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Doctor insights on: What Causes Bad Eye Sight In 6 Year Olds

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Only one of my eyes has bad eye sight. Is this rare?

Only one of my eyes has bad eye sight. Is this rare?

No: Many people see better with one eye. Not sure how you define bad. But all kinds of disease or trauma affects one eye only or first. Thus, we see many patients in the clinic with one poor eye. ...Read more

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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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What do I do if only one of my eyes has bad eye sight? Wear contacts in one?

What do I do if only one of my eyes has bad eye sight? Wear contacts in one?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of the poor vision, you may benefit from a contact in that eye or corrective surgery to have its prescription equal that of your better eye. If you have had poor vision in the one eye since you were young and you are now an adult, changing the prescription with contacts or surgery may still not improve its ability to see. ...Read more

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Does poor eyesight cause puffy eyes/dark circles?

Does poor eyesight cause puffy eyes/dark circles?

No: Puffy lower eye lids are caused by many causes including, not enough rest, genetics, medical conditions or drug side affects. Your level of eye sight should not affect this. ...Read more

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If I have bad eyes will my children also have poor eyesight?

If I have bad eyes  will my children also have poor eyesight?

Maybe........: Certain visual problems, such as near-sightedness (myopia) are hereditary. It will, in part depend upon your partner also. ...Read more

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What causes bad eye sight?

What causes bad eye sight?

Asymmetrical eyeball: To see well, in the absence of disease or abnormality of the eye and its components, your eyeball needs to be round and your cornea needs to be smooth. If your eyeball is taller or shorter than it is long or if your cornea is not smooth, your vision will be affected and you will need corrective lenses. ...Read more

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Can crying too much cause bad eye sight?

Can crying too much cause bad eye sight?

No: Any effect of crying on the visual process is temporary (swelling of conjunctiva or blurriness). ...Read more

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Can using your smartphone at night cause bad eye sight?

Can using your smartphone at night cause bad eye sight?

No: Using your eyes to see things is not going to hurt your eyes. Watching tv in the dark, reading in poor light, using a smartphone are all fine. At least it won't make your vision worse. "eye strain" is really just fatigue from working too hard to see. ...Read more

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Could staring at a light bulb cause bad eye sight?

Could staring at a light bulb cause bad eye sight?

Unlikely: If you are worried about a past event, relax. Light damage to the retina does happen. But it takes prolonged (several minutes) of staring into a very bright light sharply focused on your retina. I would not recommend staring at a light again, though! there is no reason to risk any damage, so why do it?! ...Read more