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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

June 5, 2012
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Charles asks…

Hypochondriac or diabetes?

I’m always paranoid about being sick, so please help me separate fact from fiction.
I get a lot of UTI’s. I just had one about 2 or so months ago and I was taking cranberry pills to help. I went to the doctor first to make sure I had one (before taking anything) and I did. The cranberry pills worked. Or so I thought. I’m not taking them anymore and I still keep having to pee all of the time. It was better for about a month but I still have to urinate a lot. If my boyfriend moves in the slightest at night and it wakes me up, I HAVE to pee before I go back to sleep. I am urinating an awful lot, but like I said it doesn’t burn or anything and everything about it is normal, except the fact that I have to go a million times per day.
I also am ravenously hungry most of the time and I get weird food cravings. (Like right now I am SO hungry for donuts and milk but I’m lactose intolerant.) At first I thought I had an iron deficiency, because I was always craving meat and I’m always tired and my mom has an iron deficiency, but I’ve been taking supplements and they aren’t helping.
I’m not overweight, actually I lost a few pounds. When I went to the doc for my UTI, I weighed 101 pounds.
I don’t eat a lot of sugar and I try to eat healthy (I am so scared of getting fat but I don’t go crazy with it) and I go for walks a few times a week. Every once in a good while I’ll do yoga, but that’s the extent of my exercise.
Lately when my boyfriend and I get errr… intimate, I get tired so quickly. I never used to get so tired so fast and I don’t understand why. I get out of the house more than I used to and our sex life hasn’t changed at all, maybe a little more if anything.
I’m ALWAYS tired, but it doesn’t get in the way of things. I have a job and cleaning up my apartment after my BF and I seems to be a full time job in itself v.v
The thing that worries me the most is my vision. I’ve been having problems for a while now and a few years ago I got glasses. The only thing is they don’t seem to help too much with the blurriness. My vision has gotten worse, but I’ve kept it to myself because I am practically crazy lol and no one wants to hear me complain that my eyes are going bad at the tender age of 18.
I never thought I could have diabetes but I was watching Scrubs yesterday and it was the episode where Turk was diagnosed with diabetes because he kept having to pee all of the time. So I looked up symptoms and one of them was the vision thing and it kind of freaked me out because my eyes have been bothering me for a while. I get headaches a lot around my eyes, but I think they are just from my sinuses or allergies or something.
I want to go to the doctor and get checked but she already thinks I’m a nut (alternative treatments make me crazy in her book) so I wanted to get some opinions first.

Oh yeah. And I know I’m crazy lol you don’t have to tell me that or be rude. I just want some second opinions… Diabetes V. Hypochondria.

admin answers:

Sounds like a little of both. Go get checked. A simple blood test is relatively painless and easy.

Or, if you don’t want to get checked…. Try a super healthy natural foods based diet and get plenty of daily exercise. If the symptoms go away in a few weeks, it wasn’t hypochondria.

Steven asks…

How can I imrpove this article?

I got an 82/100, I’m Honors English 1 freshman, and I don’t really think I deserve the grade. Do you have any suggestions to improve though?Here it is:

TV: Good or Bad?

From the invention of the archaic black-and-white T.V. to the now plasma flat-screen HD T.V.; we have seen immense updates on the form of broadcasting. Many teens are enjoying shows like C.S.I. and That 70’s Show. But as our technology advances, some concerns are roused up, one of these issues: Does T.V. produce more harmful effects than positive for teens? The negative side believes that T.V. lowers the health of teens, promotes inappropriate thoughts, and has a negative effect on the identity formation on teens. The positive disagrees and believes television has a positive impact on teen identities, and is a great source of information.
Negative:
According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., today’s teens spend 900 hours per year in a classroom but 1500 hours per year watching television. Though television provides us with entertainment, it also can be quite harmful. With cable and satellite our favorite channel is just a click away. This easy access to entertainment has replaced healthy activities with Gossip Girl and Family Guy. Research has shown that the amount of exercise in teens has dropped roughly 36%. The lack of enough exercise has lowered the immune system of many teens. Not only that, a large amount of teens can be found staying up till midnight staring at the television screen, depleting precious sleep time, causing fatigue and significantly lowering grades. A scientific experiment once found that students with better grades watch the least television. Also, television is damaging to vision, especially to growing teens. Even worse, television introduces many inappropriate subjects to underage viewers. Studies in psychology have shown that many intense movie genres like horror and action can impact emotions of teens. Some advertisements found on television also use improper techniques to lure viewers; sexual inferences and appeals can be found in gum and fast food restaurant commercials. These advertisements could have an unforeseen effect on the formation of personality on teens. In general the programs on T.V. have negative effects for teens.
Television can also have a huge impact on the development of identity in teens. Studies show that the average American teenager watches 200,000 acts of violence on T.V. by the age of 18. These along with other arguments introduced above show that television can influence teens to do criminal things, turn to irrational ways of violence. Lowered grades would affect a teen’s future; lowered vision would impact teen lives and in the future including inability to drive, or tortured by glasses or contacts. These all affect the identity of teens in a negative way, one that needs more attention.
Television might seem like an innocent source of amusement, but we must remember that what seems harmless now can have its effects in the long run. Television is just fine the way it is, it actually is a matter that needs more concern; it can lower grades, decrease health and promote inappropriate acts in teens.

