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Is it possible to improve poor vision?

Is it possible to improve poor vision?

Depends: This depends on the cause of poor vision. Glasses for myopia/ hyperopia is one cause that can be corrected. Only a thorough eye exam can determine the cause of poor vision. Please see an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treament. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Poor Vision (Definition)

Poor vision means vision is worse than 20/40. Best vision is 20/20. Most common cause is a need for new glasses, uncorrected astigmatism, cataract, dry eyes, lazy eye. Other possible causes include a poor diet (lack of veggies), macular degeneration, glaucoma. Let us know if you ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Poor vision?

What is the definition or description of: Poor vision?

Poor vision: Poor vision means vision is worse than 20/40. Best vision is 20/20. Most common cause is a need for new glasses, uncorrected astigmatism, cataract, dry eyes, lazy eye. Other possible causes include a poor diet (lack of veggies), macular degeneration, glaucoma. Let us know if you have any other questions. ...Read more

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Could my poor vision be causing me headaches?

Could my poor vision be causing me headaches?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Do pinhole glasses help for poor vision?

Do pinhole glasses help for poor vision?

Sometimes: If the reason for your poor vision is a refractive error (i.e., can be corrected with glasses), then many times pinhole glasses can improve vision. The reason is that the pinhole only lets one ray of light through a hole, so there is theoretically no focal point where multiple light rays converge, and thus the single ray is 'in focus' at any point along it. They don't work for cataracts, etc. ...Read more

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Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Possible: If the prescription between the two eyes are significantly different, you could feel off-balance. This would most commonly occur following cataract surgery in one eye. ...Read more

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Poor vision after IV infusion of contrast dye?

Poor vision after IV infusion of contrast dye?

Needs evaluation: Rarely contrast dye can knock loose some intravascular deposits which can lodge in narrow vessels and change the function of the part supplied. This has been reported rarely with the ophthalmic vascular supply. Have you ophthalmologist see this immediately to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can refractive error or poor vision improved by tablets?

Can refractive error or poor vision improved by tablets?

No: There are no pills or eye drops to change your refractive error. Poor vision, however, can be for other reasons. See your ophthalmologist to make sure your eyes are healthy. ...Read more

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I have really poor vision, are there some prescriptions or contacts?

Depends: The cause of your decrease in vision needs to be identified before a solution can created. The most common cause of decreased vision is refractive error which can be corrected with glasses or contacts. If the decreased vision is from an eye health problem, other solutions maybe available. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What happens to people with extremely poor vision, say in the future? Any good implants?

What happens to people with extremely poor vision, say in the future? Any good implants?

Depends: Depending on your illness, treatments and studies are available. Check online or sepak to your eye doctor. Have a great day. ...Read more

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If eyeglasses did not exist in ancient history, how did people with poor vision see at all?

If eyeglasses did not exist in ancient history, how did people with poor vision see at all?

Poorly: The first evidence that humans tried to imprve vision was the discovery of magnifying 'pebbles' about 1500 years ago.

In ancient times, those with poor vision were untreated. Unfortunately this remains a significant problem in poorer nations where people cannot get or afford glasses. ...Read more

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What kinds of eye surgeries help for poor vision?

What kinds of eye surgeries help for poor vision?

Poor vision: It depends on what the cause for the poor vision is. If it is a refraction problem then surgery would not be required. If it is due to a cataract then cataract surgery would be required. ...Read more

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Can poor vision increas with time?

Yes. Sometimes.: Poor vision, regardless of the cause, may fluctuate and deteriorate more depending on the cause. The good news is that many causes of poor vision can be addressed and treated. Talk to an eye specialist about the specific cause of your poor vision. ...Read more

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Could nystagmus be from poor vision?

No.: Nystagmus comes from abnormal movement of eyeball caused by extra ocular muscles controlled by nerves that try to regain equilibrium because of confused signals sent from semicircular canals in inner ear. Nothing to do with vision. ...Read more

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Why do albinoes have such poor vision?

