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Dr. Tim Conrad
801 doctors shared insights

Glasses (Overview)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.


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Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
801 doctors shared insights

Glasses (Overview)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.


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Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance glasses when they try to read. This typically happens when they get into their mid-40s. They develop a loss of focusing power up close called presbyopia (happens to everyone). ...Read more

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Are reading glasses for distance vision?

Are reading glasses for distance vision?

No: Reading glasses correct presbyopia, which happens with age to everyone. These are "plus" lenses. Plus lenses can also correct hyperopia (farsightedness), so it can help some people's distance vision. "minus" lenses correct myopia (nearsightedness). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read more

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Nearsighted from using reading glasses?

Nope!: Reading glasses will notable you nearsighted. Quite the opposite, reading glasses, if too strong, will worsen farsightedness. So use as low a strength as you can comfortably read with. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses damage eyesight?

Can wearing glasses damage eyesight?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses will not change your eyes. Eyes are unaffected by glasses. ...Read more

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Do myopes need glasses?

Do myopes need glasses?

Depends: Myopes see things blurry at a distance. The degree of blur depends upon how myopic they are. Glasses will clear up the image but are not a medical item. If a myope does not wear glasses, then things at far will be blurry and if that degree of blur does not bother them, they can get by without glasses. High myopes of course need them to see at all .. ...Read more

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Night glare with cataract lenses?

Night glare with cataract lenses?

Possibly: I assume you mean intraocular lens implants. If the lenses have not been properly inserted, are multifocal, or if there is a residual refractive error, this may occur, although it is fairly uncommon. Another cause could be opacification of the membrane behind the implant, which can be cleared with the use of a laser. ...Read more

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Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Glasses and contacts: Significantly help your vision if they are fit properly. In addition, your eyes will not get weaker by wearing them on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What are prism glasses?

What are prism glasses?

Prism: Is a type of lens feature that bends the light to adjust for misaligned eyes. Prisms are also those interesting lenses that can separate white light into the rainbow colors that make it. ...Read more

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Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Maybe: Crizal is an anti-reflective and anti-scratch coating that will allow more light through your glasses and make them last longer. It is a reasonable investment. ...Read more

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Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you are better off spending your money on high index glass to minimize the thickness and weight of your glasses. Contact lenses are also a very good option. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

May be an illusion: Wearing glasses will not physically change the eyes, it just optically corrects the focusing of the image so that it is clear to the eye. Wearing nearsighted glasses (myopia) can give the illusion that the eyes appear to be smaller and possibly sunken back, while farsighted glasses (like reading glasses) make the eyes look larger. This is a magnification effect based on the power of the lens. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses correct amblyopia?

Can wearing eyeglasses correct amblyopia?

Varies with duration: Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years. ...Read more

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Can people with myopia wear toric lenses?

Can people with myopia wear toric lenses?

Yes: Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism so if you have myopia and astigmatism you can wear toric lenses. If you only have myopia you will not need them. ...Read more

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Hazy vision with contacts?

Cornea swelling: Hazy vision can also be due to swelling or other problems on the cornea, which is where the contact lens sits. Agree that the first step is to stop wearing them and see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Sometimes: Small amounts of ocular misalignment can be successfully managed with prism in glasses. Larger amounts of misalignment require surgery to repair. ...Read more