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Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

Is polycarbonate eyeglass lens expensive?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Intraocular Lens (Definition)

Cataracts are a common age-related vision problem. Surgery involves removing the cataract and replacing the abnormal lens with a permanent implant called ...Read more


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Will lazer surgery/intraocular lens fix strabismus/cross eyed?

Will  lazer surgery/intraocular lens fix strabismus/cross eyed?

Not usually: Laser eye or implant surgery will correct your prescription but strabismus will likely persist. Muscle surgery may be needed. On the other hand, if glasses or contacts correct your eye misalignment, laser or implant surgery may fix both problems. ...Read more

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Which is bettee femto lasik or intraocular lenses?

Which is bettee femto lasik or intraocular lenses?

Depends : There are many approaches to provide better vision. Cataract surgery despite all the advantages and even with femto laser assisted cataract surgery still has a higher risk profile than lasik . However if you have visually significant cataracts then lasik a poor choice. ...Read more

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Types of eye implant lenses?

Types of eye implant lenses?

Several types: There are several types of fda approved lens implants. These include standard single vision implants covered by insurance; plus other types of more advanced implants that are not. These advanced implants can be used to correct astigmatism, to function as a bifocal lens implants to correct distance and near vision (multifocal or accommodating technology implants). ...Read more

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What are intraocular lens implants?

What are intraocular lens implants?

For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. The replacement lens is the intraocular lens implant. ...Read more

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Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Yes.: A secondary intraocular implant iis effective, but with all surgical procedures there are risks and benefits. This should be discussed thoroughly with your ophthalmologist before you proceed. ...Read more

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What's refractive lens exchange for? Presbyopia?

Vision correction: This is most commonly recommended in younger people with more extreme degrees of visual need beyond what lasik can easily accomplish. It involves the removal of the natural lens and replacement with an artificial lens of the correct power. This can be of great benefit to those with extreme eyeglass needs but it does carry some risk. ...Read more

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Tell me about intraocular lens implants (monovision)?

Monovision IOLs: Monovision (one eye distance focus, one eye near) is a common method to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision over age 40). The + is an increased independence from glasses. The - is a loss of depth perception and potential imbalance. A trial of monovision with contact lenses is recommended before surgical correction (cataract lens implants or laser vision correction). ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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What are cataract implant lenses?

Intraocular lenses: Current practice of cataract treatment involves removing the cataractous lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (which can be called an implant lens). Almost all cases of this surgery end with the implantation of such lenses. ...Read more

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Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Not while in eyes: Do not use any drops that are not specifically labeled a safe to use when your contacts are in your eyes. Naphcon can be used occasionally when the lenses are not in. ...Read more

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Would the intraocular lens implant interefere with eye surgery?

Would the intraocular lens implant interefere with eye surgery?

What kind surgery: Intraocular lens placed in the eye to replace your natural lens that was developed into cataract. What kind of eye surgery are you referring? It does not interfere with lasik, lid, conjunctiva or retina . ...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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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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Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Could  lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candidates so you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Which intraocular lens is good for cataract?

Speak to surgeon: There are many options that your surgeon should discuss with you. ...Read more

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Crystalens vs Toric Lense for Cataracts/Astigmatism. Which is better?

Crystalens vs Toric Lense for Cataracts/Astigmatism.  Which is better?

Toric IOLs: The Crystalens and Trulign are high tech intraocular lenses called presbyopia-correcting or "premium" IOLs. Crystalens for those who have both cataracts and hyperopia, which causes near vision problems. The Trulign Toric IOL best suited to people who have astigmatism and wish to have improved uncorrected near, intermediate and distance vision after cataract surgery. Be prepared for side effects ...Read more

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What are ortho-k lenses used for: myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism?

What are ortho-k lenses used for: myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism?

Both: Ortho-k is an expensive and non-sensible treatment. With this, you wear contact lenses while you sleep that mould the cornea. This allows better vision. During the day, the cornea reshapes itself to normal. What this means is that you see well for a few hours and your vision fades as the day progresses. A more sensible and cheaper solution is to wear contact lenses during the day. ...Read more

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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more

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Could myopia reverse when using convex lens (magnifying lens).?

Could myopia reverse when using convex lens (magnifying lens).?

No: Lenses do not change the eye. A convex lens would be the opposite of what a myope needs which is a concave lens. ...Read more