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Can reading glasses cause pain at temple?

Can reading glasses cause pain at temple?

Too tight/strain: If your readers are too tight, then yes, there may be discomfort. Other sources of discomfort may be from using the wrong power of reading glass. If too weak, your eyes may fatigue and become more uncomfortable the longer you read. If too strong, you may be holding print too close or, if not, you may be defocused in which you may be squinting to try to see clearly. Talk to your eye md to help. ...Read more

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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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What are the causes of a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

What are the causes of a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

Eye growth: The eye can compensate for errors of refraction in many cases from infancy to young age. But as the body grows, so does the eye and eyeglass needs commonly develop. Also the child can in this circumstance have the sophistication to realize he/she does not see so well. See your pediatric ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Will wearing someone else's strong glasses all the time cause my vision to worsen?

Will wearing someone else's strong glasses all the time cause my vision to worsen?

No: I am assuming you are wearing someone elses eyeglasses because they help your vision. But since they are not fit to your need, you might feel some strain. This is not harmful but it might be uncomfortable. At some time you should consider going to an ophthalmologist and getting the proper correction for your eyes. ...Read more

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What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

Growth: It doesn't take much, and children are growing at an amazing rate. A small change in the shape of the lens or the eyeball itself can make a difference. Plus, many kids compensate for a long time, and most likely eyesight was going bit by bit, but it was hard to notice until compensation was no longer possible. ...Read more

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I have been feeling diziyfor the last two days like when you wear someone eleses glasses. What causes this? Dizzie while sitting or standing.

Don't wear them: You should not wear other peoples glasses because their prescription is for their eyes and you can get eye strain trying to focus thru them. ...Read more

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Using transitions glasses (those that darken with sunlight) may cause damages in my eyesight? I want to know if using transitions glasses may cause ph

Using transitions glasses (those that darken with sunlight) may cause damages in my eyesight? I want to know if using transitions glasses may cause ph

Sunglasses are good: Anything that blocks ultraviolet light from reaching your eyes and eyelids is good. There is no evidence that the Transitions lenses are bad for you. Wear them and don't worry. ...Read more

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Could my headaches be caused by my need for glasses?

Yes: Headaches can be very complicated to address. So we try to start with the simple and obvious causes. If glasses were recommended, try them out and see what happens with the headache. If no improvement, see your primary. At least you will have improved your vision. ...Read more

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Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Not really: Both glasses and contact are corrective devices for vision correction. It help a person to see clear by correcting refractive error. A person's vision could change with time or under certain conditions. Then the person will need to adjust his/her correction with new glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Does not wearing your glasses cause you to have frequent migraines?

Does not wearing your glasses cause you to have frequent migraines?

No: Wearing, or not wearing your glasses should have no affect on the frequency of migraines. ...Read more

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What could cause my glasses to give me a headache but not my contacts?

What could cause my glasses to give me a headache but not my contacts?

Poor vision: If you wear glasses and are having headaches, you should get your vision checked. Poor vision can cause headaches. Just getting a different pair of glasses can help. ...Read more

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What causes your world to look off when you first start wearing glasses?

Glasses distortion: Your brain is used to seeing images a certain way (either without glasses or with old glasses). When new glasses are worn or the prescription is changed, the brain has to adapt to this change. This generally takes 1-2 weeks of wear to successfully adapt to this. ...Read more

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My new glasses causes me to get headaches. How do I figure out what is wrong with new glasses?

My new glasses causes me to get headaches. How do I figure out what is wrong with new glasses?

Complicated: Soemtimed the correct prescription can give headaches during the adjustment period. That being said, sometimes the power of the precription needs to be reduced (cut) to enable the patient to adjust, with the full prescription being weaned in over a 6-12 month period. Speak to your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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A friend said that she has dark specks in bright light sources when her glasses are not on, but none when glasses are on. Cause for concern?

A friend said that she has dark specks in bright light sources when her glasses are not on, but none when glasses are on. Cause for concern?

Normal or floaters: The gel that fills the inside of your can pull away from the retina-the part of your eye that "senses" light. Flashes are from traction-the gel pulling on the retina, which can cause (or indicate a retinal tear). This can lead to a blinding retinal detachment, sensed as a veil like sensation ultimately with vision loss. If you have flashes, floaters or a veil-see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can the need of glasses cause migraine?

Can the need of glasses cause migraine?

Triggers: Essentially the migraine attack is a neurovascular reaction to internal and external stimuli. A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as exposure to odors, flashing lights, sunlight and loud noises, vision impairment implicated in migraine. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is caused by a toric (football) shape to the cornea, and rarely by the lens in the eye. Wearing glasses will not cause astigmatism. ...Read more

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Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

DEFINITELY: Headaches are often related to eye issues and changes in your sight by not wearing glasses if needed. But headaches can also occur due to other problems- grinding and clenching of the teeth, sinus, etc. I would see a doctor for a consult. ...Read more

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Does a small amount of alcohol cause erectile problems while under it's influence? Small as in 2 glasses.

Does a small amount of alcohol cause erectile problems while under it's influence? Small as in 2 glasses.

Yes: As stated by Shakespeare in Macbeth,
“What three things does drink especially provoke? "

"Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes. It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. Therefore, much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery." ...Read more