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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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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not). ...Read more

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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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My vision suddenly blurs and things appear bent?

My vision suddenly blurs and things appear bent?

See an eye doctor: If your vision remains blurred and objects appear bent, there may be an issue with your retina - the film layer of the eye. If the blur comes and goes, there are other possible explanations, but in all circumstances, only a full dilated eye examination will be able to properly solve this problem. Do not delay your visit; this must be dealt with promptly. ...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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What is cause of declining vision?

Aging or disease: Difficult to answer without more signs and symptoms, test results. ...Read more

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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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Why do I get flickering zig zag vision after work out ?

Retinal problem: While this can be a symptom of retinal detachment, tear or vitreous detachment it is more likely due to hypertension. Zig zag lines can also be a sign of ophthalmic migraine. Take your blood pressure before and after a workout. I recommend a retinal evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...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

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