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Eye Wear Refractive Error
It depends: If the difference is small, the brain can usually fuse the two images, especially with the help of glasses. When it becomes very large (anisometropia), it becomes more difficult to fuse and can result in amblyopia. Contact lenses tend to be better tolerated in people with large differences than glasses. ...Read more
Subjective: Refraction is still the best way. This is the "what is better 1 or 2 test". ...Read more
Eyeglasses: Eye refractive error is the technical term for a need for eyeglasses (or contacts) to correct vision. This is the best way to see clearly and your ophthalmologist can evaluate your needs and recommend the best eyeglasses for you. You might be eligible for contacts or lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anisometropia: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Presbyopia/Hyperopia: Depending on the degree of your refractive error, you will notice some perceived "eye strain." The most likely cause is Presbyopia which is due to difficulty accommodating (reading) after the age of 40. This can easily be corrected with glasses. Not wearing any correction will NOT harm your eyes; however, the glasses will certainly make it more comfortable for you to see and read. ...Read more
Vision changes: Intracranial hypertension can cause visual deficits due to swelling of the optic discs at the back of your eyes. ...Read more
I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?
In special cases: The same gadgetry that is used for adults, can also alter the power of eyes in children. However, it requires general anesthesia, and that is simply not acceptable for a condition which will continue to change. There have been a few special cases in which one eye is impossibly too far from the power of the other eye and might therefore lose vision, but these are special. ...Read more
I used to had very less dry eyes and also minor floaters now its fading away but is it mean that I am not eligible for refractive surgery ?
Problems are not : Typical of dry eyes ; floaters at your age….. Must see an ophthalmologist for proper dx. I personally do not keep the age 18 as the limit for laser. Simple myopia stabilizes after 7-8 years of start of glasses. Hyperopia can have laser @ any age depending on diagnosis. A person becoming myopic at age 16 does not become stable till age 22-24. Keratoconus ; pathological myopia are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It will provide no benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ophthalmologist: If you need to find this out to get glasses, you will need a prescription from your ophthalmologist. If you already own a pair of glasses an optical shop can tell you the numbers. The reading takes specialized instrumentation and you cannot find this out from things found in the non-optical environment. ...Read more