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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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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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


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Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Not if used properly: Contact lenses are a medical device, just like a drug. If used properly, they are safe and effective. If used improperly, they can cause severe problems. See your eye doctor if you are interesting in contact lens wear. ...Read more

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What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

Brown or grey: To block the uv light most effectively, sunglasses of brown or grey are the best. These always have incorporated in them uv blockage. Other colors are mostly cosmetic and a few for special circumstances. None are bad for the eyes although some are not effective. ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more

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Are colored costume lenses bad for your eyes?

Are colored costume lenses bad for your eyes?

Can be: If fit by a proper eye professional they should do no harm. If bought on the internet or at a costume shop, they might be of improper fit and may even be non-sterile which could cause some difficulty for the eyes. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it that all i see in distances are blurry patches despite wearing farsighted single vision glasses?

Please explain why is it that all i see in distances are blurry patches despite wearing farsighted single vision glasses?

Blurred lines: How old are your glasses? Is this a new problem? If so, see your eye doc for evaluation, prescription may have changed. ...Read more

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Do you know are eye drops like cleareyes bad for your eyes?

Do you know are eye drops like cleareyes bad for your eyes?

Eye drops : If you use eye drops to get the red out of your eyes, they are OK to use once in a while, but shouldn't be used on a regular basis without having your eyes examined to figure out why they are rec. ...Read more

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Why is it that all i see in distances are blurry patches despite wearing farsighted single vision glasses? I need some advice.

Why is it that all i see in distances are blurry patches despite wearing farsighted single vision glasses? I need some advice.

Need Exam: You symptoms are unable to be answered without a refraction and medical eye exam too many possibilities, from incidental to serious can cause you symptoms. Only an exam can determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can whiten my eyes without surgery and decongestants eye drops.had an eye exam my eyes are perfect.just the color that bothers me?

How can whiten my eyes without surgery and decongestants eye drops.had an eye exam my eyes are perfect.just the color that bothers me?

Use artificial tears: Reddening and irritation are often related to drying of the eyes. Prolonged computer work can also cause it as the blink rate goes down. Take a break every hour or two. Use artificial tears 3-4 times a day. Stay away from Visine or other decongestant drops. They can make the problem worse. ...Read more

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Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

NO: They are not bad for your eyes as long as they are fit properly and cared for properly. ...Read more

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Are black sclera contacts harmful for your eyes?

Are black sclera contacts harmful for your eyes?

Yes they can be: All contact lenses are medical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye care professional. In fact selling contact lenses over-the-counter, whether cosmetic or to correct vision, is illegal. Permanent eye damage can occur if the lenses do not fit properly - see an eye care specialist for a prescription. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of photogray glasses for sensitive eyes?

What are the bad effects of photogray glasses for sensitive eyes?

Sunglasses needed: Photograys can not replace sunglasses in strong light conditions - they are not usually dark enough and allow light into the periphery (from both front and sides). The photogrey effect can also be canceled by your windshield tinting - leaving you unprotected from bright light in the car. Some artificial lighting also triggers the photogrey effect indoors, making it difficult to see. ...Read more

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Why do so many people wear glasses these days? Is human eye sight getting worse?

Why do so many people wear glasses these days? Is human eye sight getting worse?

To improve vision: Eyeglasses are worn to help see better and in a few cases for cosmetic effects. It is true that myopia is increasing - investigations are under way to try to determine the cause. In this techno age, fine eyesight discrimination is more important and so people turn to eyeglasses for that help so they are seen more commonly. ...Read more

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My eye sight is really bad! what are some remedies to improve my eyesight?

My eye sight is really bad! what are some remedies to improve my eyesight?

Eyeglasses!: There are people out there trying to convince patients that exercises can improve vision. But since visual acuity is dependent on the shape of the eyeball, there is really nothing you can do short of correcting where the light focuses on you retina (by using corrective lenses). Sorry. ...Read more

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I am curious if drops for glaucoma makes eyes darker, is there any drops that make your eyes brighter?

I am curious if drops for glaucoma makes eyes darker, is there any drops that make your eyes brighter?

Glaucoma drop fx: One class of glaucoma medications can result in the darkening of the iris and even pigment the skin around the eyes. Unfortunately, there is no drop that will make the eyes "brighter". Using artificial tears for dryness and keeping the eyes moist and healthy will keep them their brightest. ...Read more

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What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

Not sure what: You are asking? Contacts come clear, and there are also those that are tinted. Are you asking how to turn your green eyes blue? ...Read more

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Been using eye drops, but they only make my eyes feel good. The blurred vision is getting really annoying, can anyone help me out?

Been using eye drops, but they only make my eyes feel good. The blurred vision is getting really annoying, can anyone help me out?

Need exam: The lubrication you are providing to the surface of the eye will do nothing to improve your vision if another pathologic condition is present (ie glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease) you need a comprehensive ophthalmologic exam. ...Read more

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Are computer screens bad for your eyes?

Are computer screens bad for your eyes?

No: Computer screens are like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard. It won't make you deaf but it is not fun to listen too. People don't blink as much when looking at a computer so their eyes dry out. This causes eye strain and fatigue. Raising your chair and tilting the screen back can help. Using artificial tears before computer use helps also. ...Read more

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What are the risks to your eyes when wearing special contacts like black sclera?

What are the risks to your eyes when wearing special contacts like black sclera?

Contacts have risks.: All contact lenses carry risks such as infection, scarring, or blood vessel growth on the cornea. Special cosmetic contacts carry extra risks and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. Never, ever wear any contacts unless prescribed to you by a doctor. The risks of cosmetic contact lenses not prescribed by a doctor are so severe that they are illegal in a number of states. ...Read more