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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 i switch from glasses(prism lens) to contacts(different prescription) will that cause unusual discomfort?

Depends: If you have double vision when you don't wear your glasses with prism, then you will have it with contact lenses. If double vision is not a problem for you, then contacts will likely work. ...Read more

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Glasses (Definition)

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Can you tell me if you 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?

It can: Contact lenses do not correct for ocular misalignment like prism glasses can. If you need prism to avoid discomfort, then contact lenses are not a good choice for you. ...Read more

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What can be done to combat dizziness when switching between glasses and contacts?

What can be done to combat dizziness when switching between glasses and contacts?

Check power: This is usually due to a significant power difference between the eyeglasses and the contacts, or sometimes an uncorrected astigmatism. Rarely it could be due to the fit of the contact. Check with your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...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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Which is more effective contacts or glasses?

Which is more effective contacts or glasses?

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

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If my glasses are 3.75, what are my contacts?

Plus or minus: Are they -3.75 or +3.75, and do you need to see at near and distance or distance only. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of contacts vs glasses?

What are the pros and cons of contacts vs  glasses?

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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