I can't see very well...
March 7, 2009 10:06 AM Subscribe
Are there ways I can improve my vision? Or at least stop it from deteriorating?
posted by waywardgirl to health & fitness (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I am 29 years old. I have far-sightedness and an astigmatism. I have worn glasses or contacts since I was two years old. Apparently, I have an extremely severe prescription -- more (or is it less?) than 8.00 in my left eye and 7.5 in my right eye, though I am not really sure what that means. I visit the eye doctor at least once a year to get new contacts and glasses. At my last visit, she told me that my eyesight seems to be getting worse as I age, and that I will eventually be legally blind with corrective lenses. Also, I am apparently not a candidate for Lasik.
Anyway, this is heartbreaking for me to think about. Is there any way to exercise the eyes to make them stop getting worse? Is there any truth to the old wives' tale that eating carrots can improve the vision? I am just so worried. I already can't drive at night without problems.