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Are Pinhole Spectacles Generally Comfortable
No: There are other materials which can be used, trivex for example. ...Read more
Most cases -YES: In most cases your best corrected vision wil be the same as what you see with your glasses. No better / no worse. The only exception might be with gas permeable contacts if you have astigmatism. Some professional baseball players have won major league batting titles wearing gas permeable conact lenses (edgar martinez-seattle mariners). ...Read more
Yes: Soft toric lenses work well for this. ...Read more
Individual preferenc: Lense manufactureres are in constant battle to grab a better share of this large and lucrative market. With minor changes in plastics, curvature and preservation - each new lense is advertised as the best out there. Fit, vision and comfort are individualized and each type of lens may be ideal for some, not so good for others. The same goes for acuvue oasys v. Sofmed. Try each. ...Read more
No difference: The risk is the same for each. ...Read more
Little difference: These both produce excellent end results and there is little to choose between them. Discuss this with your refractive ophthalmic surgeon who can explain the difference and whether one or the other is better for you. ...Read more
-3.0 in both eyes. Using contacts. Can read fine without glasses. Considering whether lasik or lasek, or other surgical correction?
Epi-LASIK: I have done over 10000 lasik cases and over 1000 prk cases. A documented, peer-reviewed study was published in 2011 showing that the lasik flap never fully heals. The consequence of this is if any lasik patient ever gets hit in the eye just right (just wrong) and the flap comes loose, there is a very brief window to get it repositioned or you'll need a corneal transplant. Insist on epi-lasik! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?
Do all toric contacts correct both astigmatism and myopia? Some of them say they are for astigmatism and don't mention nearsightedness.
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