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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Overview)

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 doctor specializing in vision.


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I've 20-60 vision. What is that?

I've 20-60 vision. What is that?

Lowered vision: If your 20/60 vision is best corrected, then there is some problem with your eye which limits the best acuity. If it is the best uncorrected, there may be some improvement even to normal with eyeglasses. The fraction 20/20 indicates the smallest print that can be seen at 20 feet while 20/60 means the normal can see them at 60 feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,666 doctors shared insights

Vision (Overview)

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 doctor specializing in vision.


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What causes sparkles in my vision?

What causes sparkles in my vision?

Retinal changes, etc: Sparkles termed photopsias, can occur from changes in the character of the vitreous in the back of the eye mostly due to aging, but can also be due to retinal detachments, and some inherited retinal changes. They can also be a thing that occurs with migraines. You should visit your ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Poor vision is a frequent contrbutor to falls and fractures in the elderly. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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R= PL-0.50x180 L= +1.75-2.25x10 PD.66 what is my vision?

R= PL-0.50x180 L= +1.75-2.25x10 PD.66 what is my vision?

I don't know : You have myopic astigmatism in both eyes, left more than right. This alone doesn't answer what you are actually seeing (vision) in each eye. Your eye doc can measure that in the office. Good luck and I hope you're seeing well with your spectacle correction. ...Read more

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How can I impair my vision?

How can I impair my vision?

Really?: I'm not advising 'ways' to harm vision. Your eyes are probably the most precious resource that you have, so protect & take care of them. If you are having vision problems, see an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is your non-vision time?

What is your non-vision time?

?????: I have never heard of this term but i guess it refers to periods without visual input (ie when eye are closed or during sleep). ...Read more

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Is 20/30 and 20/40 vision bad?

Depends: These are levels of vision that still indicate good and useful vision. If you are used to 20/20 vision and you have a drops to 20/30 or 20/40 (uncorrectable) then it may seem bad to you. In my state of washington, the break point for a driver's license is a vision level of 20/40, so the state does not consider this 'bad'. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Only drive if your vision is good enough, but try doing as many activities as possible. ...See more