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Have eyeglass cleaner from years ago. Safe to use? Has a fume?

Have eyeglass cleaner from years ago. Safe to use? Has a fume?

Probably OK: Using an old eyeglass cleaner is little different than an old cleaning solution for your house. There is little to degenerate in these solutions. You can get an excellent cleaning, however, with a microfiber cloth which can last for years and is safe for the coatings on the lenses. ...Read more

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Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Can eyeglass cleaner with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema on the eyelids?

Unlikely.: See a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your eyelids, so it should be thoroughly investigated. A rash from topical products would not be eczema. Instead it would be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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What to do about reading eyeglass perscription?

What to do about reading eyeglass perscription?

Depends: Are you saying you need a 'reading' eyeglass prescription to see at near? Or do you need help understanding the eyeglass prescription that you were given. Perhaps if you listed the prescription you have, then a more pointed answer can be given. ...Read more

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Are there any recommendations about eyeglass comfort?

Are there any recommendations about eyeglass comfort?

Should be OK: If your eye glasses are not comfortable, assuming that the correction is correct, then go back to the optical shop for adjustment of the temple pieces and nose pieces so that comfort can be achieved. ...Read more

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What are the best eyeglass lenses that change to dark shade ?

What are the best eyeglass lenses that change to dark shade ?

Transitions: My personal favorite is transitions xtraactive which is one of the few photochromic lenses to actually darken in the car. Most lenses that darken automatically are activated by ultraviolet light and need to be directly expsed to uv light in order to activate/darken. The transition xtraactive lenses have a slight tint indoors but will darken in the car as well as outdoors. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to wear eyeglass as often as you need or only when you need to?

Are you supposed to wear eyeglass as often as you need or only when you need to?

When needed: Eye glasses are not a medical item. They are designed to improve the vision and need be worn only when you need or want to see better. They of course can also be a protective shield if you are working in hazardous environments. ...Read more

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My eyeglass script is od: +1.25-2.00x150 , os: +1.50-2.50x90 with add power of +2.50. What would my script be for an intermediate RX with reading?

See below: +2.50=-2.00 x 150 right; +2.75=-2.50 x 90 left Add power is +1.25. This would give what I call 'computer glasses' with intermediate and near range. ...Read more