Positive:
Television provides us with various forms of information, some which both involve entertainment and also education. Nowadays, different teens with unique interests can quickly flip to a favorable channel that fulfills their curiosities. Notorious shows like House and Myth Busters cleverly utilizes appealing ways to inform viewers of many facts that they once were unaware of. Other programs like Discovery and Nova open the eyes of teens to the nature and the world of science. Not only that, television keeps us up to date with the world, their country, and their community. It allows many teens to keep up with technology as well as the most recent news on many developments in many areas such as: politics and science. Television is positive because it informs teens with news, and also subjects where their interests lie.
Besides these points, T.V. can have a very positive effect on the identity formation in teens. Shows that were intended for entertainment have their subtle effects. Talk shows and even T.V. series can inspire teens to become an actor, director, or show host in their future. Sport programs often bring many families and friends together, especially creating closer relations between parents and rebellious teens. These effects would create a great identity and future for teens.
Despite many strong illusions about the maliciousness of television, it actually is quite beneficial. It notifies us with recent and fascinating information, and also creates a positive identity for teens. Television is not as evil as you think it is; it just has a false perception.

admin answers:

No typos (your title) and don’t repeat words (teens was used in 2 consecutive sentences)

Joseph asks…

Could I have diabetes?

Ok, I am unemployed and unable to see a decent doctor, so I have to go to a clinic. I have been tested for hyperthyroidism, but that wasn’t the problem. My uncle was just diagnosed with diabetes and also my great grandma had it (type 2) My first question is, if I was tested for hyperthyroidism, would they see that if I had other problems such as diabetes?

Second question is just your opinion. The symptoms that I have seen are: Excessive thirst, fatigue, nausea, muscle cramps, blurry vision, intolerance to heat & “hot flashes” for lack of a better explanation, shakiness and dizziness. I don’t really find myself being excessively hungry like many people with diabetes, but I do get lots of cravings for sugar and chocolate. I don’t exercise much and my diet isn’t the most nutritious, but I’m not overweight either. My blurred vision could honestly be because I haven’t had my eyes checked recently.. any opinions of what could be wrong with me?

admin answers:

Get your blood sugar levels checked out ASAP! I’d guess its diabetes
PS; thyroid function tests do not test for diabetes.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

May 26, 2012
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Mandy asks…

messed up military exp read?

read this tell me if it was messed up or not

For those of you who don’t know, I’m in the Delayed Entry Program for the United States Marine Corps (DEP).

I have to meet the physical requirements of the USMC, so they sent me down to Portland for my physical and ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery – A ****ing annoying but simple test).

After I passed that with flying colors, they took us (roughly 20) back to the hotel where we ate, went swimming, played PS3/360, hung out with hot Airforce chicks, and made fun of the National Guardsmen. :D

Anyways, after we had our fill of fun, my roomate and I went outside and smoked a couple ciggs, played hackysack, and went to bed.

At 4 ****ing o’clock that morning, we have to wake up, we go to the front lobby, have an all-you-can-eat bacon, sausage, egg, cereal, pancake, and fruit breakfast, then got on the bus to Portland MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station).

