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Vision Problems (Definition)

Vision problems is also known as Vision difficulties.

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What are some things that causes vision problems in children?

What are some things that causes vision problems in children?

Many: Anything that blocks light into the eye or affects the focusing of the eye or damaged structures in the eye will cause the visual system not to develop properly. It is best to have a screening eye exam to identify visual problems early. ...Read more

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Could eyestrain mean vision problems?

Could eyestrain mean vision problems?

Perhaps: Eyestrain comes about from prolonged use even with normal eyes. But if your have eyestrain regularly and or quickly, then you might have your eyes checked by your ophthalmogist. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

Vision loss occurs from swelling, bleeding, and scarring of the retina. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Get a medical eye exam
Yearly
Keep glasses clean
Once
Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
Once
If cataracts are present, have them treated
Once
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How common are vision problems in older adults?

How common are vision problems in older adults?

Common: Older adults have the accumulated changes in refraction acquired through the years. To this is added any diseases they might have acquired which might cause vision problems such as diabetes, glaucoma, etc. And finally the additional vision issue related to middle age after age 40 (presbyopia) when near correction is needed. ...Read more

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I had lasik 3 days ago and still have hazy vision - anyone treated this problem?

I had lasik 3 days ago and still have hazy vision - anyone treated this problem?

Not unusual: You should call your surgeon, but it is not unusual to have haziness after lasik. It took my own lasik about a week to really clear up. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Tip)

Anxiety

Vision loss can exacerbate anxiety, just as any life stressor can. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Determine the best method to correct vision
Once
Use larger fonts when reading
Once
Use brighter lighted area to read, do activities
Once
Take eye vitamins
Daily
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Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?

Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?

Not usually helpful: Optometrists, a subset, engage in an activity termed "vision therapy" which is lengthy and expensive. They advocate it for a variety of visual fatigue and sometimes optical problems. These exercises have never been subjected to standard clinical tests and there is no proof that they do anything but provide a substantial income to the optometrist. Check first with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is laser operation for low vision of eyes is safe and effective ? Is it completely cures the low vision problem ?

Is laser operation for low vision of eyes is safe and effective ? Is it completely cures the low vision problem ?

Not totally effectiv: Laser is used to provide a correction equal to the best that eyeglasses can provide. It cannot cure low vision if eyeglasses cannot correct the low vision. Lasik is safe and effective but cannot treat this problem. ...Read more

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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

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