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Eye Wear Glass
It can be: If you are in need of prescription lenses and wear clear glasses, you may be straining through them. Alternately, the plain lenses may actually not be of very good quality and may be warped. This can create a "fake prescription" in the lenses that is just enough to affect you. You are better off not wearing the glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wear eye glasses. I feel that plastic glasses are a little blurry as compared to glass. Is it so?
Slight possibility: Although glass lenses offer a subtle advantage in clarity over high index or polycarbonate lenses, typically the advantages of plastic far outweigh glass. Polycarbonate essentially can function as 'safety ' glasses. The drawback however is that plastic tends to scratch more easily no matter what over glasses. Again though, the functionality of plastic is superior. ...Read more
If I wear eye glasses and for the left eye a "prisme" glass that's my physician prescriped should I always wear it and for always or my eye will heal?
Depends on cause: Prisms are prescribed to alleviate doubling of vision and to provide relief for temporary paralysis of a muscle. If the muscle is expected to recover, then the prisms can be abandoned eventually (usually in 6 months). If the doubling is permanent, then the prisms might be needed long term. Surgery might also be considered for this situation. ...Read more
Couple of reasons: Patch can be used to cover an ugly eye or sometimes the poor-sighted eye is distracting. ...Read more
Lenses blocking uv: The only component of light which can possibly damage the eye is the ultraviolet portion (uv). To lower this probability you can wear lenses that block uv light. Most sunglasses do this nicely and any eye wear made of glass does this automatically. Most that do this are labeled and most optical shops can help you with this. ...Read more
Every year or two: Most adults between ages of 20 and 60 will typically need to see if their glasses rx has changed at least every two years, more often if they have symptoms of blurred vision, difficulty seeing road signs, tv, or reading. Children less than 16 should be seen yearly as they are more likely to show rapid changes. Adults after 60 should be seen yearly because of the higher chance of eye diseases. ...Read more
Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more
I recently realized several years ago I went indoor tanning, maybe 5 times, without wearing protective eye wear. I've gone tanning maybe 20 times my w?
What's your question: We endeavor to answer questions based on the background info you provide. But there must also be a question attached. You are welcome to start over. As written, this cannot be answered. This is not a chat room, so each question must contain background and a clear question. Your submissions are not linked. We cannot view anything you upload in your profile. ...Read more
Nope: You need special goggles for that, like for acetylene torch. ...Read more
I have had pain behind my right eye for the past three days. I wear a slight prescription reading glass. Today my eyes feel full of pressure. Help?
Ophthalmologist: I recommend that you consult an ophthalmologist as eye pain lasting three days could be a serious eye problem. ...Read more
Yes: It is standard protocol to fully occlude both eyes during phototherapy. ...Read more
Depends on the sport: Each sport that risks the eyes has unique protective gear. A hockey player needs different protection than a racquetball player. ...Read more
Why do I get so many black spots on my face when I am under direct sun. Noticed a new one under my eye. Wear sunblock wear sunglasses sometimes?
Spots on the face: Many people, especially older ones and ones with darker complexions, like asians, and african americans, get dark areas on their face from sun exposue. It often comes after a blemish, a pimple or rash, which is first red and then turns dark. You must avoid the sun, use sun protective lotions, and you can buy a skin bleach, which contains hydroquinone on the dark spots to lighten them. It is slow. ...Read more
How long to wait to wear contact lenses after gonioscopy (or whatever the exam is called where ophtalmologist puts a glass lense on your numbed eye)?
Short time: The lens applied to your eye is on a gel which provides an optical link between the lens and the interior of your eye. The numbness usually disappears in 10 minutes at most and the normal tear flow will clean out the residual gel. So you can start to wear you contact lenses by the time the exam is completely over - probably 15 minutes after the gel aided exam. ...Read more
No: It does make sense to be wearing glasses full time prior to changing to contact lenses. Even if you wear contact lenses, it is important to have a backup pair of glasses to use just in case you develop an infection, or allergic problem that requires a break in your contact lens wear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer