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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Overview)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct alignment of the eyes.


Dr. Tim Conrad
524 doctors shared insights

Eyeglasses (Overview)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct alignment of the eyes.


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Should i order contacts online with the prescription of my glasses?

Should i order contacts online with the prescription of my glasses?

Non: You need a few numbers that are parameters for the fit of you eye i.e. The base curve, diameter and an adjusted power for lens effectivity if higher power then 5 diopters. ...Read more

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Can I buy prescription glasses online if I go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Can I buy prescription glasses online if I go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Yes: There are sites through which you can order eyeglasses, some at amazingly low prices. You will need to supply the prescription + a term called the pd which is the distance between your eyes so the eyeglasses can be optically centered. Most ophthalmologists are happy to supply this information since they are interesting in eye disease and surgery. Optoms may resist this since eyeglasses= income. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Unclear: You will need a proper prescription (best from an ophthalmologist), to order glasses on line. An optometrist is unlikely to to check them after you obtain them although ophthalmologists are more generous in this respect since they are not threatened by online prescriptive glasses. ...Read more

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I ordered glasses online. If the prescriptions are off, can it damage my eyes? I don't have headaches or anything.

I ordered glasses online. If the prescriptions are off, can it damage my eyes? I don't have headaches or anything.

No: Inaccurate prescription glasses will not physically damage your eyes, but it may place unnecessary strain on them and create discomfort. Go back to the prescribing eye doc to have your prescription verified and adjusted if necessary. ...Read more

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Do I need to wear my eyeglasses 24/7?

Do I need to wear my eyeglasses 24/7?

No: Of course you will remove them when sleeping. When you wear your eyeglasses you will see better but there is no harm or change in the power of the eyes when you don't wear them You certainly don't need them 24/7 ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean eyeglasses?

What is the best way to clean eyeglasses?

Water: Although, you may get bombarded with a number of eyeglass cleaners, in my experience and opinion, there is no better one than water. I use liquid hand soap and tap water to clean my glasses daily and then tap them dry with a flanel cloth. Works like a champ! ...Read more

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How would i remove scratches in my eyeglasses?

How would i remove scratches in my eyeglasses?

Difficult: There are products in optical shops that can be rubbed on eyeglasses to disguise but not to remove scratches. Removal requires what amounts to sanding the surface which will alter the prescription making the glasses less useful. If the scratches are out of the center, try to ignore them but if they affect the clarity, you might need to get new eyeglasses. ...Read more

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How do you clean the nosepads on your eyeglasses?

How do you clean the nosepads on your eyeglasses?

Various: Water/soap, alcohol pads, ultrasound cleaning at the optical shop, replacement, etc. ...Read more

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What eyeglasses brands are available at wal-mart?

What eyeglasses brands are available at wal-mart?

Medical question ???: The frame styles available at public stores vary by size and location. When you are looking for information about what a store sells, you should direct your questions to your local location. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are eyeglasses one-size-fits-all?

No!: No they are not! arms come in different sizes and your pupillary distance is different for everyone. ...Read more

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How to know if i need eyeglasses with 20/60 vision?

How to know if i need eyeglasses with 20/60 vision?

Get checked: If you know you have 20/60 vision, then I assume you have been tested on a visual chart. The way to determine by yourself if eyeglasses might help is to use a needle to punch a few holes in a black sheet of paper, and then look at some object at a distance that seems blurry. If the image clears up while looking through the holes, then eyeglasses can improve the vision. ...Read more

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Are there eyeglasses that can correct colorblindness?

No: I assume you have inherited color deficiency. This is a permanent change in the pigments of your light receptors altering the light detection spectrum. This cannot be improved. The use of a red contact lense is suggested as an improvement, but this merely shifts the axis of the defect to another direction to allow passage of color detection plates but leavers you color blind in new direction. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with antifatigue eyeglasses?

No experience: If your doctor feels you have refractive error (need for glasses or contacts), you should use glasses or contacts. Not wearing proper correction will lead to fatigue but I do not use the term you listed above. ...Read more

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What happens when i don't wear my perscribed eyeglasses?

What happens when i don't wear my perscribed eyeglasses?

Blurry vision?: You don't see as well..... ;-) in all seriousness, i think you're asking if it will damage your eyes.....Depends. Most people no, especially if you're near sighted. However children less than 10 or 11 who are far-sighted or have astigmatism may develop amblyopia, otherwise known as 'lazy eye'. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do the eyeglasses do for the people?

They focus: Light so that an image focal point is on the retina. Light is diffracted or bent by the glasses to do this. ...Read more

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Can the size of eyeglasses have to do with the thickness?

Size does matter: For any given lens material, the thickness of the lens will increase with the size of lens. This is because the lens is a curved surface. ...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