Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Visual Loss 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.

Visual Loss 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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