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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Overview)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.


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Glasses for exotrophic?

Glasses for exotrophic?

Sometimes: Glasses with prisms or with minus correction are sometimes used to decrease the amount of exotropia or minimize symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
797 Doctors shared insights

Glasses (Overview)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.


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How to get me new glasses?

How to get me new glasses?

Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more

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Glasses (Tip)

Get a glasses or contacts rx from your dr. Then wear it consistently to allow your brain to adapt. ...See more

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Will sunlight spoil my glasses?

Will sunlight spoil my glasses?

No: Most glasses are designed to block ultraviolet light and will protect your eyes. Sunlight won't damage the lenses with ordinary exposure. Some very old plastic lenses may oxidize and turn yellowish but in general, glasses lenses are designed to resist photodegradation. ...Read more

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Who takes +5 strength glasses?

Who takes +5 strength glasses?

Hyperopic: Glasses on the plus (+) side are used for people who are farsighted and/or need extra help at near. They are magnifying lenses and if you look through them, you can enlarge the objects viewed. This is one of the standard eyeglasses needs although a little higher than most. ...Read more

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How do glasses work on a person?

Glasses: Glasses work by focusing light onto the center of the retina (which is the part of the eye that sees). Without glasses, many individuals eyes do not focus the light in the correct location. ...Read more

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Why do little kids need glasses?

Why do little kids need glasses?

To see better: Kids can have visual defects that require eyeglass correction. If they are hyperopic they might have eyes out of alignment due to this. If very myopic, they might need them simply to see the world. In both cases the glasses improve vision and eye position and function. This can be sorted out by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can glasses get worse over time?

No: Your eyes cam became more nearsighted or farsighted with time. Your glasses will have to change according to the prescription needed to see better. ...Read more

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How do glasses assist with vision?

How do glasses assist with vision?

Improve focus: The eyes sometimes are imperfect and the focus cannot be naturally put in the proper place for best vision. Glasses bend the light according to an amount measured by your ophthalmologist so that the focus is on the best place on the retina for the light to be received at its sharpest. ...Read more

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Who can build some special glasses?

Who can build some special glasses?

Optical shop: Most specialty opticians, usually in smaller offices, can provide special needs glasses. You need a prescription from your ophthalmologist and a good analysis of your needs so they can construct them. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a glasses tan?

Meaning?: Either there is a misinterpretation or a misspelling here. What is a "glasses tan". Re-reply with the correct version please. ...Read more

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Is the need for glasses hereditary?

Yes: But we don't understand the specifics very well. Having parents that wear glasses increases the chances that you will need glasses. ...Read more

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If I use glasses can I use contact?

If I use glasses can I use contact?

Most likely: Most people who have glasses could also use contacts but your eye doctor can tell you whether you are a good candidate or not. ...Read more

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Could glasses improve your eyesight?

Depends: Glasses made properly will allow clear vision - which is an improvement. Glasses will not alter the underlying power of the eyes so wearing them will make no change in the eyes needs for glasses. ...Read more

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Can you need glasses and not know it?

Yes: This is especially true in children and teenagers. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you need glasses?

Easy: If you cannot see to perform your daily activities and/or if the effort of focusing is causing you issues like fatigue or headaches, then you need glasses. ...Read more

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How do I fill in scratches in glasses?

You can't: Anything you put on to attempt to cover a scratch will degrade the optics of your lenses. ...Read more

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Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Glasses and contacts: Significantly help your vision if they are fit properly. In addition, your eyes will not get weaker by wearing them on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How do I improve sight besides glasses?

Contacts, LASIK: I am guessing that you are seeking a non-mechanical, non-surgical means. "natural" remedies and exercises do not alter the basic structure of the eye and so do not work to change vision. You will have to seek the usual remedies, generally highly effective, from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is anti-glare worth the cost of glasses?

Is anti-glare worth the cost of glasses?

Generally yes: Depending on your symptoms and occupation, studies have shown a subjective preference for anti reflective coated lenses/anti glare glasses when used by patients engaged in a visually demanding occupations. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for references & more information. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I need glasses or not?

Eye Exam: Go see an eye doctor who can give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I got new glasses that distort my vision?

I got new glasses that distort my vision?

Retest: Glasses generally improve the vision noticeably. If you have been used to good vision from each eye and have gotten a new pair which does not provide this, then go back to the doctor (you were seeing an ophthalmologist -right?) who can check this out and get a proper correction. Most optical shops will fix a lense for any reason in a two month window from the first eyeglass made there. ...Read more

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If I have 20/30 vision do I need glasses?

If I have 20/30 vision do I need glasses?

Personal preference: 20/30 is still acceptable vision, and may not require glasses, but if you did get some correcting lenses in glasses, it certainly could improve your vision/clarity to normal if preferred. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child needs glasses?

How can I tell if my child needs glasses?

Go to the Eye Doctor: One cannot just tell if a child needs glasses. It is wise to go to get eyes examined on a regular basis especially if you feel there is a chance glasses are needed. ...Read more

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If my vision is 30/20. Do I need glasses?

Is that 20/30?: You may have copied that incorrectly. 20/30 is standard nomenclature.
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How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

No way: Once lenses are scratched there is no way to repair them. Consider a scratch protection coating and anti-reflective coating next time. Both will have a warranty of 1-2 years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about glasses and contact?

Correct vision: Glasses and contacts have optical power to clear up your vision. Either one can be useful to see better. The prescription for each may look a little different but if done properly, each will allow good vision for you. ...Read more

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How often should I get my glasses adjusted?

No schedule: There is no scheduled time to replace them. If your prescription has not changed, then you don't need adjustment unless you want newer frames or lenses. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need glasses or not?

Do you have any: Difficulty seeing things from up close or far away? An eye exam should help to determine if there is problem. ...Read more