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Will Lutein Improve Vision
Yes: Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only carotenoids known to concentrate specifically in the eye. They are believed to help filter damaging light and prevent free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye, and is useful in a number of eye problems. For example, you can take it to prevent or slow macular degeneration., may improve vision for cataract sufferers too. ...Read more
Transiently: Squinting artificially lengthens the eye a little ; allows someone to see things at a distance more clearly. This is the problem of the nearsighted(can see ok near).It is likely worse than 20/40 vision which is the level most kids start having trouble seeing the blackboard at school. ...Read more
Examination: Most vision lowered vision in your age group is due to a need for eyeglasses (or contacts). You can be evaluated for these by your ophthalmologist. If you have underlying correctable problems they can be addressed at this time. Other solutions may include lasik correction and some other means. Eye exercises will not work and methods such as orthokeratology are short term only. ...Read more
Will blepharoplasty improve vision? Is it possible that my vision will improve after blepharoplasty?
Visual field yes: You visual acuity, how well you see, should not be changed by eyelid surgery. The exception is some blurriness or improvement due to post operative swelling. Long term, however, your vision should be the same. You visual fields, how large an area you can see, is often improved in the upper and outer directions due to removal of the redundant, visual field obstructing skin. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Vitamin A and vision: Either too little or too much vitamin a can result in decreased vision, particularly night vision. The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin a is to eat a healthy, varied diet. Vitamin a is contained in eggs, meat, fortified milk, cheese, cream, liver and some fish. Its precursor beta carotene is in bright yellow and orange fruit and vegetables and dark leafy greens. ...Read more
Unknown: Over the years, there have been many claims regarding eye exercises and improving vision. Except for one well-documented exception, that being the improvement in convergence insufficiency with "pencil pushup" exercises, none of those claims has been verified by any well-designed study. Hence, the best answer is, no one knows...Yet! ...Read more
Does bilberry fruit extract work to improve vision? I want to improve my vision without getting glasses or contacts.
Amblyopia: Treatment for amblyopia is mainly giving that eye its full correction for glasses and/or patching the better eye to stimulate the amblyopic eye. Surgery may also help to align the eyes and possibly allow for stereovision to better develop. There is no clear evidence that "vision therapy" helps in any way except to make the parents hopeful and poorer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinhole effect: When you squint, you narrow the opening in front of your eye to allow only direct rays of light into the eye which improves clarity. Ophthalmologists use this as a clinical test with a pinhole paddle to see if you need eyeglasses. This is not functionally useful as it cuts off the major amount of light but is a good test for a need for glasses. ...Read more
Eat well: http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/foods-eye-health This link will be a good resource for you. This is the information i tell my patients in how to eat well for improving and maintaining their ocular health. ...Read more
Pinhole effect: Squinting narrows the space between the lids and eliminates stray light, allowing the direct rays to focus on the back of your eye, improving the focus. In the clinic we use a device with many pinholes in it to measure visual potential and you do something similar with squinting. It unfortunately eliminates much of the light so it is not a practical device. ...Read more
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