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Are photochromatic spectacles really bad for your eyes?

Are photochromatic spectacles really bad for your eyes?

No: Photochromatic, or transition spectacles almost always have ultraviolet pretection added to them . The are protective to uv light exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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Do babies with prader willi syndrome need high powered eye glasses; do they have bad vision?

Do babies with prader willi syndrome need high powered eye glasses; do they have bad vision?

NO: Prader - willie syndrome have failure to thrive below 1 year and then hyperphagia causes obesity into aduldhood and psychologic , hypogonadism and skeletal problems. Visual problems can occur to anybody. ...Read more

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How to prevent our eyes from getting spectacles?

How to prevent our eyes from getting spectacles?

Well.....: Eyes change throughout life. Your genetics play a role in your spectacle needs. If you have the "right" genetics, you may be able to be relatively spectacle free most of your life. However, the changes in the corneal elasticity, accommodation, cataract formation, and diseases of the retina, optic nerve, blood vessels and macula may change your visual function. Glasses are one of th tools to help. ...Read more

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Regular users of spectacles get dark circles below their eyes. How can I avoid this?

Regular users of spectacles get dark circles below their eyes. How can I avoid this?

You can't: The glasses are not causing the dark circles. This is an aging change, fatigue can cause this to look worse. ...Read more

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I wear spectacles and the skin below my eyes is very dark. It resembles dark circles. Can you suggest remedy?

I wear spectacles and the skin below my eyes is very dark. It resembles dark circles. Can you suggest remedy?

Dark circles:age/fat: Dark circles under eyes can be due to aging changes, genetic skin predispositions of fat pad migration, chronic microtrauma (rubbing eyes). Lack of sleep, stress, can make it worse. Some ointments claim to help improve this, but nothing proven in a good clinical study. See eye plastic md to discuss other options to remove them. ...Read more

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I use to wear spectacles. But even after using them regularly i feel itchy and burning sensation in my eyes. Any advice plz!

See an eye doctor: With those symptoms, you should see an eye doctor for a complete exam, to decide if some prescription eye drops would help. ...Read more

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Hi I was wearing spectacles for past 9years, now I have dark circles around my eyes and my eyes were like drawn into the socket. .what is the remedy??

Hi I was wearing spectacles for past 9years, now I have dark circles around my eyes and my eyes were like drawn into the socket. .what is the remedy??

Cosmetic bleph: Your wearing glasses has nothing to do with dark circles around your eyes. Take a look at your parents and you may find they have the same condition, which is an inherited trait. Covermark cosmetics or cosmetic blepharoplasty from an oculoplastic surgeon best approach. Good luck ...Read more

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Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

Yes: There are three ways to handle this: 1. Don't wear anything. 2. Wear contact lenses with swim goggles over them. 3. Get a pair of prescription swim goggles. ...Read more

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I feel ticklish at my head. Just above my left eye. When i cover my eyes by using cotton or sponge, it tickles. And yes, i wear spectacles.Help.. Tq?

I feel ticklish at my head. Just above my left eye. When i cover my eyes by using cotton or sponge, it tickles. And yes, i wear spectacles.Help.. Tq?

Tickles on the head: You may just have a area on the skin of the face that is a little hypersensitive. There is really no pill or medicine to take to eradicate this. You just have to give it time. Try a skin moisturizer on the area. It just may be dry. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more