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Do glasses cause eye strain?

Do glasses cause eye strain?

Yes: The wrong prescription in one or both eyes, poorly made glasses, interpupillary diameter distance problem, bifocal issue, prismatic effect from a bifocal, even the fit around the ear and nosepad problems may cause the feeling of eye discomfort. Have them checked out first to see if they are made correctly, then if they are the wrong prescription. ...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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Do glasses cause you eye strain, eye pain, fatigue and headeaches?

Do glasses cause you eye strain, eye pain, fatigue and headeaches?

If wrong: Wrong rx can do that. Correrct rx should give no problems, unless there has been a big change and hard for you to get used to it. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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Might glasses help eye strain?

Might glasses help eye strain?

Absolutely: If you have an eye error such as myopia or hyperopia---with or without astigmatism---correcting it will help your vision and can relieve eye strain. ...Read more

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Every day I feel like my eyes are very strained. Should I spend a day not wearing contacts or glasses to relieve the strain?

Have an eye exam: Strain usually comes from an improper prescription, or dry eyes/exposure. If you have not had your prescription checked recently, it may need to be updated. If your contacts are old or you have been wearing lenses for a long time, you may be developing dry eyes. A detailed eye exam would be the best next step. ...Read more

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I use my Macbook Air for many hours, writing/reading.Are Gunnar glasses (or the like) useful to reduce eye strain? Or is f.lux a better option? Thanks

I use my Macbook Air for many hours, writing/reading.Are Gunnar glasses (or the like) useful to reduce eye strain? Or is f.lux a better option? Thanks

Gunnar glasses???: Not familiar with that. You are correct to be concerned about long hours on the Macbook affecting your eyes. For proper advice you should consult with an optometrist. ...Read more

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How can you strain you eyes so much to make you have glasses?

How can you strain you eyes so much to make you have glasses?

You can't: The need for glasses results from an underlying refractive error . A uncorrected refractive error can lead to eyestrain, however, eyestrain cannot damage the eye, leading to the need for spectacle correction. ...Read more

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My eyes sometimes starts to blur....I have new glasses for a couple of months now.Sometimes i read or knit fine...At other times I have to strain.

My eyes sometimes starts to blur....I have new glasses for a couple of months now.Sometimes i read or knit fine...At other times I have to strain.

Review: Was the problem developing when you were examined and got your glasses, or is it new? Have you been screened for diabetes (which causes blurring).? Do you have a new medication? Did you get a tint on the glasses that requires more light on you reading tasks? You need to see either your personal physician or your ophthalmologist for review. Good luck. ...Read more

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