We go in, I get my ass chewed out by the Gunny (Gunnery Sergeant) because my name tag was on the outside of my hoody. After that I go in for my physical. This is where the REAL fun begins.

I got my picture taken, blood pressure read, hearing tested, vision, and then talked to the head doctor, who asked me about past injuries and scars.

THEN they make us (like, 15 of us) strip down to our skivvies, and do the “duck walk” across the room. 20 minutes of freaky-ass exercises later, the doctor takes us into his examination room one-by-one, and after each person came out, they looked slightly less-happy than when they went in.

D:

So they call my name, and I go in (still in my boxers). He asks me to sit down on the table, and I do.

He listens for my heart, gets my total body fat %, looka in my eyes, ears, and mouth, then says, “Alright, take off your underwear”.
:|

So I do, and he starts grabbing my now shriveled nuts (it’s cold in the MEPS building!) and then places his forefinger and middle finger on my groin and tells me to cough. I do, and then he says “Okay.”, so I started putting my boxers back on.

He wasn’t having that.

He said, “Turn around, bend over, and spread your cheeks.”.

I feared for my brown-cherry, but did as he said. He again said, “Okay.” and told me to put my boxers back on.

I then walked out of that room so fast I nearly tripped on my feet.

I got dressed and went to the next station.

Which wasn’t really any better.

This Cambodian guy was like, “oh here, take this cup and follow me”.

The ****er watches me while I TRY pissing in a ****ing cup, and won’t take his eyes off my Leeroy Jenkins, ya dig? So I ask him why he was checking my meat out, and he says he has to do it to make sure I’m not using an “Artificial Urination Device”.

I pissed in that cup like nobody has pissed before. I filled that ****er up to the brim and walked with honor to the (HOT) asian chick who was going to seal my urine.

They took my blood to test for the AID’s, and I got the results back. Negative. I don’t have AID’s ;3.

I ended up waiting for 10 more hours, watching Full Metal Jacket on the TV, and playing Pool.

At like, 7 pm my ride got there and I fell asleep in the van, feeling violated and abused.

I ****ing LOVE Portland MEPS.

- laffapalooza

admin answers:

Um.. Nope not messed up that’s what happens to everyone at all the MEPS stations everywhere. But your narration of it was very um…. Colorful, thanks for the laugh.

George asks…

What happens when you are first diagnosed with Diabetes Type II?

I am 29 and I am going to be tested for Diabetes soon. Here are some of the things happening.

I am seeing spots, and my vision is somewhat blurred. I can’t really see objects that aren;t close. Also (not sure if this has to do with it) My eyes always feel like theres fluid in them. Its a weird feeling.

I have tingling in my feet, especially when I sit. Its in my hands and it tingles incredibley in the left hand every morning when I wake up.

I don’t pee alot, accept at night after I’ve gone to bed. I wake up 3 times at least to pee. And again, not that this may have anything to do with it but, it always smells like cereal….?

So, my question is, if this is diabetes, what will happen? WIll they give me medications? Btw, yes I am overweight, and thats probably why I have it. I started seeing these floaters a onth ago and made an eye appointment (app. is next week) and after some research got concerned that it could be diabetes. So I started eating healthy and exercising (sad that it takes something so dangerous to motivate some people) and have lost 25lbs, but still have a ton (not literally) to go. Will loosing all of the extra weight help at all? Will I still need meds? I’m fine with medication, I want to do everything possible to get better.
I did mention that I get up a lot to urinate. I also go a lot in the day, I just didnt mention that because I drink a lot of water… I figured it may have something to do with that.

I know blurred vision is a sympton of HBP, but tingling, never heard/read that. Both ARE symptoms of diabetes.

admin answers:

