Doctor insights on: Glass wear

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I have demo eye glasses with clear glass. When I wear them, my eyes hurt. Is this normal?

I have demo eye glasses with clear glass. When I wear them, my eyes hurt. Is this normal?

It can be: If you are in need of prescription lenses and wear clear glasses, you may be straining through them. Alternately, the plain lenses may actually not be of very good quality and may be warped. This can create a "fake prescription" in the lenses that is just enough to affect you. You are better off not wearing the glasses. ...Read more

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Can I wear plastic/glass body jewelry (a retainer) during a laparoscopy? My piercing is out of the way but if I take it out it will for sure close.

Can I wear plastic/glass body jewelry (a retainer) during a laparoscopy? My piercing is out of the way but if I take it out it will for sure close.

Should be OK: As long as it's not near the location of one of the incisions, it should be just fine. Discuss with your surgeon on the day of surgery. The fact that their plastic or glass shouldn't make a difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My job forces me to sit in front of the monitor or laptop screen for more than 8 hours a day. Is it better to wear a powerless glass (zero power) to reduce the impact?

My job forces me to sit in front of the monitor or laptop screen for more than 8 hours a day. Is it better to wear a powerless glass (zero power) to reduce the impact?

Glare: My assumption is that you're either talking about cutting down glare or you were told that computer screens were "bad for you." No study has linked computer screens to poor eye health other than getting some dry eye by keeping them open longer than usual. You can cut down glare by putting of those filtering screens over the screen. No need for glasses here. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I wear eye glasses. I feel that plastic glasses are a little blurry as compared to glass. Is it so?

I wear eye glasses. I feel that plastic glasses are a little blurry as compared to glass. Is it so?

Slight possibility: Although glass lenses offer a subtle advantage in clarity over high index or polycarbonate lenses, typically the advantages of plastic far outweigh glass. Polycarbonate essentially can function as 'safety ' glasses. The drawback however is that plastic tends to scratch more easily no matter what over glasses. Again though, the functionality of plastic is superior. ...Read more

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How long to wait to wear contact lenses after gonioscopy (or whatever the exam is called where ophtalmologist puts a glass lense on your numbed eye)?

How long to wait to wear contact lenses after gonioscopy (or whatever the exam is called where ophtalmologist puts a glass lense on your numbed eye)?

Short time: The lens applied to your eye is on a gel which provides an optical link between the lens and the interior of your eye. The numbness usually disappears in 10 minutes at most and the normal tear flow will clean out the residual gel. So you can start to wear you contact lenses by the time the exam is completely over - probably 15 minutes after the gel aided exam. ...Read more

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If I wear eye glasses and for the left eye a "prisme" glass that's my physician prescriped should I always wear it and for always or my eye will heal?

If I wear eye glasses and for the left eye a "prisme" glass that's my physician prescriped should I always wear it and for always or my eye will heal?

Depends on cause: Prisms are prescribed to alleviate doubling of vision and to provide relief for temporary paralysis of a muscle. If the muscle is expected to recover, then the prisms can be abandoned eventually (usually in 6 months). If the doubling is permanent, then the prisms might be needed long term. Surgery might also be considered for this situation. ...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 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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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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I'm 5'5in 178lb I want a better future. A more hour glass like marilyn monroe. Can someone tell me what I need to be eating and doing for exercise? Etc

I'm 5'5in 178lb I want a better future. A more hour glass like marilyn monroe. Can someone tell me what I need to be eating and doing for exercise? Etc

Your future. . .: Your future does not depend upon your figure & appearance. Your future is what you make of it, regardless of whether you have an hour glass like figure or not. That is not the point of eating healthy (search for mediterranean diet) & regular physical activity (search for strength, endurance, balance & flexibility exercises). Have confidence in yourself b/c of you, not b/c what someone else says. ...Read more

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