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Will the eye doctor give me a contact lens prescription if it's my first time wearing a corrective lense?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Diet, Light, XRcise: 1) a well balanced diet is essential for optimal functioning of all parts of the body. If you are unable to eat certain necessary foods, speak with your family doctor about food supplements. 2) make sure you always have adequate lighting for reading, proper background room light when watching tv, and sun glasses for outdoor activities. 3) strengthen your ocular muscles by doing "push-ups", etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not: Think such lenses are necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Astigmatism: Astigmatism is when the curvature of the cornea is steeper in one axis than another. This causes blur. Contact lenses that correct astigmatism are a good way to correct your vision and if you like how you see lasik is a very safe and reliable way to correct it permanently if you don't want to wear contacts every day. ...Read more
Soft or Gas Perm cls: Gas permeable contacts can alter the shape of the cornea resulting in blurred vision with glasses after they are removed (spectacle blur) this is best compensated by getting a glass rx for that shape so you can use your glasses in the evening. In this case, the longer you use your glasses, without contact use in between, the worse they will function. ...Read more
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