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what eye conditions would require you to be prescribed sunglasses

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Visual disturbance: Any condition which affects your vision; whether distance, clarity, focus would warrant a trip to the local ophthalomologist for an eye exam and consu ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinal problems: Medically necessary sunglasses are most often prescribed for patients who have retinal problems and have poor tolerance to changing light conditions. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: They do a better job of shielding them from unwanted sun rays than plain sunglasses.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sudden?..: Is this a long standing or come on recently.If so,then Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (u ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Eye specialist: You need a good evaluation of your vision, and an eye specialist (ophthalmologist, or optometrist also) can do this kind of exam. Eye exercises do no ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: A seeing eye would never be patched for this long. Unless you are completely blind and an eye doctor stated that you could wear a patch for cosmetic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: It sounds as if that's a discussion you need to have with him/her.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: This is a common and desired function of most eye doctors.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Eye infections have many causes and different treatments. To prevent eye infections, do not touch your eye, use safety glass protection and wear cont ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
If it is just for : New glasses, you can see an optometrist. For most any other eye problem see the ophthamologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Hollis
47 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Lasik: Astigmatism is easy, that means the eye is shaped like a football and not a basketball.. Nystagmus, if is mild can be tracked by the eye tracker on t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
36 years experience in Ophthalmology
See below.: The fda has approved laser vision correction between 1 to 14 diopters for myopia (nearsightedness), and 1 to 6 diopters for hyperopia (farsightedness) ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Color vision tests: The most common is the ishihara color vision test, where there are a series of pages which have numbers created with dots of different colors. Those ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Latent: Strabismus can be hidden, also called latent. This type of strabismus can cause symptoms when you are tired. A common symptom would be blurred or do ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Legal blindness: One is considered legally blind when the vision in the best seeing eye is less than 20/100-200.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lasik surgery: This presents added risk to a monocular vision individual and if a normally acceptable complication should occur you could come out handicapped.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
At least 18: There is no set minimum age. It is most important that your prescription be stable before you can have surgery. That means at least 12 months where y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Some training: Opticians are technicians that fit and make glasses on the basis of a professional rx. They do not need a college degree; they go to technical school ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Laser vision correction can correct your visual issues as your eyes are today. However your eyes will change over time. If they change much, you can ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Medical Marijuana: I think that i need to hold back on making medical recommendations until i can read more well- constructed studies/ research that show which conditi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes, Col. Klink: The trick will be where to find an optical shop to make it.

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