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What things can trigger scintillating scotomas? Are they sometimes classified benign and not a reflection of a condition requiring further treatment?

This is a different question than Are scintillating scotomas really caused by cortical spreading depression? If so, how is this known to be true? asked almost one year ago in Psychology and Neurology ...
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Do computer glasses actually work? [closed]

It's very likely that I will be spending most of my life in front of a computer monitor. This is necessary for my profession and the fact that improving technology requires us to look at screens more. ...
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Is there any research on health effects of OLED screens?

All screens I've used before are LCDs. Considering now an OLED option on a smartphone. However, there's lots of info about harmful effects of OLED on eyes, among those: PWM flicker, which, while not ...
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Can colorblind people see any types of images that normally sighted people have a hard time with?

Could one devise a first image that contained a "hidden" sub-image where said sub-image is such that colorblind people would typically have an easier time seeing said sub-image embedded ...
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When a person who is nearsighted doesn't wear corrective glasses, what happens?

Someone wrongly tagged as duplicate my previous question. The question is: When a person who is nearsighted (eyeglass needs minus sign) doesn't wear corrective glasses, does it make the situation ...
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does 'not wearing' glasses make vision worse for nearsighted? [duplicate]

I have this general question. Imagine someone has eyesight: -1.75. (He is nearsighted) Now, if this person doesn't wear glasses, will the eyesight get worse because of this? In other words is wearing ...
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What causes the cornea to change shape in astigmatism?

I was diagnosed with astigmatism last summer, I've never had any noticeable vision problems before (I'm 20 years old). The shift from fine to terrible happened quite fast. I've visited an eye doctor, ...
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What is the name of a condition where one cannot/can poorly perceive depth for objects moving towards them

I remember a case where someone apparently had great difficulty perceiving the distance of an object if it was (quickly) travelling towards them. Their depth perception was otherwise fine, but when, ...
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What is the angular resolution of the 'ideal' human eye?

The visual acuity page on wikipedia suggests 1.8 arcmin @ 1km away (but says nothing about the relationship expected between distance and angular resolution) whilst the page on angular resolution ...
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Eye frame rate dropping when tired [closed]

I have always wondered what causes one's frame rate to drop in their eyes when tired. Could anyone explain this? I am talking about the effect when your vision goes almost stuttery
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Does wearing glasses while on the computer increase myopia?

Nearsightedness is prevalent in demographic groups that look at screens for most of their time, such as office workers or students. (Saw et al., 2002) Glasses correct the defocusing of the lens in the ...
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Causes of rapidly-progressing myopia [closed]

Imagine a patient, say, Steve. Steve is 19 years old, and began experiencing signs of myopia at 10 or so. He spent years wearing glasses on and off, and progressed to a -1.5 prescription (with a ...
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What brightness level of mobile/desktop/laptop we should keep for better eye care?

What is the level on which it doesn't cause or cause less harm to the eyes or doesn't lead to eye dryness or eye vision problems? My uncle was suggesting me to keep the brightness to a certain high ...
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What are those circles and lines I see when I squint at light?

what are those things I see? It happens when I look at a light source (Such as a light bulb) and the circles are supposed to be smaller on the picture. (I recreated what I see)
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Safe and state-of-the art method of laser vision/eyesight correction/surgery?

I have defective vision, particularly shortsightedness. Obviously, it is quite widespread phenomenon. I tried several times to get accustomed to contact lenses, but without success. It irritates my ...
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Which one is better? Reading on a computer, on a tablet, or on paper?

I'm a graduate student and I have to spend a lot of time on reading research papers everyday. My question is which of the following is the best choice for eye health? I can either read them directly ...
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Is Low Blue Light helpful for preserving eyesight?

I'm a coder and interested in save my eyesight. I've met the term named low blue light. Monitors decrease the level of blue color and theoretically protect my eyes. Here's a quote from monitor ...
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Factors Scientifically Shown to Affect Myopia

What are the main factors that have been reasonably established to affect myopia? For example, here is a study which shows that children who spend a lot of time outside have far better eyesight than ...
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Can crossing my eyes damage them? [closed]

I am able to cross my eyes when I want. Can doing this somehow damage my vision by giving me strabismus?
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Is "voluntary accommodation" common?

I can't find any resource online about what I call "voluntary accommodation": the ability to contract the lens of the eye manually in order to blur or clear the vision. My optician advised me to ask a ...
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My left and right eye have a consistent, clear difference in color perception. Why?

Myself, my brother, and a friend of mine all have noticed independently that our left and right eyes perceive colour differently from the other eye. As compared to my vision with both eyes open, my ...
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How many times in a lifetime a man can do laser vision/eyesight correction/surgery?

Is it true that laser vision/eyesight correction/surgery is strictly recommended to do only once in a lifetime and if after first laser correction someone's eyesight returned to bad condition the only ...
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Does eyesight significantly vary from day-to-day?

I think I need glasses and my visit to the optometrist has confirmed this. I've never worn glasses, and I'm new to all this, so I don't completely understand how things work. These past few weeks, I ...
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Downward Double-Vision

If I focus on the ring in this image (the ring is 1 cm tall on my monitor, I stand 300 cm away, the room is dark, and I cover one eye), I actually see an "8" formed from double-vision where the lower ...
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Is there a particular term for this eyesight problem?

I have had for the past few months, and today I spend a couple hours trying to identify it and have had no luck. Certain areas of my vision will change to be "darker" - but it seems as it those ...
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For painting/drawing models, what is the maximum exposure time and maximum light intensity of a spot shining in your eyes at a fixed position?

For painting/drawing models, what is the maximum exposure time and maximum light intensity of a spot shining in your eyes at a fixed position? That is: before the damage to your eyes becomes ...
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Are moving "ghosts" after waking up normal or it is sign of disorder? [closed]

Sometimes when I wake up I see moving silhouette of a human in my room. It lasts roughly 3–4 seconds. Then it fades away. These silhouettes have no detail, so I cannot sort out its faces or any ...
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Increase vision clarity with eye exercices?

I haven't worn my glasses in a like a year and put them on today. I noticed that vision in one eye is slightly "off" as in, the glasses rated -2.5 power aren't correcting it fully. The difference isn'...
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How good are snow goggles for UV protection?

Snow goggles are sometimes used to protect against photokeratitis (a.k.a. snow blindness). How good are snow goggles for UV protection? E.g., do they block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, ...
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Does prolonged use of VR headsets harm your vision?

Virtual reality (VR) technology is starting to get to a point where it will become more common in the mainstream. The technology involves placing screens very close to your eyes to create the vision. ...
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How to find out how advanced a hospital is for a specific speciality

I need to have cataract surgery and I have some options (indirectly) of where the surgery will be performed. Based on my medical coverage, I actually have a choice of a few doctors, and each doctor ...
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Is it a good exercise for the eyes to work with different font sizes or would refocusing strain the eye?

In my work I deal with several screens, and recently I have started using different pieces of software for coding. When I installed the new one, I noticed that the font size there is a bit bigger, and ...
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Is working on a computer for a long time everyday bad for health? [duplicate]

Is looking continuously at a computer screen for a long time everyday bad for health? If yes, then what care should be taken while working on a computer?
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Does vision really improve by wearing spectacles?

I had a discussion with friends that. One of them who had an eye power of -0.75 has improved and now has an eye power of -0.50 . This happens because he is always wearing spectacles and has a good ...