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What Is Difficulty Reading
There are many forms of reading difficulty. A somewhat well-known one is dyslexia. In this form the reader mentally flips letters around thereby making reading difficult. Another reading difficulty is about comprehension. A person may be able to read words but not understand their meaning well. A reading specialist at a school district or college can diagnose and guide. ...Read more
Dyslexia: Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Also called specific reading disability, dyslexia is a common learning disability in children. *http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dyslexia/basics/definition/con-20021904 ...Read more
In vision feels like thousand dots when in the dark. In light it it's less noticeable but present. Difficulty Reading black text on white background.
If you have difficulty reading the chalkboard from the back row, what vision problem could you have?
Refractive error: If you could do this at one time. And the eyes have not been injured or gotten any illness, then the most likely thing is that you have acquired a need for eyeglass correction, most likely myopia (nearsightedness) and perhaps a little astigmatism. See your ophthalmologist to get it measured and have the proper eyeglasses prescribed. ...Read more
Far sight blur images, difficulty reading minor details on boards or street sign at times., what to do?
Presbyopia: If you are over the age of 45 and had lasik to improve your distance vision, you are likely experiencing presbyopia. This natural change ultimately affects everyone and qill require you to wear reading glasses despite having excellent distance vision. Monovision lasik can focus one of your eyes for reading while keeping the other for distance. If you are under 40, see your surgeon about a touchup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am using progressive glasses, but having difficulty reading phone and computer so take them off. Defeating the purpose?
OFFICE progressive: You must be naturally near-sighted and reading without glasses is fine. Shamir makes a progressive (the office) designed for computer/reading that is considered a short environment lens. It is not good for driving so it can't be your only pair of progressives but it gives a wider field of vision than a regular progressive lens and is perfect for the computer.. ...Read more
I have extreme difficulty reading. My eyes skip words and sentences and i don't retain the info. Or understand it. With other neuro. Symptoms. Causes?
Neuropsychologist: If you have seen a neurologist you might follow up with a neuropsychologist. That type of doc will test you and determine your strength and areas where more development is needed and offer suggestions for that. The very best to you. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Most likely you are getting dry eyes. When we read, we stare and do not blink as often. Our tears will evaporate and unless we blink and flush new tears over our eyes, they will get very dry. Try using over the counter artificial tears. Main difference is how thick or thin they are. If tears still do not help, you may need to see and eye doctor to see about other treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hit the top of my head on a beam five days ago. I didn’t pass out but had a lump. Today I had blurred vision and difficulty reading for an hour.
Concussion: is one possibility. Please see your doctor for diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Taking 6 300mg gabapenten dail y with stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) does GABA affect vision?
I have difficulty reading , just got new bifocals june tx
I had a cataract one eye surgery 2 months ago. I still havereading problems. I have difficulty reading computer screenand books even with + 4 glass. What should I do?
Glasses too strong?: If your distance vision is good without glasses then +4 is too strong for reading or computer. Try +2.00 for computer and 2.50 for reading. You can get those at any drugstore. If that doesn't work you need to go back to your ophthalmologist and see what the problem is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get help: A proper psychoeducational assessment by a clinical psychologist is the first step. ...Read more
I am bilingual. English is my second language (for 20y). I have no trouble with my first language, but I have trouble reading and spelling in English.
Language skills: That is not uncommon. Do you have a specific question about this? ...Read more
No: Not particularly. A person with schizophrenia may or may not have learning/reading problems. They are really separate conditions. I will add that, a person with schizophrenia may possibly be distracted by, for example, hallucinations and hearing voices, which could impact their reading and concentration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age related: I am guessing that you are somewhat nearsighted and over age 40. So your glasses correct your distance vision but you now cannot, because of your age, read at near through the glasses. So you take them off and you can read smaller print. The solution is to go to your ophthalmologist and get a pair of bifocal glasses which will do the trick. ...Read more
Could be either: You are asking if distance is blurred, can you make this distinction. Nearsighteds will have trouble at distance but usually can see well at near. Farsighteds if strongly farsighted will have trouble at distance and sometimes at near. Your ophthalmologist can tell you which side of this fence you fall onto. ...Read more
Having trouble reading and writing 1 mo after moderate concussion. Should i be practicing it or avoiding it?