First of all it is a MISCONCEPTION that diabetes is cause by being overweight. Recent research by the BDA has found that up to 20% of type 2 diabetics are overweight. Type 1 Diabetics tend to be younger but it can develop in anyone, this type of diabetes is due to a problem with the production of insulin, where as type 2 is a problem with the utilisation of sugar in the body it tends to run in families and is more likely to develop if you are overweight, but not everyone who is overweight and has a family tendancy for diabetes will develop it.
Sorry on to your question yes it could be diabetes, you doctor will do either a Glucose tolerance test or a HBa1 test the first measures how glucose is absorbed by taking blood before you have eaten (fasting blood sugar level) and then you will be given a drink with a measured amount of sugar in it and blood will be taken at intervals and the behaviour of the glucose level noted. HBa1 measures the average blood glucose level over the last 6 -8 weeks (names may vary depending where you live). |The doctor may also do a finger prick test and check the blood glucose level there and then as both the other two need to be sent to a lab for the results. If diabetes is confirmed you will be given advice on diet,exercise and medication. You will either be advised to get a blood glucose monitor or have one given to you and told how and when to check your levels.
Diabetes can be managed in various ways and depends on how severe your symptoms are and will include one or more of the following change in diet( No foods are banned but you will be encouraged to eat a healthy varied diet) more exercise and medication, normally tablets but sometimes type 2 diabetics need Insulin (not often) You may find that you changing to a healthy diet and exercising that you may not need drugs. There is a huge wealth of knowledge of diabetes about these days and it can be confusing but you will soon work out what foods affect your blood glucose levels and can avoid or limit them. I found using the Glycemic Index levels of foods to help me decide what foods to eat/try and experimented as time past.
Well done for losing the weight and keep on exercising but believe me it is a lot easier to manage diabetes these days.

Daniel asks…

HELP!! high bloodpressure?!?

Hi!

I’m 15, female, 174~cm and weigh 58kg. I am fairly healthy with a good size. Exercise 3 time a week, nothing serious (just for my health).
I’m not really sure how long I’ve had this but for quite some time.
I am prone to getting head rushes, sometimes I’m just sitting down and I sill get them.
I have actually passed out from this maybe two or three times.

What happens:
- things start to spin/tilt in my head
- I have to walk very slowly and/or grab a hold of something so I won’t fall.
- I get tunnel vision or more common… blackout vision (like a darkness creeps in from the corner of my eyes)
- it feels as if I have pressure inside my head.

I have headaches sometimes (sometimes accompanied by nosebleed), I have had an extreme, stabbing headache that lasted for a while.
I think my headaches are more to the left of my head, I can sometimes feel it throbbing.
As I can see, there is no connection to this and my activities.

P.S. I wear glasses but this started way back when I still had perfect vision.

admin answers:

Go to the doctor to make sure it isn’t serious.. But the EXACT thing happens to me very often. I’ve been to the docor several times about this but my blood pressure is normal.. They say it has something to do with my sinuses and its nothing serious, but I don’t know. But try experimenting with your diet, it may have something to do with your sugar intake. I say this because with me, I’ve noticed that the more things I eat that have more sugar in it, the more I get thooseee ^^ symptoms. I’m not sure what it is… But if you haven’t been to the doctor go just to make sure its nothing serious.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

May 12, 2012
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Donna asks…

How does one lose eyesight, and how does one gain it back?

I’ve worn glasses most of my life (I’m about to turn 18 in a few months), and for some reason when I was in the second grade I began to lose my vision drastically. I wore glasses ever since, but I would always eat right, watch the tv from a good distance to protect my eyes, etc. Neither of my parents have glasses and actually have perfect vision. Heres the strangest part, I’ve notice that the more time I spend with my eyes closed the sharper and clearer I see when I open them (which makes me think I should bandage my eyes for two weeks during the summer to see what happens). I’m getting to a point in my life where I truly want to see clear again like when I was a kid. Its discouraging knowing that you rely on glasses or contacts to see. I want to be able to rely on my own eyes, something thats a part of my body. So if anyone knows of any methods (other than laser eye surgey) and/or exercises, or know anyone that has gained back their vision naturally please, please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to read this and answer my question.

admin answers:

Gee, I wonder why people spend thousands of $ for laser surgery if there was an easy natural way to regain vision.

If there was a natural way that worked, it would be BIG news and everyone would know about it, and be doing it.

So, obviously, you are in the same boat as millions of others. Laser surgery is your only option in a few years.

Mandy asks…

How does one lose eyesight, and how does one gain it back?

