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Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read more

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Glasses (Definition)

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Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Yes: If the strain is coming from presbyopia (loss of accommodation) and long hours of use. Adjust the power of reading glasses to the focal point distance from the computer screen vs. Font size (and reduce glare). ...Read more

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Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of glasses. Plus, lens tiniting can be used to reduce glare and improve contrast. See you ophthalmologist for a full evaluation and refraction. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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Do glasses cause eye strain?

Do glasses cause eye strain?

Yes: The wrong prescription in one or both eyes, poorly made glasses, interpupillary diameter distance problem, bifocal issue, prismatic effect from a bifocal, even the fit around the ear and nosepad problems may cause the feeling of eye discomfort. Have them checked out first to see if they are made correctly, then if they are the wrong prescription. ...Read more

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Might glasses help eye strain?

Might glasses help eye strain?

Absolutely: If you have an eye error such as myopia or hyperopia---with or without astigmatism---correcting it will help your vision and can relieve eye strain. ...Read more

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Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Yes: Pinhole can help sharpen vision, but at the expense of decreasing your field of vision (see straight ahead only with no peripheral). Eye strain can be reduced by having the proper refractive correction. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Not really: Refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye structure and are best corrected with glasses, contact lenses or lasik. In some cases of early presbyopia or difficulty reading, reading glasses may be delayed a bit with accommodation exercises but inevitably patients will require reading glasses. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

It depends: Contact lenses cannot be used for prism correction of strabismus. Glasses are the better choice for this. For lazy eye, in some cases contacts can work well to correct vision in the lazy eye. It depends on the cause of the lazy eye. See your local ophthalmologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Glasses and contacts: Significantly help your vision if they are fit properly. In addition, your eyes will not get weaker by wearing them on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

No: Wearing glasses allows you to see better. It does not change the eyes in any way. ...Read more

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Do strain eye cause eye to lost focus, is strain eye permanent if not, how to get rid of strain eye, if i get rid of strain eye will my eye focus be good?

Do strain eye cause eye to lost focus, is strain eye permanent if not, how to get rid of strain eye, if i get rid of strain eye will my eye focus be good?

Eye exam please: Eye strain symptoms are vague. Sometimes it's just being tired. Other times, dry eyes a lot allergies. But if from blurred vision, an exam by an eye md is essential. You may have a refractive error that requires glasses to correct and to alleviate the symptoms associated with trying to see through blurred vision. Other ideas: a tendency towards double vision; pathological blurred vision. ...Read more

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Would eye exercises prevent myopia?

No: No scientific research to date shows any eye exercises that work to stop or reverse myopia. Some expensive eye training exercises have been tried to help alleviate far sightedness but if a cycloplegic (dilated) eye refraction is performed to put the ciliary muscle at rest a true prescription of the eye results and eye glasses are needed. Rarely, a far sighted person can reduce power of glasses. ...Read more

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Can I use glasses to correct amblyopic eye?

Can I use glasses to correct amblyopic eye?

Varies with duration: Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years. ...Read more

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Do glasses or contacts help with a lazy eye?

Do glasses or contacts help with a lazy eye?

Yes: Helps to eliminate refractive error. This can balance eyes and prevent amblyopia. Also help with fusion if the images from both eyes are clearer. ...Read more

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Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?

Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?

Yes: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Yes: If the strain is coming from presbyopia (loss of accommodation) and long hours of use. Adjust the power of reading glasses to the focal point distance from the computer screen vs. Font size (and reduce glare). ...Read more

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Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Try dimestore: It sounds like mostly your have near vision issues. Were the lost glasses bifocals? With a distance correction you needed? If not you can buy $10 glasses and do very well by them. And if you just want something in the meanwhile, el cheapo glasses are not a major investment and can be used later as a back up. ...Read more

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Headache because of eye strain when i'm reading. Do i need glasses?

Headache because of eye strain when i'm reading. Do i need glasses?

You may: See an eye doc for an exam. Your eyes may be deficient in ability to maintain comfortable focus with near tasks and glasses can alleviate your symptoms. Furthermore an exam will reassure that your eyes are properly aligned, as this may cause visual symptoms too. ...Read more

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Will reading glasses help or hurt a blind spot in my eye?

Will reading glasses help or hurt a blind spot in my eye?

Should help.: Readers should magnify the image slightly, which will help you see around your blind spot. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty with reading even when i wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have early diabetic cataracts what can I do ?

I am having difficulty with reading even when i wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have  early diabetic cataracts what can I do   ?

Eye check: Typical early diabetic cataracts are centrally located meaning they are blocking the vision right in the center. An evaluation with your eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) would be indicated. ...Read more

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I use my Macbook Air for many hours, writing/reading.Are Gunnar glasses (or the like) useful to reduce eye strain? Or is f.lux a better option? Thanks

I use my Macbook Air for many hours, writing/reading.Are Gunnar glasses (or the like) useful to reduce eye strain? Or is f.lux a better option? Thanks

Gunnar glasses???: Not familiar with that. You are correct to be concerned about long hours on the Macbook affecting your eyes. For proper advice you should consult with an optometrist. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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I get daily headache, tired eyes, can barely stay away while looking over 15 feet away, or reading. Glasses, eye drops haven't helped, any advice?

I get daily headache, tired eyes, can barely stay away while looking over 15 feet away, or reading. Glasses, eye drops haven't helped, any advice?

Prescription change?: Depending on the last time you've had your eyes checked, you may have a refractive error, that may have changed in terms of your history w/ astigmatism.So you might want to have this rechecked, so that you're wearing the best possible visual corrected glasses/contact lens possible.Also make sure that your eye doctor checks for dry eye syndrome, as that can also sometimes cause those symptoms too. ...Read more

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Do reading glasses make your eyes look bigger?

Do reading glasses make your eyes look bigger?

Possibly: Plus power reading glasses can cause a magnification effect and make your eyes look bigger. ...Read more

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I keep rubbing my eyes but I am not tierd I do where reading glasses can you help?

I keep rubbing my eyes but I am not tierd I do where reading glasses can you help?

Check it out...: There can be several causes for this. Your eyes may need glasses full-time, not just for reading. This is common. They could also be dry and artificial tears may help. Have your ophthalmologist check you out. ...Read more

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How do I take an eye test to see if I need reading glasses?

Optometrists: That is one of the tests that your eye specialist will take you through. ...Read more

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I have reading glasses. If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

I have reading glasses.  If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

No: You need reading glasses because the lens system inside your eye has lost its ability to accomodate at near. Wearing reading glasses brings near targets into focus on your retina. Just like putting a bigger, stronger lens on a camera doesn't make the camera weaker, using a better lens over your eye doesn't make it weaker. You'll just have a clearer picture. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?

Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?

Presbyopia: Is the term which describes the typical age-related development of reading problems. Often, patients who don't need glasses for distance vision can get along with otc readers. This type of glasses is meant to be used only for reading and you won't be able to see distance well through them. Alternatives include half-sized lenses in which you look over the top, or bifocals to wear all the time. ...Read more