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Doctor insights on: What Can You Do To Prevent Weakening Eyesight

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What can you do to prevent weakening eyesight?

What can you do to prevent weakening eyesight?

Probably nothing: If by weakening eyesight you mean "presbyopia" which is changing focal length with aging, nothing. Gimmicks which have you exercise your eyes are of no value. It is caused by stiffening of the lens as you age. Other causes of decreasing eyesight, such as macular degeneration or retinopathy, can sometimes be treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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I get palpitations just after i get to sleep, which weakens me. How do I prevent this?

I get palpitations just after i get to sleep, which weakens me. How do I prevent this?

See a doctor: The heart's is not "copper wire." it's living tissue that changes behavior depending upon hormonal and nervous system factors, among other things. People often feel heartbeats when they lie down because (a) there are no other distractions so you notice it more (when do you start to hear all the noises your house makes?) and (b) hormonal and nervous system alter the hearts electrical properties. ...Read more

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Really bad eyesight, can I prevent it from getting worse?

Really bad eyesight, can I prevent it from getting worse?

Likely not so bad: All people with bad eyesight tend to believe theirs is the worst case on the planet. Usually not even close. There is no way to stop eyesight which is due to a need for eye glasses. You need to be sure your bad eyesight is not from a correctable problem so have your ophthalmologist evaluate your eyes and advise you what is the best course of action. ...Read more

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Could not wearing your prescribed glasses weaken eyesight?

Could not wearing your prescribed glasses weaken eyesight?

No: The eyes will do the best with whatever you hang on your nose. Wearing the proper glasses will give you clear vision but not affect the future of the eye and will not weaken the eyesight. ...Read more

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How can you prevent further eyesight loss?

How can you prevent further eyesight loss?

It depends: If you are over 40, it is best to see and eye doctor annual because many ocular conditions are more frequent with age. Some of these, such as open angle glaucoma, are painless and you may be unaware of the problem and not be appropriately treated. Chronic conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, require monitoring and treatments are available to preserve vision. ...Read more

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How can you prevent my eyesight from getting weaker anymore?

You can't: There is no exercise or therapy to strengthen eyes. Eyes change over time, but not always for the worse. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent eyesight from getting progressively worse?

Is there any way to prevent eyesight from getting progressively worse?

Care: The main thing wold be to take good care of your eyes. The natural genetic progression of how your how ages and your vision changes cannot be changed unless you have some form of surgery such as lasik or cataract removal with the placement of an intraocular lens. In lieu of that, you can protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses with 100% uva & uvb blockers and sports goggles when engaged in sports. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my eyesight from going bad when using the computer?

Shift and move: First of all, the cumulative number of hours is probably the biggest risk for eye strain. The issue of eyesight is complicated and research is not clear on 'damage' from computer use compared to eye fatigue, strain, etc. By 'shift and move', i mean to look away from the screen, ideally toward the distance repeatedly throughout the days, take breaks, walk around. Reduced glare shields may. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever tried using pinhole eyeglasses to prevent their eyesight from worsening?

Yes, in the past: In fact, pinhole eyeglasses were often used a few hundred years ago. The problem with the pinhole is that it makes things appear dimmer, reduces peripheral vision, and just as with all glasses, cannot prevent or stop vision changes. A person would have better focus only while wearing the glasses, but the above side effects make pinhole glasses impractical. ...Read more

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I am myopic & I use glasses of no. 2.0 but II don't wear them all the time, only during lectures.Wil it weaken my eyesight more?

I am myopic & I use glasses of no. 2.0 but II don't wear them all the time, only during lectures.Wil it weaken my eyesight more?

No it should not: It may even be better to do your reading and studying without them as it relaxes your accommodation and allows you to use your nearsightedness to read. ...Read more

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Can eye surgery to improve your eyesight also prevent other eye disorders like glaucoma?

Can eye surgery to improve your eyesight also prevent other eye disorders like glaucoma?

Not really : If you are referring to LASIK, no. This procedure does not prevent glaucoma. If you are referring to cataract surgery, there are times that the intraocular pressure is sufficiently better to help protect the optic nerve. Also, the angle configuration of the eye may be substantially improved to help protect against acute glaucoma. But these don't necessarily prevent glaucoma. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent or relieve stress?

What can you do to prevent or relieve stress?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent hypoglycemic shock?

What can you do to prevent hypoglycemic shock?

By working with: Your entire diabetes team on an effective regimen of diet, exercise, weight loss (if needed), medication, monitoring, prevention, control of other risk factors etc. Make sure you're eating properly and not on an excessive dose or number of medications. Hopefully you're being followed by a competent endocrinologist. Hypoglycemic shock, as such, should be very very uncommon. ...Read more

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What is aids and what can you do to prevent it?

What is aids and what can you do to prevent it?

AIDS or acquired: Immunodeficiency syndrome is an illness caused by the progression destruction of part of the human immune system by the human immunodeficiency virus. It is transmitted from person to person via sexual exposure (especially in male to male circumstances and not efficiently heterosexually) and from blood transfusion or needle sticks from contaminated blood. Safe sex is best for protection. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent yourself from crying over nothing?

What can you do to prevent yourself from crying over nothing?

See below: Seek counseling. We all need someone and help in this life we lead. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed, get help asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent back injuries if you work at a desk?

What can you do to prevent back injuries if you work at a desk?

Posture, walking: Make sure you're using good posture. If possible, take at least a 5 minute walk break every hour. Consider a standing desk, which has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity and other medical conditions. The bottom line is to find ways to reduce the amount of sitting, which has negative health effects. ...Read more