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Doctor insights on: Alternatives To Glasses And Contacts

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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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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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Which is more effective contacts or glasses?

Which is more effective contacts or glasses?

Depends on age: Depends on age , the health of the eye and the need for bifocals. There are bifocal contacts, but they do not perform as well as glasses. Yet in eyes with irregularly shaped corneas, contacts will clear vision in a way that no glasses ever can. For most ordinary cases, they function relatively the same. Probably your best answer will come from your own experience and guidance of your doctor. ...Read more

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If my glasses are 3.75, what are my contacts?

Plus or minus: Are they -3.75 or +3.75, and do you need to see at near and distance or distance only. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of contacts vs glasses?

What are the pros and cons of contacts vs  glasses?

Both work well: Contacts give a more natural perception of your environment, without frame edge limitations, or minification of objects you look at. Contacts must be fit to your specific eye shape and prescription. Getting use to a contact lens on the eye may take some time, however , with modern lenses this is not usually a problem. ...Read more

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Are contacts safe to wear and do they work like glasses?

Yes and yes: Contacts can correct your vision similar to glasses. However since they interact with your eyes directly, they are more complex than glasses. ...Read more

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Contacts vs glasses gave anyone long-term improvement in vision?

Contacts vs glasses gave anyone long-term improvement in vision?

Similar: Both glasses or contact lenses correct the refractive error to make the images clear. They both improve vision for a long term, but the corrective error can change with time or different conditions then the person will need an adjustment to either glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Is there anything new in glasses or contacts to improve long distance vision?

Is there anything new in glasses or contacts to improve long distance vision?

ICL's: There are implantable collamer lenses that you can implant in your eyes to improve your vision. Materials to make glasses or contact lenses have improved, but they are still glasses and contact lenses. ...Read more