Does it hurt the eyes to read in a moving vehicle?

Does it hurt the eyes to read in a moving vehicle?

No. It does not hurt, however, it will depend on each person getting nauseous or not..

Can I read in dim light? For children, is it harmful?

Can I read in dim light? For children, is it harmful?

Using dim light does not affect vision, but it can be tiring and difficult to read. The correct use is adequate lighting to facilitate a good reading and school performance of children.

Does sitting close to the TV affect vision?

Does sitting close to the TV affect vision?

There is no evidence that this damages the eyes. In children this habit disappears during growth. However, be alert, in cases of myopia in children ther sit very close to the TV to have better vision.

Does using the computer affect vision?

Does using the computer affect vision?

No. However, its use for a prolonged period may require eye strain, causing fatigue and eyestrain. You should take frequent breaks, looking away from the screen.
If the vision becomes blurred, it may be a sign of convergence insufficiency and an ophthalmologist should be consulted.

Is it necessary to allow cataract to ripen before its surgery?

Is it necessary to allow cataract to ripen before its surgery?

Currently the best time to do a cataract surgery is when the low visual quality interferes with social activities and work. Generally people still have normal activities, and the modern method of phacoemulsification provides the immediate return of their activities. The idea of ripe cataract is completely unnecessary.

Is the use of colored contact lenses bad for the eye?

Is the use of colored contact lenses bad for the eye?

Several good quality lenses and laboratories are in the market for user consumption. The best way to start using it, is with the ophthalmologist’s guidance, who will examine the cornea, the measures of its curvature, and indicate the best option for the customer.

Does glaucoma occur preferably by one’s race, color or sex? Is it contagious?

Does glaucoma occur preferably by one’s race, color or sex? Is it contagious?

There are no scientific studies indicating tendency for one’s color or sex. However, there is reference to age. Their occurrence is frequent after 40 years of age in individuals with disease family history. Moreover, the short-sighted and people of African origin, are also more susceptible to it. Glaucoma is not contagious.

Are there any medical treatment for those who have early cataract?

Are there any medical treatment for those who have early cataract?

There is no effective treatment for cataract but surgery.

Can contact lenses stop behind the eye, when it moves?

Can contact lenses stop behind the eye, when it moves?

Contact lens can not go to the eye’s back, nor reach the brain because there is no passage, and when it moves  to the upper eyelid,  the lenses can be removed easily.

When is the child's vision formed?

When is the child's vision formed?

At birth, the child sees little, developing vision every day until five years old, when he reaches full vision, as an adult has. Therefore, noticing any change in the child, take the child to an ophthalmologist before completing the visual training.

What are the frequent symptoms that indicate in children the need of glasses?

What are the frequent symptoms that indicate in children the need of glasses?

The most common symptoms are: headache, malaise during reading and after school, frown, squint into the distance, approaching objects for reading and disinterest for reading.

Is the sun bad for the eyes?

Is the sun bad for the eyes?

The best time for sun exposure is from 7am to 10pm and after 4pm. Direct solar exposure at other times of the day can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration.

When search for an ophthalmologist?

Many are the ocular signs and symptoms in children that are unnoticed by parents or in adults that self-medicate, significantly impairing the vision vision.

The considered normal child, should be taken to the ophthalmologist around 4 years old for the first examination, and if any visual change is detected, the child can be examined regardless of age, including newborns.

The assessment of visual function and integrity of ocular structures must be part of routine pediatric examinations. Often the child sees well only with one eye, being the bearer of amblyopia, which is a reduction in central corrected visual acuity, and this age group is in a  timely manner to the recovering of this eye vision, through specific treatment.

In case of premature neonates, patients with congenital infections, congenital anomalies and chromosomal aberration should be submitted to fundus examination especially to help in systemic treatment and in the immediate commencement of visual recovery, according to the problem presented.

In adults, the most common problem presented to an ophthalmologist is the self-medication. Red eyes do not only mean conjunctivitis, it is often a sign of another disease such as glaucoma, uveitis, keratitis, Korean ulceration, or simply refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism), which can worsen if the person uses any eye drops, especially one based on corticosteroids.

When you experience any visual change as pain, redness, foreign body sensation, discharge, tearing, blurred vision, immediately look for an ophthalmologist. You may apply cold compresses on the eyelids, which will give comfort before the specific treatment.

Consulting the specialist is the smartest way to prevent diseases.

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