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Doctor insights on: Vision Problems Wearing Bad Glasses

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Do vision problems like blurry or double vision come and go with ms or do they stick around after they start? at what point should you get glasses?

Do vision problems like blurry or double vision come and go with ms or do they stick around after they start? at what point should you get glasses?

Optic Neuritis: Vision loss in multiple sclerosis is secondary to optic neuritis, which often resolves mostly if not totally. Color vision and contrast sensitivity may remain impaired even when visual acuity improves. No harm in wearing glasses, but see a low vision specialist to avoid the intellectually-barren "balance lens." Double vision can be due to intranuclear ophthalmoplegia or a cranial neuropathy. ...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


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What did people do for vision problems before glasses were invented?

What did people do for  vision problems before glasses were invented?

Natural selection: Caused peopel with poor vision not to be able to hunt or gather very well. They usually did not do as well as people who could see. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses or glasses better for correcting vision problems?

Are contact lenses or glasses better for correcting vision problems?

Refraction: Either contact lenses or eyeglasses can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. If there is another eye problem such as dry eyes, ocular inflammation, or infection, glasses may be the better choice. ...Read more

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Saw on web about Gunnars Computer glasses.For long exposure to screens.the glass have +0.2 power. but i have no vision problems.Are they safe?

Saw on web about Gunnars Computer glasses.For long exposure to screens.the glass have +0.2 power. but i have no vision problems.Are they safe?

No need: Just make sure to blink frequently and look away for a brief time or give yourself short breaks. We tend to stare at the monitor and forget to blink. Blinking stimulate tear production otherwise you will dry up. When we look up close we contract our eye muscles which after a while it will cause eye strain. You need to look away to relax muscles. People over 40 May need computer glasses ...Read more

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Can myopia improve? Went to new optometrist have new glasses with L-.5 R-2, vision problems. Before L-1 R-3, never vision problems or lot of headaches

Can myopia improve? Went to new optometrist have new glasses with L-.5 R-2, vision problems. Before L-1 R-3, never vision problems or lot of headaches

Unlikely : Once diagnosed with myopia you will likely need corrective lenses permanently. Of course you can possible get laser surgery done to correct the myopia but you will need to speak to an eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


Vision Problems (Definition)

Vision difficulties are any problems a ...Read more