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Doctor insights on: Danger Of Old Prescription Glasses

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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

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 more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Can prescription glasses worn all the time with wrong strength have -ve impact i.e make eye sight worse for a 4 yrs old? He is near sighted.

Can prescription glasses worn all the time with wrong strength have -ve impact i.e make eye sight worse for a 4 yrs old? He is near sighted.

Glasses eyesight: Can prescription glasses worn all the time with wrong strength have -ve impact i.e make eye sight worse for a 4 yrs old? He is near sighted. ANS: no but will difficult to use. ...Read more

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Where can I get non-prescription glasses?

Where can I get non-prescription glasses?

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

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What are the numbers on prescription glasses?

What are the  numbers on prescription glasses?

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

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Can bad prescription glasses affect your mood?

Can bad prescription glasses affect your mood?

Bad mood glasses: If you have a bad glasses prescription, it causes blurred vision which can lead to headaches. Headaches make people unhappy and put you in a poor mood. ...Read more

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Is there a proper way to hold prescription glasses?

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

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Is wearing someone else's prescription glasses bad?

Is wearing someone else's prescription glasses bad?

Notusually: Under the age of 9, wearing the wrong prescription might hinder the development of the visual system. Afer age 9, no harm, just blurred vision! ...Read more

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Can you get prescription glasses without a prescription?

Can you get prescription glasses without a prescription?

No.: Prescription glasses correct a specific persons specific refractive error and by definition requires a doctor to determine what the need is and write the proper prescription. ...Read more

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Top lenses or solution for high plus prescription glasses?

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

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Why is one prescription glasses lens thicker than the other?

Why is one prescription glasses lens thicker than the other?

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

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How I have to buy special wipes to clean prescription glasses?

Not really: You can clean them with ordinary dish washing soap and a soft cloth. Microfiber cloth is terrific for doing it without the soap and you only need soap for a serious accumulation of dirt on the lenses. Specials wipes are overkill. ...Read more

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Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

No: Laser vision correction may be an option as well as phakic intraocular lenses. Speak to a refractive eye surgeon for more info. Have a great day! ...Read more

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What is best tint for prescription glasses for mostly indoor use?

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

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If my prescription glasses don't feel right who do I see about it?

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

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Can your eyesight get worse from wearing other's prescription glasses?

No.: While your eyesight will not get worse, you may experience eye strain and fatigue and not see as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when i wear wrong prescription glasses?

Depends: Most people would have very blurred vision and some would get a headache or nauseated. If they are only a little off, then you may have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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If i don't wear my prescription glasses will my vision improve, get worse, or remain the same?

If i don't wear my prescription glasses will my vision improve, get worse, or remain the same?

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 more

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