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Doctor insights on: Reading Readiness

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Are reading glasses for distance vision?

Are reading glasses for distance vision?

No: Reading glasses correct presbyopia, which happens with age to everyone. These are "plus" lenses. Plus lenses can also correct hyperopia (farsightedness), so it can help some people's distance vision. "minus" lenses correct myopia (nearsightedness). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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Nearsighted from using reading glasses?

Nearsighted from using reading glasses?

Nope!: Reading glasses will notable you nearsighted. Quite the opposite, reading glasses, if too strong, will worsen farsightedness. So use as low a strength as you can comfortably read with. ...Read more

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Are reading glasses necessary while reading if one is farsighted?

Are reading glasses necessary while reading if one is farsighted?

Likely: Depending on your age, reading glasses may be needed in hyperopic patients. After 45 years of age, reading glasses would definitely be needed. At younger ages, the patients can accommodate to correct their hyperopia and reading vision. ...Read more

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Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Aspergers: Try all cats have aspergers, my book max gamer, and depending on age, freaks, geeks, and aspergers syndrome. http://www.maxgameronline.com learn more here http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance glasses when they try to read. This typically happens when they get into their mid-40s. They develop a loss of focusing power up close called presbyopia (happens to everyone). ...Read more

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Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

No: Nearsightedness is programmed into the shape of the eyes. Some studies have loosely linked use of nightlights and excessive near work by young children with nearsightedness, but it is not conclusive. Feel free to use the computer as you normally do. ...Read more

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Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?

Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?

Yes: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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Who needs +5 reading glasses?

Who needs +5 reading glasses?

High powered readers: +5 is a very high powered reading lens, more than twice as strong as normal reading glasses for a 50 year old. The reading power is added to the distance rx to get a final power. So, if a person had a distance rx of +3.00, and a +2.00 reading power, that would add up to +5.00 total. If the vision is less that 20/20, high power gives more magnification. Or, if working very close (8 inches). ...Read more

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Help for child with anxiety and reading difficulty?

Help for child with anxiety and reading difficulty?

Two different issues: Have your child undergo a comprehensive, individual psychological evaluation - it will give insight to both dilemmas. Pending the outcome of that evaluation, you may want to engage a child psychologist for therapy and a reading specialist to improve the reading deficits. ...Read more

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Difficulty reading lots of text without sore eyes. Drops?

Difficulty reading lots of text without sore eyes. Drops?

Dry eyes: Most likely you are getting dry eyes. When we read, we stare and do not blink as often. Our tears will evaporate and unless we blink and flush new tears over our eyes, they will get very dry. Try using over the counter artificial tears. Main difference is how thick or thin they are. If tears still do not help, you may need to see and eye doctor to see about other treatment options. ...Read more

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Difficulty reading and concentrating as adult! add?

Adult add: People don't develop add as adults. It should be present from childhood. Symptoms of add could be due to multiple causes including: sleep disorder as apnea, medication side effects, depression, anxiety, neurologic condition. Have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have macular pucker in both eyes stage 2. Blurry driving and using computer but not reading a book, newspaper or watching tv. Why?

Have macular pucker in both eyes stage 2. Blurry driving and using computer but not reading a book, newspaper or watching tv. Why?

Depends on location: It depends on the location of the epiretinal membrane causing your macular pucker. Reading vision primarily depends on what is happening in your fovea. if the membrane is not affecting the fovea, you will read fine, but see blur elsewhere. Because most people describe macular pucker as distortion rather than blur, consider that the blur may also have other causes like cataract. ...Read more

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Blood pressure reading 157-97-61 can't get diastolic reading down. Any advice?

Blood pressure reading 157-97-61 can't get diastolic reading down. Any advice?

Diet, exercise, meds: First make sure you are measuring BP after sitting down for several min. Make sure you are following a low sodium diet. Healthy lifestyle including exercise is important too. If BP still elevated, talk to your doc about medication options. ...Read more

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Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse. ...Read more

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Contact lenses trouble focusing on computer screen, what to do?

Contact lenses trouble focusing on computer screen, what to do?

Age related: You may be starting to enter the focusing of middle age termed presbyopia in which things intermediate and near start to become less clear. It is possible the contacts you are wearing are overcorrected which will accelerate this issue. Have your lens power checked and you can also discuss with the ophthalmologist a thing called monovision which can help. ...Read more

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