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Can Glasses Cause Pain
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
Various: Genetics, growth, trauma, too much near work, etc. ...Read more
No: No damage will occur...You just won't see as well as you would like to. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does a small amount of alcohol cause erectile problems while under it's influence? Small as in 2 glasses.
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
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