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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
495 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?

Lens cloths: Lint free lens cloths are a great investment. They are cheap and really clean lenses wonderfully. ...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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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