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Danger Of Old Prescription Glasses
I am 43 years old. I have been short sighted since i was a teenager. It is l-2.50 and r-3.25. I have used the same prescription glasses for years. Recently, i need to removemy glasses to read/use the pc. I have to get a new script.Why is my sight still ba
Presbyopia: You are experiencing what we all do beginning age 40-48 the human eye begins to loose the ability to focus. The cause is decrease in the function of the ciliary muscle this muscle attaches to the lens by the zonules and causes change in the thickness of the lens to allow focusing. If your glasses have been over an exam will reveal if you need reading (progressive addition or bifocal) glasses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Pharmacy: I assume that you have good distance vision and need glasses for reading and near work. Most pharmacies, and other retail outlets have racks of glasses that you can try before buying until you get the proper magnification for reading. These are inexpensive. Dollar stores have them for 1$ but they are a bit rickety. If you know your power need you can order them off the internet. ...Read more
The power: Generally an eyeglass rx is written as follows: first right eye (may be abbreviated as od) then left eye (os). The prescription for each eye is written as sphere cylinder (including axis) then add. Sphere is either a plus number - (far sighted) or minus (near sighted). Cylinder is correction of astigmatism - a distortion like a funhouse mirror. It has direction - hence the axis - or direction. ...Read more
Yes: Try not to touch the lens, just the parts that cover the nose or ears. Do not lay them on a table with the lens touching the surface. Do not clean them with harsh products like paper towels. ...Read more
High index : Helps make lenses thinner, solution? To clean? Warm soap and water the best, dry with non scratch cloth. I like the sprays the optical stores have with soft cloth. ...Read more
Different power: While many people have eyes that are close in optical needs, sometimes there is a moderate to big difference which will be reflected in a different thickness of the lenses. If you see well through each side, that might simply be your situation. If one of them is blurry, check with your ophthalmologist for a reason why this has happened. ...Read more
Clear: Inddor situations have less light and any tint will diminish that light input. You might, depending upon your lifestyle and image projection, want a cosmetic tint with little change in the light input but of course that tint will remain for all circumstances in which you wear that eyeglass. But there is some advantage to using tint to be "cool". ...Read more
Whoever made them: I would first see whoever made the glasses to be sure they are made correctlly according to the prescription, centered properly on your eyes, positioned properly, have correct base curves, etc. If that doesn't give you the answer, i would go back to the doctor who prescribed them to check to see if the prescription is correct. ...Read more
Yes: Why not use color contact lenses with an appropriate prescription? ...Read more
Yes: Your vision will improve, get worse, or remain the same. Please forgive me, no disrespect is intended. These things are unpredictable. You'll be doing yourself a favor if you do wear your prescription rx's, and i hope that you will at least wear them when you are driving a motor vehicle. Many men will like the serious, thoughtful look that glasses give you; or you have a contact lens option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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