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Doctor insights on: Cheap Multifocal Glasses

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What are multifocal glasses lenses?

What are multifocal glasses lenses?

Bifocal substitute: These are eyeglass lenses with a continuous grind so no line is visible. They offer a large distance and near area for correction and a narrower central band of intermediate clarity. They cost a little more but offer a cosmetic and sometimes optical advantage for those in the presbyopic age. ...Read more

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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

No: The vision with glasses is better. However many people successfully wear multi-focal contact lenses. Be patient and work with your eye doctor. Th multi-focals generally require more time to adapt and more adjustments than other types of contact lenses. ...Read more

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What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?

What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?

Lenses may not help: If you have a lazy eye, no lens will "fix" it. However, any lens that gets you to your best corrected vision will help but i usually recommend staying away from multifocals in lazy eyes. If you still have a muscle problem--this should be addressed by a strabismus surgeon. ...Read more

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Multifocal eyeglasses. Who makes good ones?

Multifocal eyeglasses. Who makes good ones?

Progressive lenses: Spectacle lenses are usually referred to as progressive bifocal lenses if they have an variable or increasing power as you look further down into the lens. Contact lenses and lens implants are usually referred to a multifocal. Nevertheless, we have had excellent results with essilor lenses (varilux) as progressive lenses. ...Read more

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I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria.Now i don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c?Thx

I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria.Now i don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c?Thx

No: Being skinny, or low hb a1c does not explain your refractive errors in the eye. It would be prudent for you to exercise and eat some protein rich foods like beans, lentils, legumes, nuts and lean meats. ...Read more

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At what age is it typical to need reading glasses in the u.S.?

At what age is it typical to need reading glasses in the u.S.?

Forties: On average most people need to start using readers in their forties. It is a bell curve so certainly some people will need them earlier and some later. ...Read more

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How to get me new glasses?

How to get me new glasses?

Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more

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Who takes +5 strength glasses?

Hyperopic: Glasses on the plus (+) side are used for people who are farsighted and/or need extra help at near. They are magnifying lenses and if you look through them, you can enlarge the objects viewed. This is one of the standard eyeglasses needs although a little higher than most. ...Read more

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How do glasses work on a person?

Glasses: Glasses work by focusing light onto the center of the retina (which is the part of the eye that sees). Without glasses, many individuals eyes do not focus the light in the correct location. ...Read more

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Is the need for glasses hereditary?

Yes: But we don't understand the specifics very well. Having parents that wear glasses increases the chances that you will need glasses. ...Read more