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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
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
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
After a retrognathism surgery to forward the jaw, will it weakened your jaw to contact, preventing to keep playing sports as you used to for example?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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