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Amblyopia Refractive Error
No: It will provide no benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Or consider surgery: Depending on how much and what type of refractive error, glasses and contacts are good options, or you could consider surgery. Modern techniques allow correction of almost any type of refractive error, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. More info at http://www.2020vision.Com/refractive_error.Html and www.2020vision.Com/procedures_lasik.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Refractive error is simply the strength of glasses needed for you to see well. It is the "medicine" in your glasses. Refractive error is directly related to physical properties of your eye; how large or small, curvature of your cornea and the clarity of your lens (early cataract can affect change). It is not a disease, and hence, it can not cause blindness. ...Read more
It depends: Refractive error limits for pilots vary by branch of service and probably also by country. In the us air force, a small amount of refractive error is permissible as long as the vision is correctable to 20/20 in each eye. For specifics, visit the medical standards website for your desired branch of service and career field. ...Read more
It depends: If the difference is small, the brain can usually fuse the two images, especially with the help of glasses. When it becomes very large (anisometropia), it becomes more difficult to fuse and can result in amblyopia. Contact lenses tend to be better tolerated in people with large differences than glasses. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are several ways to treat vision problems related to refractive errors (need for prescription correction). The easiest is to wear glasses. Contact lenses can decrease your need for glasses, but must be cared for regularly in order to prevent infections. Laser vision correction and lens replacement surgery are alternatives that can provide lasting glasses-free vision but are costlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refractive Error: Yes, this is typically your refractive error. When an eye doctor is comparing the numbers from other exams / doctors, he/she usually refers to the glasses prescription numbers for comparison. In higher levels of refractive error, contact lens prescriptions have be adjusted from the glasses power so the main number to know if your glasses refractive error. ...Read more
Will getting glasses to correct my refractive error stop my headaches from popping up every other week?
Many headaches: There are many causes for headaches; eyeglass needs are only one of them and not a very common cause. Getting glasses is useful simply to see better and for you it would be terrific if the headaches were taken care of as well. You may have to look for other causes if the headaches are not altered b y the eyeglasses. ...Read more
If someone has basically no refractive error, what is the normal reading glass prescription as he ages? Also do things like the dashboard get blurry?
Presbyopia: Is the term for the loss in focusing power of the lens of the eye with aging. Yes, the dashboard may eventually get blurry. Smart phones cause more eye strain than we used to have.There can be small variations. Age 42-44: +1.25 45-48: +1.50 49-52: +1.75 53-56: +2.00 57-59: +2.25 60+: +2.50. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts.No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen.Cause for glare?
Ophthalmologist: If you need to find this out to get glasses, you will need a prescription from your ophthalmologist. If you already own a pair of glasses an optical shop can tell you the numbers. The reading takes specialized instrumentation and you cannot find this out from things found in the non-optical environment. ...Read more
Yes: There are four types of refractive error which may occur singly or in combination: hyperopia (cannot see close), myopia (cannot see far), astigmatism (blurring at all ranges), presbyopia (inability to focus). Each of these are tested for by your ophthalmologist and glasses may be prescribed to optimize vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glasses power: Yes, the eye care professionals have instruments as do the optical department optician that can measure the strength of the eyes when they were prescribed, providing they were for that patient and made correctly. However the glasses strength are not the same as the contact lens prescription. Your eye care professional can sort this out for you. ...Read more
REf error: Possible as the first in the family. ...Read more
Subjective: Refraction is still the best way. This is the "what is better 1 or 2 test". ...Read more
Eyeglasses: Eye refractive error is the technical term for a need for eyeglasses (or contacts) to correct vision. This is the best way to see clearly and your ophthalmologist can evaluate your needs and recommend the best eyeglasses for you. You might be eligible for contacts or lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anisometropia: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Presbyopia/Hyperopia: Depending on the degree of your refractive error, you will notice some perceived "eye strain." The most likely cause is Presbyopia which is due to difficulty accommodating (reading) after the age of 40. This can easily be corrected with glasses. Not wearing any correction will NOT harm your eyes; however, the glasses will certainly make it more comfortable for you to see and read. ...Read more
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