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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.


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Willvisual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Willvisual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Not sure: I do not understand the question but the larger the eye glasses prescription, the poorer the uncorrected vision. With proper correction (glasses or contacts), most people should be able to see 20/20 or better. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
513 doctors shared insights

Eyeglasses (Overview)

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


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Can optician write presciptions?

Can optician write presciptions?

No: Ophthalmologists are physicians and surgeons for eye disease. Opticians make glasses and in some locales are allowed to fit contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you are better off spending your money on high index glass to minimize the thickness and weight of your glasses. Contact lenses are also a very good option. ...Read more

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Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Possibly : It would not be safe for your eyes though! you need to ensure proper fit, so they do not damage your eyes or lead to infections. ...Read more

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Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

You will need a Rx: You will need a doctor's Rx, but they are available online for almost nothing. ...Read more

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Will visual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Will visual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

No, not always: Visual acuity is a measure of how well you see. In most cases this reflects on what your prescription might be but it can't estimate it exactly. There are many other factors that determine how well you see: if your retina is healthy and if there are other problems with your cornea or lens. It's possible to have poor visual acuity and yet have no need for glasses. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance glasses when they try to read. This typically happens when they get into their mid-40s. They develop a loss of focusing power up close called presbyopia (happens to everyone). ...Read more

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Where can I buy contact lenses online with new prescription?

Contact lenses: You can buy online from lenscrafters, sears, etc. You can google search for online stores. ...Read more

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Where to buy fake colored contacts online?

Where to buy fake colored contacts online?

No such thing: There are no fake colored contacts. All of them are real, and all of them can be obtained online from many web-sites. Since all contact lenses are regulated, you will need a prescription from your eye care provider to order them. ...Read more

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How can you calculate visual acuity based on eyeglass prescription?

How can you calculate visual acuity based on eyeglass prescription?

Simplistic: The simplistic answer is that a good optometrist/ophthalmologist knows what acuity corresponds with what prescription. I don't think you will find a formula to calculate this. ...Read more

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Can I buy contacts online without a prescription?

No: A prescription is needed to obtain contact lenses from any source. ...Read more

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Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse. ...Read more

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Are reading glasses for distance vision?

Are reading glasses for distance vision?

No: Reading glasses correct presbyopia, which happens with age to everyone. These are "plus" lenses. Plus lenses can also correct hyperopia (farsightedness), so it can help some people's distance vision. "minus" lenses correct myopia (nearsightedness). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact  for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Monovision: is very effective of roost people. Variations for the optimum distance (far, intermediate and near) can be obtained through single vision contact lenses or a combination of single vision lens and multifocal lens. Your eye care provider will be able to determine the power and variations from your examination. Be sure to verbalize your needs and illustrate to him/her the distances involved. ...Read more

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Do reading glasses help correct your vision?

Do reading glasses help correct your vision?

Sort of: Reading glasses are prescribed for those who cannot focus at near usually due to age (presbyopia). They can help you see better. They cannot "correct" the vision in the sense that they do not alter the basic need for glasses. But if you need them, they can be terrific to allow reading and other near work. ...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