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Will the eye doctor give me a contact lens prescription if it's my first time wearing a corrective lense?

Will the eye doctor give me a contact lens prescription if it's my first time wearing a corrective lense?

Yes: Yes if your correction is amenable to contacts. Your doctor will also check the health of your eye to see if your eye would tolerate wearing a contact lens. ...Read more

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How do athletes wear contacts, glasses or any kind of corrective lens when playing?

How do athletes wear contacts, glasses or any kind of corrective lens when playing?

Common: Athletes rarely use glasses but some like them and use a protective eye shield. Contacts are common and function well. When they do this they always have a spare or two on the sidelines to replace any that might have been knocked out. These days it is common for them to have lasik surgery which avoids the whole issue. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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How do I improve my eyesight without using corrective lenses?

How do I improve my eyesight without using corrective lenses?

See explanation.: That is why they are called corrective lenses. The only other alternative is refractive surgery or contact lenses. ...Read more

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What is the highest and the lowest diopter on a corrective lens?

Sky's the limit: Theoretically, you could have a very high or low number, but this is limited by the materials they are made of and what you could reasonably put on someone's face. I've seen glasses as strong as +15.00 and -35.00 in my own experience. ...Read more

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Can I determine my vision from my corrective lens prescription?

Can I determine my vision from my corrective lens prescription?

Roughly: There is a rough correlation between the prescription and the vision chart-- for each line on the vision chart, there is approximately 0.25 d change in the prescription. So you can estimate your vision based on this formula. ...Read more

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How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

Wearing 3D glasses: The 3d glasses can be slipped over the prescription glasses generally without difficulty. Some are very cheaply made from cardboard with thin plastic lenses, but flexible enough to be worn over glasses. ...Read more

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How can one gain back his normal eyesight without using corrective spectacles / lenses?

Laser or IOL: Laser vision correction (lasik or prk) or refractive lens surgery with placement of an intraocular lens (iol) are other ways to correct your vision. Discuss the various options with your ophthalmologist (eye md) to see what's best for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?

Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?

When blurred: Astigmatism is very common -- almost everyone has a little bit. It simply means that the cornea is not perfectly round, but rather has one steeper and one flatter curvature (like the side of a football rather than a basketball). People with more than 0.75diopters of astigmatism usually notice that images are blurred without glasses or contacts. ...Read more