Why do albinoes have such poor vision?

Pigment disorder: As you would expect, albinism is caused by an abnormality in the pigmented tissues of the body. The eye has a pigmented layer, also abnormal in albinism, resulting in poor visual acuity, nystagmus, etc. ...Read more

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Can you eat carrots to improve poor vision?

Can you eat carrots to improve poor vision?

No: Carrots do contain carotenoids, the precursor to vitamin a but deficiency in the western diet is extraordinarily rare. If you have poor vision it should be evaluated by an ophthalmolgist, but eating carrots almost certainly with have no effect. ...Read more

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Do people with complete achromatopsia have poor vision?

Do people with complete achromatopsia have poor vision?

Yes: Complete achromatopsia is a rare deficiency in total color perception which unlike all other forms of color blindness, comes with a diminished photoreceptor count leading to poor vision. This is inherited and unfortunately cannot be fixed with any known treatment. ...Read more

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Poor vision while driving at night. Getting worse as I age?

Poor vision while driving at night. Getting worse as I age?

Yes: Driving vision often gets worse as we age for several reasons. One is increasing cataract causing blurred vision and increased glare with headlights. Another is that pupil size tends to decrease as we age, letting less light in. ...Read more

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Can you eat carrots to improove your vision if you have poor vision?

Can you eat carrots to improove your vision if you have poor vision?

Depends: Carrots are a good source of vitamins and beta carotene, needed for eye nutrition. However, this alone is not curative. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if you can't see the 20/50 line in a snellen chart? Does it mean you have poor vision?

Poorer than 20/40.: Means that you see at twenty feet what a well sighted person might see at fifty feet. It means that your vision is less than someone with 20/40 vision, but better than someone with 20/60 vision. ...Read more

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Is it possible to improve your poor vision with vitamins?

Is it possible to improve your poor vision with vitamins?

No: Severe vitamin a deficiency can cause blindness, but if you live in a developed country you'll be getting a sufficient amount. ...Read more

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I have poor vision. Should I take vitamins and will they improve my eyesight?

I have poor vision. Should I take vitamins and will they improve my eyesight?

Depends..: There are many reasons for poor eyesight, and ways to improve it range from simple glasses to laser to surgery. Supplements like omega-3 have been shown to help with dry eye/blepharitis, and macular degeneration, and vitamins a, c, e, copper, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, etc. Have been shown to help slow down certain types of macular degeneration. See an eye md (ophthalmologist) for more advice. ...Read more

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Why do a vast majority of asians have poor vision and need glasses? Genetic, or not?

Why do a vast majority of asians have poor vision and need glasses? Genetic, or not?

Genetics: While the exact science has not been worked out, it is likely that the need for glasses in certain countries and ethnic groups is explained by the common genetic background of those people. ...Read more

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Slept in over counter contactshad symptoms n following order, smoky vision, watery, sensitive light, burning, now just poor vision. O this is the 3rd day?

Seek help now!: You may have a serious problem with the corneas of your eyes which are the watch crystals of your eyes that the contact lens rides on. Over the counter contact lenses are never a good idea. Please find a local ophthalmologist for help or go to your nearest emergency room for care. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Is astigmatism a combination of poor vision and myopia?

Is astigmatism a combination of poor vision and myopia?

No: Astigmatism is a separate issue in which the cornea is somewhat oval and the correction is a reverse oval in the glasses or contacts. You ophthalmologist can show you the two issues on your latest refractive prescription. ...Read more

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Why do albino people have such poor vision in the eyes?

Why do albino people have such poor vision in the eyes?

Lack of melanin.: Neural development of the optical system requires the presence of the pigment melanin, which is deficient in oculocutaneous or ocular albinism. This can lead to a number of vision defects, such as astigmatism, decreased acuity, photophobia, retinal hypoplasia, and nystagmus. ...Read more

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Is my retinal surgeon to blame for my poor vision?

Unknown: Without specifics of your case, there is no way to answer your question. ...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


Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more