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Can I Bring The Eyeglasses Frame To An Optometrist To Insert The Lens Into It
Unlikely: An optician will make your glasses for you. If you have a frame you love, you can have new lenses inserted into it. But lenses are fabricated by using the old lens already in the frame as a template to cut the new lens to fit. If you just have a frame, it is very complex to put a lens in with the proper fit and most optical shops will not do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually yes: If the frame is not damaged and has a contemporary design, then usually lenses would be able to be cut by the optician to fit the frames. There are some older frames where it can be very difficult to fit lenses. ...Read more
When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?
Yes: Yes, in my practice we need to inspect them and then have the client release liability for the frame and any possible defects that we can not detect but if the frames are in adequate shape we will agree to place lenses in them for you. Some dispensaries will not let you use your own frames. They do not know the contdition of them and do not want the responsability if they break, and lost income. ...Read more
Glasses -yes: Opticians take an ophthalmologist's prescription and make lenses to fit in your choice of eyeglass frames. In a few jurisdictions they can prescribe and fit contacts but most cannot do this. In many areas they can take a prescription for contacts and apply them to the eye, or sell the lenses based solely on that prescription. ...Read more
Change the glass: Frames are just to hold the corrective lenses in place, so changing the frame will have no effect on the power. If you find an eyeglass frame you like, an optical shop - with the proper prescription - can replace the old lenses with your prescription to fit the frames you like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disinfection: The particular disinfectant you use should have directions on the bottle. Follow them closely. The best solutions are the peroxide based ones, like clear care or aosept. Any other questions may be directed to the doctor who prescribed the lenses for you. ...Read more
How long to wait to wear contact lenses after gonioscopy (or whatever the exam is called where ophtalmologist puts a glass lense on your numbed eye)?
Short time: The lens applied to your eye is on a gel which provides an optical link between the lens and the interior of your eye. The numbness usually disappears in 10 minutes at most and the normal tear flow will clean out the residual gel. So you can start to wear you contact lenses by the time the exam is completely over - probably 15 minutes after the gel aided exam. ...Read more
No: You should not put all-in-one contact lens solution directly into your eyes. Instead put a small drop onto the contact lens before inserting it. If your eyes are dry, put artificial tears for contact use into your eyes. Contact lens solution is harsh. Sterile saline is better and easier on the eyes. ...Read more
Practicemakesperfect: I think most will agree that the thought of putting something on your eyeball is a little strange and hard to wrap your head around initially. With proper instruction and practice though you'll get the hang of it in no time. Be sure your optometrist shows you the right way to put them in and take them out. ...Read more
Allergy eye drops needs to be absorbed and soaked in for it to work or it just enough to hit the surface of the eye externally?
Made you blink!: My patients find the best method is lying on their back facing upward, eyelids closed, and placing a drop at the edge of the lid near the nose and letting it roll into the eye slowly. Otherwise standing up, tipping head back and dropping it in is hit or miss; good chance eyelashes will blink the drop away - like Nadal poaching away a weakly hit groundstroke (except yesterday at the French Open!). ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Is it possible that stabbing yourself in the eye with your mascara wand cause your eye to be red the next day?
Will there be any problem if i put my contact lenses in the lens case without the solution?is it okay to clean the lens case with boil water?
Yes & yes: A contact lens is made of materials that require water to remain useable/wearable. Check out http://www.eyehealthweb.com/what-contact-lenses-are-made-of/. Regarding your case, sterile solution or just plain hot tap water should be fine (depending upon reference). Let air dry. Check out more info at http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/caring-contact-lens & http://goo.gl/awrXoB (via Huffington Post). ...Read more
Does the thickness/thinness of a lens effect how likely your glasses will slide down when you blink?
Sometimes...: Sometimes, but more important is the fit of the nosepiece and frame arms that tuck around your ears. There are lighter weight plastics that aren't as heavy, even with higher prescriptions. The position of the frames should be checked where you purchased them. Blinking shouldn't move your glasses. ...Read more
If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?
Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more
Cataract: If you mean what can cause a tear in the capsular membrane that surrounds the natural lens during cataract surgery, the answer would be: many things. Cataract surgery is performed expertly by many careful and well-trained surgeons throughout the country, and we always try to avoid an unintentional tears in the capsule, especially posteriorly, but it can happen easily because it is so delicate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can't they make a progressive eye glass lens where the vision for intermediate and reading is wider... Even to the edge of the frame?
Not optically done: Progressive lenses have two issues: 1) giving a continuous grind to allow for several distances of clear vision and 2) cosmetic optics so that the continuous grind is not evident. They could make a lens with a much larger optic as you are hoping for but this would produce obvious optical distortions that would make the lens look odd and would not reach the edge of the lens anyway. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an allergy to acrylic cataract lenses they put in surgically to correct cataracts?
Probably not: "allergic reactions" do not occur to either silicone or acrylic intraocular lenses. Very rarely people have issues where the lenses need to be removed or exchanged for a different material (silicone for acrylic or vice-a-versa) but this is exceedingly rare. In these situations there are usually other factors in the eye contributing to the need for exchange and not an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What power lens would be required to correct the myopia of someone who can only see the topmost row of a snellen chart?
Probably about -4: Its likely that the prescription will be somewhere between -4 to -6. The only way to know for sure is to get your eyes refracted. ...Read more
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