I’ve worn glasses most of my life (I’m about to turn 18 in a few months), and for some reason when I was in the second grade I began to lose my vision drastically. I wore glasses ever since, but I would always eat right, watch the tv from a good distance to protect my eyes, etc. Neither of my parents have glasses and actually have perfect vision. Heres the strangest part, I’ve notice that the more time I spend with my eyes closed the sharper and clearer I see when I open them (which makes me think I should bandage my eyes for two weeks during the summer to see what happens). I’m getting to a point in my life where I truly want to see clear again like when I was a kid. Its discouraging knowing that you rely on glasses or contacts to see. I want to be able to rely on my own eyes, something thats a part of my body. So if anyone knows of any methods (other than laser eye surgey) and/or exercises, or know anyone that has gained back their vision naturally please, please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to read this and answer my question.

admin answers:

I’ve only heard of one case like this and it involved a radioactive spider bite.

Outside of that you need to find out why your eye sight is deteriorating. The shape of your eye will distort it, so as you grow it could be getting changed in a not so good way. If it’s the retina deteriorating then that’s a whole different ball of wax.

Ruth asks…

How does one lose eyesight, and how does one gain it back?

I’ve worn glasses most of my life (I’m about to turn 18 in a few months), and for some reason when I was in the second grade I began to lose my vision drastically. I wore glasses ever since, but I would always eat right, watch the tv from a good distance to protect my eyes, etc. Neither of my parents have glasses and actually have perfect vision. Heres the strangest part, I’ve notice that the more time I spend with my eyes closed the sharper and clearer I see when I open them (which makes me think I should bandage my eyes for two weeks during the summer to see what happens). I’m getting to a point in my life where I truly want to see clear again like when I was a kid. Its discouraging knowing that you rely on glasses or contacts to see. I want to be able to rely on my own eyes, something thats a part of my body. So if anyone knows of any methods (other than laser eye surgey) and/or exercises, or know anyone that has gained back their vision naturally please, please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to read this and answer my question.

admin answers:

Rub the crust out of both eyes when you wake up in the morning and put it into a small glass bottle with some rosemary and seawater. Make your husband wear it around his neck for three nights, you’ll know it’s time to take it back when the water turns black. Open the bottle and put a few drops of black water into each eye, just like regular eyedrops.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

May 11, 2012
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Mary asks…

Is it a Panic attack or low blood sugar problem?

I went to my doctor last month, did a blood test and my non fasting blood sugar was 130 , around 2 hours after lunch. I thought it was too high, so i cut all calories fats and absolutely no sugar at all!!!!. I started drinking diet sodas, no sweats, no candies . Anyways 3 days ago, i was on my computer , and suddenly i started to feel that my brain is getting weaker and i cant breath at all, suddenly my eyes went blurry, i panicked so much that i opened my room window to let some air in. Then my hands and feet get cold and started to sweat, suddenly my heart started to have a drowning feeling . I was very light headed, blurred vision , severe shortness of breath, felt like oxygen is not going into my brain. I usually spend 8 to 9 hours on my laptop. Anyways, i took some honey and felt better. These episodes really annoyed me for the next 3 days, all the time i thought that i was going to die, loosing consiousness and going faint, feels like my brain was so weak, too much eye strain . Anyways, i started to take some sugar and now i feel much better now, much better, but my eye strain is not going away. I cant work on my laptop, and if i do after sometime, my eyes and head start to pain. i thought 130 blood sugar level was high , so i was also doing some heavy dumbbell exercises and some running on treadmill ? any ideas what it was ? what caused it? why is my eye strain and headache not going and why i am feeling so tired and weak? Plz any help.

admin answers:

Anyone’s blood sugar will decrease if they sit hours in front of a pc and not eat. A moderate amount of non-simple sugars is beneficial, but if I were you I’d talk to your doctor about your symptoms and maybe get tested for hypoglycemia. Then you’ll know for sure if you have it. No one here can diagnose based on symptoms since there can be so many causes. Lab test will give you your definitive answer.

Mark asks…

I have not exercised for awhile but exercised today and my vision turned black…what should I do?

I have not exercise since October. (Yeah I know that’s really bad) and today while I was conditioning for a school sport I think I became so overworked (than I was accustomed to) and every time I blinked I saw funny colors when I opened my eyes again. One minute after that began my eyesight went completely black for a good 5-6 seconds. I tried blinking and it would not go away. After my eyesight came back I got super dizzy. I was told that this happened because of my lack of oxygen.

I am going to be at this exercising thing for a while, and will continue to do so even after my school sport season is over. But I do not want to feel like that EVER again.

