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How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

Wearing 3D glasses: The 3d glasses can be slipped over the prescription glasses generally without difficulty. Some are very cheaply made from cardboard with thin plastic lenses, but flexible enough to be worn over glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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When should nearsighted people wear their glasses?

When should nearsighted people wear their glasses?

Depends: This depends on the amount of nearsightedness. Some need their glasses all the time in order to function, others can go without them unless they need distant objects to be a little clearer. ...Read more

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How safe is eye laser surgery for people who dislike wearing glasses?

How safe is eye laser surgery for people who dislike wearing glasses?

Extremely: Modern laser vision correction is extremely accurate and safe. Over time, our screening methods for who is a good candidate have improved along with treatment technology. See a refractive surgeon to ensure that you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Can blind people wear contacts for cosmetic reasons?

Can blind people wear contacts for cosmetic reasons?

Yes: Some people with blind eyes that are disfigured wear a type of contact lens to cover the eye. These are called scleral shells and are typically custom made by an ocularist. ...Read more

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Do people who get lasik surgery need reading glasses later on in life?

Do people who get lasik surgery need reading glasses later on in life?

Yes: Lasik is a distance correction. After the age of 40-45 the loss of focusing ability will require reading glasses. The only other alternative is to set one eye for distance and the other for near (monovision). This should be discussed fully before selecting this result, and probably trialed in contact lenses first. ...Read more

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Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

No: People who are colorblind are typically that way from birth and adapt very well. They do not need special glasses for driving. ...Read more

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Do people need reading glasses after lasik eye surgery?

Do  people need reading glasses after lasik eye surgery?

Maybe: It depends on whether the lasik was meant to correct your distance vision or your near vision (some people do one each for each of their two eyes - this is called monovision). Younger people your age correct the distance vision of both eyes, but later in life you will still need reading glasses unless you get more surgery. ...Read more

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Will lasik work for someone who is farsighted with astigmatism?

Will lasik work for someone who is farsighted with astigmatism?

Usually: Lasik can be used to correct both farsightedness and astigmatism. But it depends on the severity of the problems. It would be worthwhile seeing an experienced lasik surgeon to see if you would be an acceptable candidate. ...Read more

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Why do people who are farsighted need to always wear glasses at work?

Difficulty at near: Farsighted people (hyperopes) have trouble focusing at near targets, including computer screens, smart phones, books, and writing tasks. This is what most people do at work. If their work was birdwatching or playing outfield, they probably wouldn't need the glasses much. ...Read more

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How come some doctors who perform lasik surgery still wear glasses?

How come some doctors who perform lasik surgery still wear glasses?

Depends upon age: Lasik will correct distance vision fully but for those over 40, it does not additionally correct the near vision. So many lasik doctors are in this age group, and while they might have had lasik performed upon themselves, they still need the near correction. ...Read more

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Do anti-glare night vision glasses help people who have difficulty driving at night?

Do anti-glare night vision glasses help people who have difficulty driving at night?

Yes: If properly prescribed and made they will help with night vision issues. See your eye doctor for further info. Good luck! ...Read more

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Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Se an opthalmologist: Though worsening vision with aging can be due to amblyopia, macular generation and suboptimal control of glaucoma could also contribute. An opthalmologist will be in the best position to evaluate and advise. ...Read more

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Do people who wear glasses full-time have healthier eyes due to the constant uv protection?

Do people who wear glasses full-time have healthier eyes due to the constant uv protection?

Maybe: Some studies have shown a link between cataracts and sunlight exposure but the cornea absorbs most of the uv. Regardless, uv protection is a good thing to have and is incorporated into most glasses and contact lenses. ...Read more

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Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

No: Restasis works on decreasing immune reaction. It works best in patients with tear dysfunction and auto immune disorders , ie rheumatoid arthritis. It is not really effective in common dry eye or in contact lens over use. ...Read more

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Do people sellcolor contact lenses for my astigmatism ?

Do people sellcolor contact lenses for my astigmatism ?

Yes: Colored contact lenses are made toric or with astigmatism up to a certain degree. Check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more