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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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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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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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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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Wanted to know if Asian people have poor eyesight due to them having smaller eyes?

Wanted to know if Asian people have poor eyesight due to them having smaller eyes?

No true: Asian eyeballs are the same size as other strains of humans. Their eyes appear smaller due to the excess fold of skin in the upper lid. ...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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Does anyone know any natural methods to improve poor eyesight in both eyes?

Not really: There are many reasons for poor eyesight. The most common, of course, is a need for eyeglass correction. But "natural" methods which i interpret to mean exercises and the use of herbal medication, cannot affect this. Check with an ophthalmologist to get the best solution. And to determine if there is another cause for the lowered vision. ...Read more

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I have poor eyesight of about -7, and my cornea thickness is 535. What should I do to cure my eyes? Any treatment or surgery?

I have poor eyesight of about -7, and my cornea thickness is 535. What should I do to cure my eyes? Any treatment or surgery?

No Disease: You are a 7 diopter myope and i assume that yiur vision is correctable to normal levels with glasses. Your options include wearing glasses, wearing contact lenses or refractive surgery. Your cornea is of normal thickness and should not impose a deterrent to refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Yes: There are three ways to handle this: 1. Don't wear anything. 2. Wear contact lenses with swim goggles over them. 3. Get a pair of prescription swim goggles. ...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