Concussion Symptoms: Most concussion symptoms will resolve after two to three weeks. If symptoms persist, this is indicative of a more severe concussion. Concentration and attention difficulties can last longer, but will usually resolve over two to three months. A gradual increase in time reading and writing will improve your symptoms. In short, increase the time spent doing these activities as tolerated. ...Read more
My son has aspergers and has trouble reading social situations, he complains of voices, how can he succeed in school he has very high test scores?
Early intervention: The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services. Social skills are important to address intensively and early, i.e. with group skill training and individual therapy and coaching. Other associated symptoms may be alleviated with proper medication management as well. You should look into other resources, e.g. Autism advocacy online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My vision is blurred and having trouble reading atnight the lights tend to blur into each other, my blood pressure is low and I feel faint and tired ?
I have trouble reading lists in rows, dialing phone (hitting wrong numbers) using atm. Related to convergence insuff? Also thinning optic nerve l eye.
See an eye doctor: The problems that you are experiencing can certainly be related to convergence insufficiency. They may also be related to many other possible conditions, including cataracts, retinal disease, and optic nerve issues. See an eye doctor soon for a detailed examination, and if possible, bring any old records related to past eye treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any idea why, 30 minutes after drinking coconut water, I feel gross for about 15 minutes ? Nausea, trouble reading, urge to lie down, mental fog, etc.
More info: WHY do you drink it if it causes these problems??????? ...Read more
I've been having trouble reading aloud, and sometimes speaking. It's like my brain is working faster than my mouth is. Could this be from topamax (topiramate)?
Likely : Discuss with your prescribing doctor to see if it is safe for you to taper down or stop the medication. If symptoms improve, you have an answer. Slow dose escalation is recommended& tends to improve with time. ...Read more
My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. Will contact lenses help with reading problems? My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. About 3 years age is when i first found out that he was almost blind in his right eye the optic said th
Possible reasons I have short term memory loss, confusion, mild headaches, and some trouble reading(not vision)? Vit Deficiency? Brain Tumor? MS?
Needs Evaluation!: There are many causes for your symptoms. This needs a comprehensive evaluation. HealthTap Consult or your own Physician may well assist you. Wish you well! ...Read more
Adult adhd- what should I expect from generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 40mg? Trouble reading for more than 10mins, fidgeting, but no change after 2weeks on meds.
Expect more: Medication for add should make a real change in your performance, &often in confidence. The dose is relevant, but equally important are the regimen (other rx), the duration of effect, treatment of related conditions, & other factors.Look for other subtle signs of improvement; if none, then see your dr (hopefully, an expert in add) &the entire med regimen(incl your risp) should be reevaluated &adjusted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First day new med trouble focusing my eyes, trouble reading, slightly increased heart rate, and dizziness from ADHD meds. Go back to old meds or wait ?
22 year old with joint pain, stomach pain, trouble reading, irregular bowel, and 2 positive urine protien tests.
I have a pelto bismol which I bought 2 years back. I cant read the expiry date as the numbers faded. Is it still safe to use it?
Peptobismol expired: hello ! No shake it well and you should be ok. But it costs pennies, just throw it away and buy a new bottle. Its cheap and OTC ! Thanks ...Read more
Dr. Linville apparently cannot read a diagnosis as I have stated it. Yes, it has been 9 years and yes it still hurts with meds. Not all sugeries wrk!
It's unfortunate: Sorry to hear your surgeries didn't work. ...Read more
My brother does not have down syndrome. Although he cannot read, write, or recognize different colors, he can memorize names/ faces.Is there any cure?
Diagnosis: The first thing is get him properly diagnosed. I would start with a pediatric neurologist or behavioral pediatrician. The evaluation should include chromosomal analysis with a micro array assessment. In addition a neuropsychological assessment should be done to determine what is are his strengths and weaknesses and help develop a program for teaching him. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am suffering from OCD. please help me out. very serious state. Just cant read for my exams.
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