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When you are about to have glasses, can you still do something that will not make you have to wear glass?
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
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.
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
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
I have had pain behind my right eye for the past three days. I wear a slight prescription reading glass. Today my eyes feel full of pressure. Help?
Ophthalmologist: I recommend that you consult an ophthalmologist as eye pain lasting three days could be a serious eye problem. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
My girlfriend stepped on a small piece of glass a couple of days ago. What are the chances that it would cause problems?
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
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
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
About 4 years ago I stepped on a piece of glass and tried to take it out but never did. It started hurting for the first time again. What should I do?
Ingested a recalled product. Not recalled the night before. Possible 3-6 mm sized glass in food. Could I unknowingly ingested that? Symptoms? 2 days ag
Glass: Tiny glass particles may not do any damage if you don't experience abdominal distress or black or bloody stools. In other words just observation is indicated at this time. If you still have concerns, see your physician for evaluation and advice.. ...Read more
I am 18, 6'2, 340lbs (my body types is long and curvy not round) I want to be 130 lbs. Will 130 lbs be under weight? Will I lose my hour glass shape
Hi, I stepped on a piece of glass and was wondering what to do; should I try to get it out or should I leave it alone for now (it is not very painful)?
Glass in foot: If you know it's a very small piece & not deeply imbedded, you can remove it; cleanse the wound; dress it (antibiotic ointment + sterile covering). If there's any doubt as to size, go to er where they may take radiograph to determine size & depth; er is also equipped to deal with significant bleed if glass is preventing artery from flowing freely. Make certain tetanus booster is up-to-date. ...Read more
Optical: Some scratches in plastic lenses can be buffed lightly to cover them up. Glass lenses fortunately don't have scratches as commonly but are not as treatable when they do. Go to your optical department and show them your spectacles and ask if they are able to help you. ...Read more
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. Even if low risk it serves as a reminder to update your protection. If > 10 yrs get the shot. ...Read more