Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Change in Vision Home Care

Home care for a vision change may include:

  • Take frequent breaks from reading.
  • Use artificial tears for dry eyes.
  • Provide plenty of light for reading.
  • Use reading glasses.
  • Avoid exposure to dust.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Avoid non-prescription eye drops:
  • Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet light.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions if you use contact lenses.
  • Get regular eye examinations after age 40.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Change in Vision Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have vision change and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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