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Can You Switch Between Glasses And Contacts
Can you tell me if I switch from glasses (prism lens) to contacts (different prescription) will that cause unusual discomfort?
Can you tell me if you switch from glasses (prism lens) to contacts (different prescription) will that cause unusual discomfort?
Want to switch from wearing glasses/contacts as I feel they are an inconvenient for my lifestyle. Can you recommend Lasik surgery professional? I know medical aid will not pay but I feel it is still a medical decision of which Discovery can assist in
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I got contacts for the first time a few days ago & I updates my prescription for new glasses. When I switch from contacts to glasses, my glases makes me dizzy, nauseated & gives me headaches.
No: You can wear you contacts as much, or as little, as you want. ...Read more
Depends on age: Depends on age, the health of the eye and the need for bifocals. There are bifocal contacts, but they do not perform as well as glasses. Yet in eyes with irregularly shaped corneas, contacts will clear vision in a way that no glasses ever can. For most ordinary cases, they function relatively the same. Probably your best answer will come from your own experience and guidance of your doctor. ...Read more
Both work well: Contacts give a more natural perception of your environment, without frame edge limitations, or minification of objects you look at. Contacts must be fit to your specific eye shape and prescription. Getting use to a contact lens on the eye may take some time, however, with modern lenses this is not usually a problem. ...Read more
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Presbyopia: There are two possibilities: one is that your contacts are too strong allowing you to see well in the distance but not at close; the other possibility is early presbyopia in which your focusing power is no longer sufficient despite the distance power being correct. See your eye doctor who can work with you to correct this. ...Read more
No: Not in my practice. All the information can be optained during your exam. Unusual types of refractions and ocular shapes and astigmatism may require special contactys to be ordered. Most patients can be fit at the same time of their exam. Logistics-- every practice does thing differently. ...Read more
I usually wear only contacts, and I haven't worn a pair of glasses in a year. So I got glasses and its totally different then contacts is this normal?
Hello. I have used my old glasses for 7 years, the new one is high in power, 3++ while the old one is about 1++, so it is ok for me to switch between?
No difference: If your eyes are normal and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to good vision, then there is no difference between the two. If your cornea is abnormal, vision is often better with contact lenses. Glasses wear does decrease peripheral vision some but not to a clinically significant amount. ...Read more
Different: They are different. Often the overall power will be similar or the same, but contact lenses require more specifications, such as the curvature of the lens as well as type of material. ...Read more
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