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Can I take vitamin A tablet to improve my vision?

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Published At April 10, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I wear specs. Can I take vitamin A chewable tablets daily to make my vision good? Will it cause any problem? Kindly share your advice.

Hi,

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Unlike common perception, taking Vitamin A does not improve eyesight or decrease spectacle number. It only prevents night blindness and xerosis. So, vitamin A supplements will not help. Vitamin A in excess amount is extremely harmful and has a potential to raise intracranial pressure amongst others. So, please do not self-medicate. For your glass numbers, consider LASIK procedure.I hope I have addressed your concerns. Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan
Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

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