 1960s: Premature infants who were exposed to excessive oxygen exhibited retinal damage called retrolental fibrodysplagia, leading even to blindness. Since 1970s, monitoring of blood oxygen level has been a standard procedure whenever infant received extra oxygen. However, some premature infants especially extreme preemies continue to develop same complication today, known as retinopathy of prematurity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any good supplements to take that are in the market for helping bad eye sight?

AREDS: Areds pills (made by icaps ; preservision) are a specific cocktail of vitamins proven to slow down or stop certain retinal disease deterioration. It will not reverse poor vision though and can not be used by patients who are currently smokers. ...Read more