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Doctor insights on: Glass Reading

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What happens if I use a reading glass though I have perfect vision? Is that harmful?

What happens if I use a reading glass though I have perfect vision? Is that harmful?

No problem: A reader will magnify the image and allow smaller details to be seen. Magnification is routine for those dealing with fine details such as jewelers, watchmakers, electronic assembly workers, etc. There is no harm in this and you will have the enjoyment of seeing finer, smaller objects. ...Read more

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Can wearing drug store reading glass going to wreck kids eyes?

Can wearing drug store reading glass going to wreck kids eyes?

No but why: Most kids do not need reading glasses. So why are they being used in a child? A child with an eye problem should see a pediatric ophthalmologist and get the best correction or treatment possible. ...Read more

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If someone has basically no refractive error, what is the normal reading glass prescription as he ages? Also do things like the dashboard get blurry?

If someone has basically no refractive error, what is the normal reading glass prescription as he ages? Also do things like the dashboard get blurry?

Presbyopia: Is the term for the loss in focusing power of the lens of the eye with aging. Yes, the dashboard may eventually get blurry. Smart phones cause more eye strain than we used to have. There can be small variations.
Age 42-44: +1.25
45-48: +1.50
49-52: +1.75
53-56: +2.00
57-59: +2.25
60+: +2.50. ...Read more

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Been myopic frm 8.Now 45 n hav been on contact lens for 32 years wid-5.25 right n -4.25 cylindrcl -0.75.Cn I do laser. F 1month on reading glass 1.75?

Been myopic frm 8.Now 45 n hav been on contact lens for 32 years wid-5.25 right n -4.25 cylindrcl -0.75.Cn I do laser. F 1month on reading glass 1.75?

Presbyopia normal: This is normal. As we get older we gradually lose our ability to focus on things closer to us. Our "near vision"- this loss is called presbyopia. It is corrected by adding a "close up" refraction to your glasses- for reading called "an add.". ...Read more

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I'm 45 years old my problem is my eyes, I have always teary in both eyes, im using a reading glass 1.5 whar is the cause and treatment?

I'm 45 years old my problem is my eyes, I have always teary in both eyes, im using a reading glass 1.5 whar is the cause and treatment?

Dry eye; allergies: Most common causes of tearing: dry eye syndrome and ocular allergies. You should see your eye md. Reading glasses are par for the course in a 45 year old. ...Read more

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My eye power pres. Is, od:sphere+0.75cylinder-1.00. Axis 120, os:+1.00.-0.75., 075. Add.+2.50.What power reading glass (temporary one, drug store)?

My eye power pres. Is, od:sphere+0.75cylinder-1.00. Axis 120, os:+1.00.-0.75., 075. Add.+2.50.What power reading glass (temporary one, drug store)?

+2.50: +2.50 would probably be the closest, but try them on. Pick the weakest ones that let you read at a comfortable distance. Remember, the stronger the glasses, the closer you have to hold the reading material and the smaller the range of vision. So, for a computer distance you might try a 1.25. ...Read more

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Ad eye floaters for years but on and of I get pressure in them and hurt to touch could this be eye tumours blurred vision up close reading glass it'ok?

Ad eye floaters for years but on and of I get pressure in them and hurt to touch could this be eye tumours blurred vision up close reading glass it'ok?

Different symptoms: Floaters don't have "pressure-like" feelings. It sounds like you're experiencing pain when pushing on your eyes. Well don't do it then. Blurred vision could be a need for new glasses. You're old enough for reading glasses, which are fine. Because your symptoms are varied, an exam would be very helpful to sort them out. An eye tumor would be a very unlikely concern, but again an exam will help. ...Read more

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Why can't they make a progressive eye glass lens where the vision for intermediate and reading is wider... Even to the edge of the frame?

Why can't they make a progressive eye glass lens where the vision for intermediate and reading is wider... Even to the edge of the frame?

