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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Eye and Vision Care
Decreasing distant power of eyes
I am 22 yera old boy.My vision was perfect till 16 years.Then i had powers -o.50(myopia) in both my eyes.This power emained unchanged for next two years.Then when i get tested my eyes the numbers in my eyes were found to be -1.75 (myopia) 6/6 vision in left eye and -1.50 (myopia) in my right eye.After that every six months my powers in both my eyes started to decrease. MY HISTORY OF DECREASING POWER WITH DATE IS FOLLOWING.I WEAR SPECTS CONSTANTLY.
12-DEC-2005 - - 2.0 IN LEFT EYE, -2.25 IN RIGHT EYE(MYOPIA) 160 ASTIGMATISM IN LEFT EYE,120 IN RIGHT 4-MAY - 2006 -2.50 IN LEFT EYE, -2.75 IN RIGHT EYE(MYOPIA) 140 ASTIGAMATISM IN LEFT EYE,75 IN RIGHT EYE 27-JAN-2007 -2.75 IN LEFT EYE, -3.00 IN RIGHT EYE(MYOPIA) 180 ASTIGMATISM IN LEFT EYE,180 IN RIGHT 14-AUG-2007 -3.25 IN LEFT EYE, -3.50 IN RIGHT EYE(MYOPIA) 160 ASTIGMATISM IN LEFT EYE,120 IN RIGHT 3-MAR-2008 - 3.75 IN LEFT EYE, -4.00 IN RIGHT EYE(MYOPIA) 180 ASTIGMATISM IN LEFT EYE,225 IN RIGHT
MY JOB REQUIRES ME TO SEAT AT LEAST 12 HOURS IN FRONT OF COMPUTER. I HAVE PROBLEM OF DRY EYES ALSO. I AM DOING CFA ALSO. SHOULD I STUDY FURTHER OR LEAVE IT? I AM REALLY FRUSTRATED. IS THERE ANY WAY TO STOP MY EYES VISION TO DECREASE.SHOULD I UNDERGO LASIK SURGERY?PLEASE GUIDE ME.WILL EYE EXERCISES AND INTAKE OF VITAMIN A HELP ME?PLEASE SHARE WITH ME SOME TIPS TO MAINTAIN GOOD VISION
It appears that your myopic prescription is increasing in response to the prolonged near work that you job requires. I do not recommend that you stop studying. I do advise that you study only in well lit areas, and take frequent visual breaks during intensive near work. Further, as much as possible remove your spectacles while performing near tasks. Increasing lighting, taking breaks, and reading with out your spectacles will help to slow the progression of your myopia. I also would not advise LASIK surgery at this point. LASIK surgery should only be considered when your myopic prescription stabilizes. I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you.
Melissa M Walters, OD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University