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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Short Sightedness

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Can I have laser treatment for my short-sightedness?

Can I have laser treatment for my short-sightedness?

See an MD eye doctor: An ophthalmologist is a physician trained to examine and treat the eyes. He or she would be able to examine you to make that determination. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Short Sightedness (Definition)

Short sightedness = myopia = Ability to see close objects well but with difficulty seeing objects ...Read more


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What do you think is the best way to treat myopia (short-sightedness)?

What do you think is the best way to treat myopia (short-sightedness)?

Spectacles,contacts,: Depends on the age and the extent of nearsightedness. No single answer. Under 18 glasses or contacts. Over 18 possibility of various types of surgery can be considered. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from short sightedness how this can be cured?

Glasses?: Treatment for near or farsightedness would be glasses or other optic manipulations. Short-sightedness, i'm not sure there's a cure for. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short sightedness?

Short sightedness: Short sightedness = myopia = Ability to see close objects well but with difficulty seeing objects that are further away. ...Read more

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How do a cataract and short-sightedness differ?

How do a cataract and short-sightedness differ?

2 different things: A cataract is an opacity in the lens of the eye that can blur your vision. Myopia is a refractive error that is corrrectable with glasses in which your near vision is clear without glasses or contacts but can be made clear with the proper eyeglass or contact prescription. ...Read more

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I hav short sightedness with power almost 600&700, how can I prevent it from further rising n to lower the power? Wat to do n what to eat?

No natural solution: This is often hereditary and there is no way to prevent but some ways to correct it. For example, once the nearsightedness has stabilized, you may consider lasik. However even then, you may still at risk for retinal detachment and i urge you to get regular ophthalmologic exam in case that happens. Those purported eye training programs are bogus. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sight problems, such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness?

What are the causes of sight problems, such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness?

Internal growth: Almost all eyes are shorter than needed at birth (farsighted) and eyes grow with development. This changes the eyes to near and far sightedness to many. The cause then is growth combined with heredity and birth issues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between astigmatism and short-sightedness?

What is the difference between astigmatism and short-sightedness?

Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. Short sightedness is another term for myopia which uncorrected usually allows for good vision at near and blur at distance. ...Read more

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Does closing your eyes lead to short-sightedness?

Does closing your eyes lead to short-sightedness?

Causes fo Myopia: No. Shortsightedness (myopia) can be genetic , surgically induced or associated with corneal pathology. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I wear my glasses for short sightedness?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I wear my glasses for short sightedness?

When you need them: You wear glasses as much or as little as you need them in order to see better. Some people wear them all of the time; others, when they have no alternative. ...Read more

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What is the cause(s) of halos in short sightedness especially in 3rf trimester of pregnancy ie. 34 weeks.?

What is the cause(s) of halos in short sightedness especially in 3rf trimester of pregnancy ie. 34 weeks.?

Pregnancy vision : High hormone levels which occur during pregnancy can cause changes in the corneal curvature, resulting in prescription change, blurred vision and glare & haloes. ...Read more

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What causes short sightedness?

What causes short sightedness?

Genetics+environment: Myopia, in a simple model, depends on refractive index of cornea-tear film, lens, length of eye. So if any of these are altered so that the image focuses in front of the retina (steep k, longer eye, higher refractive lens index, etc.), then you become short sighted. The anatomy of the eye is inherited and a lot of near work can affect it. ...Read more

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Can staring at a monitor all day cause short-sightedness?

Can staring at a monitor all day cause short-sightedness?

No: Nearsightedness is a condition you're born with where your eyeball is too long and images focus in front of your retina. Presbyopia is a condition everyone gets around the age of 45 where you need reading glasses and has nothing to do with how much you use your eyes. ...Read more

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Does staring at a monitor all day can cause short-sightedness?

Does staring at a monitor all day can cause short-sightedness?

Not really: Short sightedness or myopia has no know cause. There is a strong genetic component plus other less understood environmental contributors. Staring at a computer has never conclusively been shown to worsen myopia or any other eye disease. ...Read more

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Can myopia (short sightedness ) treated naturally without surgery or glasses? I heard that sunlight could help

Can myopia (short sightedness ) treated naturally without surgery or glasses? I heard that sunlight could help

No: Sunlight will do nothing for myopia. This condition is due to an abnormal shape of the eye that results in refractive error (think of a lens directing sunlight to a specific point). It is a very common occurrence and by itself, results in no significant health issues. But to correct this so you can see in focus, you need contacts, glasses, or refractive surgery (e.g. Lasik). ...Read more

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I have myopia, short sightedness and want to play football? Help ?

I have myopia, short sightedness and want to play football? Help ?

Contact lenses: Contact lenses are your best bet. If not, then sports glasses that fit under your helmet. I recommend bringing your helmet in for fitting. ...Read more