How do I stop it from happening again?
Note: I did not lose consciousness. I was awake but “blacked out” and could not see anything

admin answers:

There are many reasons for losing consciousness. A lot of times it has to do with distribution of blood. If you have too much blood in your head or not enough, you may pass out. This is commonly seen in exercising that involve getting on the ground.

Or as you said, also commonly seen in runners, you’re not getting enough oxygen causing your blood to move to your brain in an attempt to prepare for your body to save yourself.

Sandra asks…

What could these symptoms mean?

Okay so, ever since early December I have been having these weird symptoms and some have completely disappeared, some have gotten more stronger and obvious – and new symptoms have come into charge as well.

So now, for the symptoms!
• Odd scents (not as strong – nor does it happen too often anymore).
• Pulsating in my head, mostly in the back of my head.
• Nose bleeding (like, thrice so far?).
• Headaches – pretty much everywhere around my head; lately it has been the back of my head, but it changes place.
• Tingly feelings in my head.
• Sometimes I may feel a bit dizzy, but it lasts only a couple seconds.
• Black dots (blackening areas) in the side of my eye vision – in the left eye (kinda hard to explain).
• Shivers/chills at sometimes (odd example, but it’s the same one would have during an orgasm).

That’s it for the symptoms (or the ones that I can remember at the moment), and speaking of orgasms I was wondering if this could have something to do with masturbating? Or maybe I don’t exercise enough? Before we go into that, let me give you a bit of background story…

Well obviously since I have had these symptoms for quite long time, I have been to the doctor a couple times (like 4 to 5), and I finally got an appointment to an MRI, which would be this Friday 27th – and also I’ll pay a visit to an ophthalmologist as well to see if there’s something wrong with my eyes. Well there is, I have a pretty bad vision and an optician stated that I need glasses (they are in the works atm). So that’s for that.

And by the way, I have had a diagnosed migraine since I was like 2-years-old, but if you ask me I’d say they have gotten a bit more rare (which is good)! And why am I telling all this? So that you experts can put this all together and come up with something.

And yes, I have a fairly high blood pressure too, I’m aware of that. Maybe it could be the reason to all this?

Right now I can’t come up with anything else but I’m sure this is enough information for you to put your heads together and analyze it. If it sounds like something serious, approach me carefully… I’m scared of serious things, and they worry me deeply.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Sorry for the text of wall, by the way, I wanted to provide as much as information as possible!

admin answers:

Just a possible:

Have you had your thyroid tested? You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (…OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid).

WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

Ck these:

http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguidelines.htm

God bless you

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

April 27, 2012
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James asks…

Is the Lazy eye curable?

Is it possible? I know for adults its harder. Theres eye exercises, how do they work? Is there another way to cure them?

admin answers:

Yes with either vision therapy, or muscle surgery’s, or with a reposition.
Lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, is seen to bud in early childhood. Eye exercises for amblyopia are known to improve the vision of the lazy eye and lead to better coordination. To know more about eye exercises for lazy eye, read on…
Lazy eye is not a disease and cannot be corrected by using glasses or lenses. The human brain, due to some reason, does not respond to any one of the eyes. This eye is said to be amblyopic or the lazy eye. The brain does not totally acknowledge the images that are seen by the lazy eye. Usually, lazy eye is observed in one eye. However, in some rare cases, amblyopia is observed in both the eyes. The symptoms of a lazy eye are that the eye wanders inward and outward, the lazy eye does not work along with the other normal eye and depth perception becomes poor. Before we get to know the eye exercises for lazy eye, let us get to know the causes of this eye problem known as lazy eye.

Causes of Lazy Eye
The major cause of lazy eye (Amblyopia) is strabismus. Now, what is strabismus? Strabimus is an imbalance in the muscles that are positioning the eye in the right position. Strabimus is responsible for the unusual inward and outward movement of eyes. This is the reason why the eye is not able to capture the images correctly and send them to the brain. This is one cause of lazy eye, the second being due to blockage in the eye due to trauma or a lid droop. A wandering eye is the primary sign of a lazy eye.

Eye Exercises for Lazy Eye
Eye exercises, besides being good for eye health, are also meant to improve vision. Eye exercises are important to develop and maintain normal vision and to increase depth perception of the eye. Here are some of the eye exercises for amblyopia that you can use to treat the lazy eye of your child. It is strongly recommended that you should consult a doctor before you use these eye exercises for lazy eye.

