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What is the treatment for refractive error that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for refractive error that is best and has fewest side effects?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Refractive Error (Definition)

refractive error means that you need glasses to see well. This can mean that you are near sighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. It also may be a sign that you need readers as you past the age ...Read more


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Can refractive error make you eventually go blind?

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

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How severe is the refractive error in a contact lens?

How severe is the refractive error in a contact lens?

None: Contact lenses do not have refractive errors, but the eye may. Contact lenses come in different powers to compensate for the refractive error of the eye. ...Read more

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How high or low is the refractive error in a contact lens?

How high or low is the refractive error in a contact lens?

For almost all: Contact lenses are available to correct almost every refractive error, including various levels of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. ...Read more

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Refractive error even with 20/20 vision. Is this bad for flying?

Refractive error even with 20/20 vision. Is this bad for flying?

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

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What is it like when two eyes have different refractive error?

What is it like when two eyes have different refractive error?

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

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What does the refractive error & corneal refraction in eyes mean?

What does the refractive error & corneal refraction in eyes mean?

Ref error: Total rrfractive error of the eye includes corneal refraction (glasses prescription based on corneal shape ) and lens refractive error. ...Read more

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What is a refractive error?

What is a refractive error?

Eyeglass needs: A refractive error is the technical term for the need for eyeglass correction in all of its forms -myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia. Your ophthalmologist can determine your needs and supply the best eyeglass for correction. ...Read more

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Is refractive error a disease?

Is refractive error a disease?

Not really: Refractive errors refer to misfocus of the eyes. With a good refraction, normal vision is restored therefore the eye isn't really diseased. ...Read more

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Is -1.75 refractive error worrying?

No: You have mild myopia...Near-sightedness. No need to worry! ...Read more

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What are the tests for refractive error?

Refraction: Refraction is the testing procedure which can determine refractive error. This is the process by which the glasses prescription is determined. ...Read more

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How do I find out what refractive error is?

Ref error: Let your eye doctor measure you with an auto-refractor followed by manual refraction (dry and wet). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a refractive error?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision, headaches, eye strain, glare, halos and double vision can all be symptoms of uncorrected refractive error. ...Read more

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What is meant by the phrase refractive error?

Image focus problem: Refractive error refers to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If there is an imbalance between the to eyes, it is called anisometropia. These are all problems the eye has in focussing a clear image on to the retina. ...Read more

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How do I find out what my refractive error is?

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

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How high is the refractive error in a contact?

How high is the refractive error in a contact?

Ref error: No limits as long as the health of the eye is fine. There are also specialty contact lenses for unusual cases. ...Read more

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Ok i've got refractive error. What should I do?

Ok i've got refractive error. What should I do?

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 more

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How does refractive error relate to your vision?

Ref error: Ref error limits your vision hence its correction makes you see without glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

Dr. David Kira
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Refractive Surgery (Definition)

LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) in order to improve vision and reduce a person's dependency on ...Read more