Not optically done: Progressive lenses have two issues: 1) giving a continuous grind to allow for several distances of clear vision and 2) cosmetic optics so that the continuous grind is not evident. They could make a lens with a much larger optic as you are hoping for but this would produce obvious optical distortions that would make the lens look odd and would not reach the edge of the lens anyway. ...Read more

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I had a cataract one eye surgery 2 months ago. I still havereading problems. I have difficulty reading computer screenand books even with + 4 glass. What should I do?

I had a cataract one eye surgery 2 months ago. I still havereading problems. I have difficulty reading computer screenand books even with + 4 glass. What should I do?

Glasses too strong?: If your distance vision is good without glasses then +4 is too strong for reading or computer. Try +2.00 for computer and 2.50 for reading. You can get those at any drugstore. If that doesn't work you need to go back to your ophthalmologist and see what the problem is. ...Read more

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What are the saints in the glass coffins real?

Not really a medical: Question. But, yes there are bodies of saints that have been preserved in glass coffins. Saint Bernadette (Lourdes) is one such example. ...Read more

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How do you properly clean out glass from a wound?

How do you properly clean out glass from a wound?

Tricky: As the glass can be hard to see and removal without care can damage tissue around the glass. I recommend going to an er to check this out. Ultrasound is a great tool to look for residual glass in the wound. You might need antibiotics to treat/prevent infection. Overall, not a good idea to deal with this on your own. ...Read more

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I eat some small fragments of glass, what will happen to me?

I eat some small fragments of glass, what will happen to me?

Probably nothing: They will probably stay suspended in your digested food and cause no trouble. Everybody has occasional mishaps like this. Should you develop severe abdominal pain, get seen. ...Read more

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I eat a tiny piece of glass by mistake should I be concerned?

I eat a tiny piece of glass by mistake should I be concerned?

Depends: When did you eat this? How large? You may be lucky and it may just be absorbed with the feces and pass right through. If it was recently swallowed you should see your doctor for reassurance ...Read more

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Will my son pass a 0.5 inch glass marble that he ate a few days ago?

Will my son pass a 0.5 inch glass marble that he ate a few days ago?

Almost certainly: A glass marble cannot be digested and will almost certainly pass intact. All the valves in the intestine will push this through. If it does get stuck the symptoms will be obvious. If you are really concerned you can collect the stool starting at about 20 hours to 3 days after the ingestion to see if it passed. If there are symptoms you may need to go to an er but this is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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How long would it take to heal after stepping on a large piece of glass?

How long would it take to heal after stepping on a large piece of glass?

Depends: On persons overall health, the extent of the injury, quality of wound care and the presence or absence of infection. Person also need to have updated TD vaccination ...Read more

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What to do if you think there was glass in your food and you think you may have eaten a bit?

What to do if you think there was glass in your food and you think you may have eaten a bit?

Observe: Most likely this will not cause you you problems and will pass harmlessly through your GI tract. Concerning symptoms to be on the lookout for would include new abdominal or throat pain, vomiting, red blood in your stool, or if your stool becomes dark and tarry appearing. ...Read more

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My girlfriend stepped on a small piece of glass a couple of days ago. What are the chances that it would cause problems?

My girlfriend stepped on a small piece of glass a couple of days ago. What are the chances that it would cause problems?

Watch it: If you have cleaned the wound and applied antibiotic ointment and bandaid, it should be ok. Watch for increased redness and swelling that could indicate infection ...Read more

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What to do if I have two scratches on each glass and it's really annoying me, are there any homemade solutions that can help?

Please clarify: What are you referring to when describing each glass? Consider resubmitting this question, so that we can better understand your question. ...Read more

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Can I get a marilyn monroe hour glass shaped body? She was 5'51/2 im 5'5 she was 118-140lb im 178lb is that possible how can I get it? Please help!

Can I get a marilyn monroe hour glass shaped body? She was 5'51/2 im 5'5 she was 118-140lb im 178lb is that possible how can I get it? Please help!

Hour glass body: Unfortunately hollywood &fashion industry impacted the " normal" of our society. To be physically healthy looking good, disease free does not mean to look like someone else. Every body type has variables impacting weight gain fat distribution.Healthy diet excercise life style keeps balance &really helps. Too intense restrictive patterns lead to eating disorders psychological medical complications. ...Read more

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