Eye Patching
Eye patching involves disabling the healthy eye with the help of an eye patch. In this exercise, the lazy eye is forced to work and helps to establish a communication between the brain and the eye. The time period for which this patch is to be worn by the child is decided by the doctor. It is advisable to ask the doctor when and for how much time the patch should be worn by your child.

Focusing Skills
Focusing is one of the eye exercises for lazy eye (amblyopia) which involves quick shifting focus when looking from near to far. Kids with a lazy eye face this problem in schools when they have to look at their boards after looking in their books placed on the desk. The eye exercise for lazy eye which involves focusing can be done at home. Take printouts of numbers from 1 to 30 on a sheet of paper and then ask your child to read these numbers and then read the numbers from the calendar which is hung on the wall. You can give your child any random number and ask him / her to find out the number on the calendar.

Rolling
Rolling the eyes, so that the muscles of the lazy eye work. This is done by patching the stronger eye. The rolling direction and time must be confirmed with the doctor.

Tracking
Another eye exercise for amblyopia is tracking. Tracking integrates the central and peripheral vision of the child. The central vision tells us about the object we are looking at. The peripheral vision helps us to locate the objects. A good integration of both these visions renders a good vision. The exercises that use tracking involves tracking the outline of a circle, clown or any other figure. Tracking these images must be done continuously without looking in any other direction

Paul asks…

possible to fix my lazy eye?

Right now I’m 14 and 2 months old, and I have the slightest lazy eye. As a kid (1st Grade) , yes they made me wear that patching thingy but I hated glasses and almost NEVER wore them (until 7th grade, but they removed the patch in 5th grade) I researched that apparently at a certain age, patches and exercises doesn’t help anymore?

Anyway my lazy eye only happens when I try to look at one thing where it requires both eyes to turn in/out the same way. For example, if I was told to look straight at a pencil in front of me, it would require alot of effort just to look at it together. I also observed this in the mirror, if I relax a little, my strong eye is on the pencil in front of me but then my right eye drifts a little to the right so that it’s “parallel” and when I look through my right eye, it’s not really on the pencil anymore but on the side. Of course this doesn’t happen with far away objects because they’re usually in the same direction

I was wondering if just closing my strong eye and doing exercises with the right eye will still help/work or is it too late? (closing my strong eye is always a hassle because unfortunatley, my strong eye is near sided while my weak eye is far sighted -.-) Also, if fixing it is impossible, is there any surgery to fix this? (and any more information on this would be appreciated)

(p.s. Although my lazy eye doesn’t seem that serious, I am very bothered with it, and I have no self confidence so I’m spending my first year in high school fixing everything about me I can. So, if you intend on telling me “your eye is fine../you don’t need to do this/why the heck are you talking about surgery?!?” it probably won’t persuade me.)
Went researching again. Apparently, since the brain can’t process two visions at once, it started a habit to ignore the weaker eue which made it lazy. So, some people say that if the vison becomes better in the weaker eye, (like if your lazy eye is far sighted and it becomes better so that it’s easier for you to see near sighted) the brain will eventually pay more attention to the weaker eye which will lessen the “lazy eye“.

Is this true, so does that mean I just need to wait it out or something? Not really sure what to make out of this, especially considering eyes cannot get better sight overnight…unless you get normal eye surgery. (also I saw that lazy eye surgery was very unreliable?)

admin answers:

I’m forced to have an eye specialist check up every year for my lazy eye, and if your lazy eye is really that minor, there’s probably no need to fix it. Sometimes my lazy eye is so weird that when I’m really tired, I see two different visions from two different eyes at overlapping each other. But even with that, my eye doctor hasn’t deemed my case so bad that it’d need intervention. You’re probably fine.

Yes, there is surgery, but you need to have it before you’re around 18 – 21. It’s also pretty bloody I’ve heard, and I’m not kidding.

John asks…

what exercises can i do daily for the eye, almost like therapy?

I want to know the step by step process of strengthening the the muscle of the eye, my eye is started to become lazy and I dont want to be cock eye so what can I do to make my left muscles strong

admin answers:

One way to help a lazy eye is to patch or cover your good eye, and use your lazy eye.

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