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I have really bad vision and need glasses but i don't like them?

I have really bad vision and need glasses but i don't like them?

Glasses options: Luckily there are many options for you today. First there is the contact lens option. You can be in contact lenses by tomorrow. After that there are all the refractive surgery options: lasik, prk and many more now. Last option is to get a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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How do you tell if your vision has improved if you're always wearing your glasses?

How do you tell if your vision has improved if you're always wearing your glasses?

Vision: Regular examination by the same person who can track your prior exams by the medical record in front of them. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I need glasses but I don't want to wear them? What are the effects of that? Would it worsen my vision?

Is it bad that I need glasses but I don't want to wear them? What are the effects of that? Would it worsen my vision?

Hard to say: If both eyes are at a similar strength the brain would probably just give you fuzzy vision.Over time, all vision can gradually change anyway.If one eye is stronger than the other, or gives a sharper image, the brain may eventually turn off the vision in the weaker eye.Without vision, that eye may no longer track or line up straight with the other, leaving you cross or wall eyed. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

No...: ...But it may cause undue strain. Up until the 40s, the eyes can normally focus for near work. By the late 40s, near focus becomes difficult. Reading glasses are essentially magnifiers that help you focus up close. If you can focus up close on your own, there is no reason to use readers, and they can give you headaches. There is no danger, however, in using them. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me if i can get glasses over my contacts to improve my vision. Im -18 in my contacts and been told my vision is as good as it gets.?

Hi can you tell me if i can get glasses over my contacts to improve my vision. Im -18 in my contacts and been told my vision is as good as it gets.?

Glasses and Contacts: Glasses can be used over contact lenses to fine tune a prescription if necessary. You are extremely nearsighted if your prescription is -18. Contacts can correct most of the nearsightedness, and then residual astigmatism or even more nearsightedness can be corrected with glasses. The optical effect with this combination would be much better than glasses alone. ...Read more

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I it bad for my 12 year old to wear reading glasses even if he has 20/20 vision?

I it bad for my 12 year old  to wear reading glasses even if he has 20/20 vision?

No: It will not harm his eyes. Over-the-counter reading glasses are good magnifiers and make it easier to see close objects, . They can be useful to anyone, even children, for this purpose. If your child wears them alot, it is possible they need glasses and an eye exam is advised. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how did people deal with impaired vision before the invention of glasses?

Can you tell me how did people deal with impaired vision before the invention of glasses?

Had poor vision: They had poor vision. Of course reading was limited. People who were nearsighted could read up close. The problem was with presbyopia. As we get older we can lose our ability to see up close. Happens faster in farsighted people. ...Read more

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If one has perfect vision, is it bad to use reading glasses; will it mess up the perfect vision?

If one has perfect vision, is it bad to use reading glasses; will it mess up the perfect vision?

Shouldn't: All depends on what you define as perfect vision. If that has been assessed by an eye care provider, then reading glasses are merely extra magnification and shouldn't interfere with your vision. However, if you have any residual farsightedness or other type of prescription at distance, sometimes this can become more manifest, or noticeable, after wearing reading glasses. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i got my glasses today. My vision isn't terribly bad, they were mainly for them for a few days consistently to get my eyes acclamated, is this ok?

What do you suggest if i got my glasses today. My vision isn't terribly bad, they were mainly for them for a few days consistently to get my eyes acclamated, is this ok?

May need a check: Return to see you eye doctor If you are still having problems after a week. The prescription may be off or the glasses could have been made incorrectly. There is usually no charge for this and most optical places will remake a prescription at no charge if done with a certain time. Usually, 90 days. ...Read more

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I'm having double vision and I try to tell my mom but she just brushes it off as me not wearing my glasses enough. Should I not worry?

There are many: things that can cause double vision. You should have this looked into especially if it is associated with headache or other symptoms. If you are driving you need to have this fixed right away. (do not drive with double vision) . ...Read more

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My script is sph+0.50cyl-0.25 both eyes and axis is 096 in one and 100 in the other then it says add+1.50 how bad is my vision do i need glasses?

My script is sph+0.50cyl-0.25 both eyes and axis is 096 in one and 100 in the other then it says add+1.50 how bad is my vision do i need glasses?

Minor distance power: Your distance correction is small and you could function well without correcting that. You did not state your age, but apparently are over 40 and need near magnification for presbyopia which is age related. You could get this over the counter. A bifocal could be made which would give you the convenience of having one eyeglass for all distances. ...Read more

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Have 2 diff. glasses- near and far glasses. Near vision getting just as bad as far vision. Optometrist says too young (20yr) for bifocals. Presbyopia?

Have 2 diff. glasses- near and far glasses. Near vision getting just as bad as far vision. Optometrist says too young (20yr) for bifocals. Presbyopia?

Who is who in eyecar: Are you Hypermetropic ? Write your Rx if you need a correct response. In Hypermetropia both near and far vision can change. Do you have astigmatism ? Best advise see an Ophthalmologist. I wonder why you did not choose to go to an Ophthalmologist in the first place ? Just asking. ...Read more

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My right eye has 6/9 distance vision , please tell me can I use glasses or its normal for me?

My right eye has 6/9 distance vision , please tell me can I use glasses or its normal for me?

Can't tell: There is no way to answer this question based on the information you've provided. Make an appointment with an eye doctor and they should easily be able to answer this for you. ...Read more

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Do babies with prader willi syndrome need high powered eye glasses; do they have bad vision?

Do babies with prader willi syndrome need high powered eye glasses; do they have bad vision?

NO: Prader - willie syndrome have failure to thrive below 1 year and then hyperphagia causes obesity into aduldhood and psychologic , hypogonadism and skeletal problems. Visual problems can occur to anybody. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone has brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

Can you tell me if someone has brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

May help: Depending on the degree of brain injury, having a clear image projected intot he back of the ye may help. Correcting a significant refrctive error will always provide better visial imput into the portion of the visual cortex that is functioning. ...Read more

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