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Can I Go Straight To Contact Lenses Without Ever Wearing Glasses
I'm just wondering, if you have bad eyes can you skip glasses and go straight into contact lenses?
Not recommended: Even if you choose to use contact lenses as your primary means of correcting your vision, you need to have a pair of glasses as well. This is because there are situations in which you cannot wear your contacts, and you must have a back-up. The glasses do not need to be new or even the best prescription, but usable so you can safely drive and work. ...Read more
I got this idea of wearing glasses and contact lenses at the same time so I could interchange them during the day. Is it possible?
What do you advise if I had this idea of wearing glasses and contact lenses at the same time so I could interchange them during the day. Is it possible?
No: There is not a way to stop the progression of myopia. The eyeballs grow very little after early childhood, but even a slight changes in the shape of eyeballs can increase myopia. A one gets older, the eyeballs will finally stop changing, but that may be in his 20's or 30's. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm wearing glasses, I'm planning to wear contact lenses because can play sports with them and etc. Please read below.?
Get evaluated: An ophthalmologist can tell you whether or not you can wear contact lenses. There are a variety available and almost certainly one which will help you athletic needs. ...Read more
I tend to open my eyes wide when wearing contact lenses, which causes some eye fatigue. Is this normal? Should I consciously close up my eyelids a bit as if I am wearing glasses?
It is common: To open your eyes wider while wearing contact lenses, especially while getting use to them. If your eyes are becoming fatigued while wearing contact lens, you should decrease the amount of time that you are wearing them, in order to allow your eyes to adapt. Try wearing the contacts for only 4 hours/day for a few days, if your eyes do not feel fatigued, gradually increase the number of hours/day ...Read more
Focus light: If the only problem with your vision is an uncorrected need for classes, then your eye has a focal point off the retina (the film at the back of the eye). The ;job of glasses and contacts is to readjust that focal point with its peak on the light receptive elements of the retina so there is a clear image. This compensates for your eyes inability to do this. ...Read more
Requires: Observation of the lens on the eye and followup to determine if the contact is harming the ocular surface. ...Read more
I just bought contact lenses and I noticed a dramatic change in my vision from my eyeglasses. I see way clearer. I feel and see shapes and size, why?
Not correct: Eyeglasses and contacts lens prescriptions are not the same. There is a power difference since the glasses are farther from the cornea surface compared to contact lens. Thus you need a different prescription, plus contact lens requires a base curve and diameter in addition to the power. ...Read more
I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?
Can you correct one's vision so you don't have to wear glasses / contact lenses? Is it always successful?
After wear progressive glasses 5 hrs. At computer I see ghost images vertically, 2 traffic lights, road signs. W/contact lens OK. Dr doesn't know why.
Take more frequent breaks from near work:
Rule of three "20's"
Every 20 minutes, remove glasses,
look at object st least 20 feet away,
for at least 20 seconds.
Consider using "single vision "drug store" reading glasses, not progressives, at computer. They are very inexpensive, ~ $10 at flea market.
Start at +1.50, bring magazine to test at normal reading distance and go up or down in powers ...Read more
Yes: They both make light rays bend so that they will be in focus for you. ...Read more
Numbers game: Fitting cl is an art form as much as science. When the eyeglass refraction is placed in a cl if the number is large enough the strength of the contact may be different to cause good vision. The fit can also change the numbers. These are called "fudge factors'. The numbers are not as important as the ability to see wella nd comfortably. ...Read more
Yes: Contact lens also has size of size of cornea, in addition to power. That's why contact lens have to be 'fitted'. The power may differ also, if the myopia is significant. ...Read more
Naah: Usually a little different, especially as the prescription number gets higher. Also, you have to be fitted with a right fit, not just prescription power. ...Read more
Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more
Glasses vs contacts: First of all, glasses are cheaper and there are no side effects to glasses. They're very easy to use and can offer protection to your eyes. Contact lenses, only offer cosmetic advantages, except in very rare eye conditions, which are solely treated with contacts, but those are rare. Contact lenses need to be cared for & fit properly, are more expensive, & can have side effects or even intolerance. ...Read more
Contacts: You are far-sighted. The contact lens sits on the eye; glasses sit on the nose. The distance from the contact lens to the center of the eye is closer than the distance from the glasses lens to the center of the eye. Thus, for a far-sighted person, the lens power must be greater for the contact lens to achieve the same effective correction as the glasses. ...Read more
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