Im nearsighted... Some sight improvement pls?

@viney17 (688)
Philippines
October 16, 2011 10:20am CST
so im near sighted, from reading books, computer and using things like that. I can't read clearly a 12 font text a meter away from the monitor. I just can't give up using computers, without this, i would fail because there are numerous projects and assignments requiring the use of computer. About the diet, yes i eat with a healthy diet. any tips to improve my vision? My vision detoriates only 2 years ago, my vision that time is top notched but then, my vision just blurred and worsen. Help me _
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
16 Oct 11
Unfortunately we have the same issue... I have a problem in my vision and I can't read it too. I can read myLot because it's really big but if you move the laptop a little farther then I won't know what was written there. I can't even recognize people because I it's really blurry, I can't watch TV without my glasses or contact lenses on. This is also because of reading in the dim light or reading when I'm lying (grandma said) when I was still in college... and excessive use of computer and washing my face while my eyes are still tired from viewing the computer the whole day. Try to drink some carrot juice or eat carrots. I heard carrots are good for the eyesight. There are also capsules to improve blurring eyesight but I am not sure about it, I havent tried it.
@rahul2u (201)
• India
16 Oct 11
yes enelym001, you are right.taking carrot in your diet will be good for eyes.carrot have sufficient amount of vitamin A. also don't stick to your monitor, it will give strain to your eyes.if you are using HD monitor adjust the brightness to normal level.don't use too low or too high brightness. do exercise, take a pencil and hold it near your head at 30cm distance and concentrate only on tip of the pencil.like that place the pencil in different positions near to your head, left side and right side.it will relax the eye nerves.do it regularly.blink our eyes regularly.
@siri26 (331)
• India
18 Oct 11
Include Vitamin A rich foods like carrots, papaya etc. Do eye exercise. It helps you to improve. Don't sit before the system for many hours. i f you sit then every half an hour close your eyes and try to rotate your eye ball in circular motion and then just open and close your eyes. This will help you to keep away your eyes from getting dried and tired.
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
17 Oct 11
I'm short sighted too! Now I have to wear glasses every time I'm on the computer! Because my eyes are so use to it, when I take my glasses off, the screen just starts getting blurry and I can't even read the words anymore I always have trouble catching the bus and reading signs because I can't see them! And it's so annoying having to search for my glasses in my bag or pocket and put them on just to see. I don't like wearing them all the time because it's annoying and it makes dents in my skin. I usually eat heaps of fish oil to improve my eye sight. But then again, it can be genetic, my Mum is short sighted and me too but just just too early. Wait until I'm an old grandma, my glasses will be as thick as a brick
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 11
I'm shortsighted myself as I also do a lot of computer work and I love reading also and when you take a break from that and look far into the distance it suddenly becomes a little unclear. I'm not overly worried about this and I don't think you can do any serious damage to your eyes. One thing I would say is have regular or yearly appointments with your local optician. I see my optician on a yearly basis and he tells me what is going on and the current advice that I received from him was not to worry as there was nothing serious going on with my vision and that being short sighted was a common occurance. I wouldn't worry about it too much and when you notice your eyes becoming tired you should take a brief break away from your computer and do something else and then return to your computer and carry on. Good luck. Andrew
• Philippines
17 Oct 11
You should be consulting your doctor immediately.
• United States
17 Oct 11
Outside of laser surgery, and adding more carrots to your diet, the only suggestion I have is to see an eye doctor for glasses or contacts. However there is an eye exercise I've used, which surprisingly helped to improve my eye sight for a while. It wasn't great, but it meant I could wear a less stronger prescription. It's not guaranteed though, and results vary from person to person. What I did was I made sure I wasn't wearing my glasses or contacts. I would then take my eyelid and gently squeeze my eye, forcing it to focus clearly for a few minutes for about ten minutes. I would repeat the other eye. I used to do this several times a day, but for some reason fell out of the habit. I am a lazy person sadly. You see, our eyes are considered muscles (for some weird reason), so it's okay to give them gentle exercise. Also..if you're concerned about visiting the eye doctor and have no desire to, maybe you could step away from the computer now and then? I don't mean to give up computers completely. But a few hours away a day may help. Which reminds me... are you using a CRT monitor, or an LCD monitor? LCD monitors tend to be easier on eyesight.
• Philippines
17 Oct 11
Prevention is better than cure. Prevent yourself on progressing your problem on your vision.You should seek for consultation of an eye doctor. Never try any ophthalmic medications unless your doctor said so. It may worsen the effect. When you are watching television, turn your lights on so that the radiation will be blocked by the light. When using computer, take a time to rest for at least 10 minutes so that your eyes can adjust. Another is to eat fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin A for good eyesight and proper vision. If these tips cannot eradicate your problem, go to the doctor for any correctional glasses. Never use contact lenses, it can irritate your eyes
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
16 Oct 11
How about your nutrition? What food are you eating? Are you taking in food that are good for the eyes? How about taking in food supplements or vitamins that are especially formulated or prepared for the eyes?
@rahul2u (201)
• India
16 Oct 11
hi don't worry about it.the eye sight is common in 3 out of 10 persons.i'm also suffering from near sight from past 6 years.first go and visit an eye specialist, and explain your problem to the doctor.find out how much sight you are having. i think you better to wear the spectacles for your problem.you are spending more time on computer, so prefer anti reflection glasses for your spectacles. don't see the monitor below 30cm distance.it is better to sit 45cm long.do some eye exercises regularly.don't give strain to your eyes. while you are before system don't see only the monitor.just see any other object around you.blink your eye lids regularly. maintain vitamin A in your diet.take care of your eyes.
16 Oct 11
Just the other day, I read something that said it makes no difference what you do. Bad lighting, screens, films, reading and all the other things traditionally associated with becoming short-sighted have no effect: you're short-sighted and that's that. (So am I.) Good lighting, taking breaks and getting proper glasses/contacts obviously save your eyes from tiredness, so those are all good. There is no cure for myopia (except laser surgery as already mentioned).
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
16 Oct 11
Did you ever visited a doctor? Did you had test if there is a lack of something in your food which might give you bad vision? Is there anyone in your family who has the same problem? Do you have other illnesses that can be the cause of your bad vision? The chace healthy food will change your vision is very very small. I would not count on it. If that was true not so many people would have bad eyes/wear glasses or contact lenses. Might be computer and television causes it too. It's what they alwasy said/say over here.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
16 Oct 11
I can't read that font either! I actually resorted to having two pairs of glasses. One is the normal far/reading bifocals. The other is specially for the computer, focusing at just under arm's length - that is further than the normal reading position. When I go for an eye test, I ask the optician to test and make a prescription for this length. They are never surprised or say anything about it, so I assume it is quite a common thing among computer users. I have no idea how to improve your sight other than laser surgery. Personally, I wouldn't want to have that!