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A 31-year-old member asked:

are there any non-prescription spectacles to see an object in long distance?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: A few places on the internet sell minus power lenses to help with long distance. It is difficult to select the correct power therefore a refraction with your eye doctor may be the best bet. Over powered lenses can contribute to eyestrain and headache.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Possibly: If you are farsighted, sometimes the drugstore glasses that people use for reading can help your distance vision. If you are nearsighted they will just make it worse.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there any recommendations about eyeglass comfort?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Should be OK: If your eye glasses are not comfortable, assuming that the correction is correct, then go back to the optical shop for adjustment of the temple pieces and nose pieces so that comfort can be achieved.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
A little more: Polycarbonate lenses have a higher index of refraction and can be made a little thinner which lightens the eyeglasses and makes them more comfortable. So they charge a little more for them. I consider eyeglass costs way too high for the technology and manufacturing costs, but it is an industry charging what the public will put up with.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

How long do I wait to get adjusted to a new pair of spectacles? I have hypermetropia, recently my cylindrical power changed by 0.25

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
1-2 weeks: You should wear only your new glasses. If you are not adjusted to them in 1-2 weeks, return for evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do about reading eyeglass perscription?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Are you saying you need a 'reading' eyeglass prescription to see at near? Or do you need help understanding the eyeglass prescription that you were given. Perhaps if you listed the prescription you have, then a more pointed answer can be given.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could tell if my eyeglass lenses are really polycarbinate and not plastic?

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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Snap and crack: For the same size lens Plastic is heavier. Polycarbonate will be uv400. For those 2 you probably can't tell. Plastic snaps or shatters went bent past tolerance, polycarbonate just bends and then past tolerance will not resume its original shape. Plastic is typically cheaper but has better optical quality

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