FAQ - Asthenopia
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What is Asthenopia? Is it eye strain?

my doc says I have asthenopia but I was to scared to ask what it was...

Asthenopia or eye strain is an ophthalmological condition that manifests itself through nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache and occasional double vision. Symptoms often occur after reading, computer work, or other close activities that involve tedious visual tasks.

So basicaly, Yeah.
Good luck with that :O  (+ info)

What does a prescription for eyeglasses R (SPH -0.50, CYL is DS), L (SPH -0.50), CYL is DS) means?

The optometrist says I have 'asthenopia", but I really think I might be losing my vision...need your guys help in answering what the prescription really means.
Thanks for the responses so far. Is this "myopia" or mild near-sightedness likely to correct itself overtime if I spend less time on the computer etc

That is simply a very mild correction for nearsightedness ( myopia)...the DS means there is no cylinder, just the - 0.50 sphere power.  (+ info)

can anyone explain me what.... accommodative Disorder is...?

i tried to search it and all i got was this...

Accommodative Disorder
367.5 (ICD-9-CM)

The symptoms and signs associated with any accommodative dysfunction are related to prolonged, visually demanding, near centered tasks. They may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Asthenopia (eye strain) (368.13)
2. Transient blurred vision (368.12)
3. Photophobia (368.13)
4. Abnormal fatigue (780.7)
5. Headaches (784.0)
6. Difficulty sustaining near visual function
7. Dizziness (780.4)
8. Abnormal postural adaptation/abnormal working distance (781.9)
9. Orbital pain (379.91)

Diagnostic Factors:
1. Low accommodative amplitude relative to age
2. Reduced accommodative facility at near and/or far
3. Reduced ranges of relative accommodation
4. Abnormal lag of accommodation
5. Unstable accommodative findings

please i need help! thanks all..

From what I can find, it sounds like farsightedness, trouble focusing on close-up objects.

"Accomodation" is focusing on close-up objects, so I think it's safe to assume that "accomdative disorder" would be a disorder of accomodation. =)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accommodation_%28eye%29  (+ info)

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