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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.
Not at all: Glasses are like crutches - their job is not to heal you, only to help you with what you've got. The eye's prescription is essentially a product of its shape; glasses correct the prescription caused by the eye's shape, but do not cause the eye's shape to change for the better or for the worse. In young children there is a possibility of worsening vision from not using glasses, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye growth: The eye can compensate for errors of refraction in many cases from infancy to young age. But as the body grows, so does the eye and eyeglass needs commonly develop. Also the child can in this circumstance have the sophistication to realize he/she does not see so well. See your pediatric ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision insurance.: Most vision insurance is separate from health insurance policies. This covers glasses, eye exams, etc. You will need to call your vision carrier - they have their own certain ways for you to get reimbursed for your glasses purchase. And usually the only cover part of the glasses' full cost. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second Sight: Most of the time, the answer is no. A small subset of the population, that has low-power or latent hyperopia, will go through a period when the near vision improves spontaneously as a cataract develops and causes a myopic shift. This situation is not very common, but can essentially neutralize the effect of presbyopia. A routine eye examination is indicated. See index of refraction of the lens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have never worn glasses and my vision is pretty good (but not perfect) - am I making my vision worse by not getting glasses?
Not at all: Glasses do not strengthen or weaken your vision; they simply provide your eyes with better focus. You may see and feel better with a pair of glasses (especially when driving), but as long as you are comfortable and your vision is within your state's legal limits for driving, you do not have to wear glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refraction: Best care for this is an ophthalmologist who will measure your need for eyeglasses and take into consideration the history of eye problems, general health and your visual needs. The process for the power of the glasses is termed 'refraction' and you will be given an eyeglass or contact lens prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: Depends on age , the health of the eye and the need for bifocals. There are bifocal contacts, but they do not perform as well as glasses. Yet in eyes with irregularly shaped corneas, contacts will clear vision in a way that no glasses ever can. For most ordinary cases, they function relatively the same. Probably your best answer will come from your own experience and guidance of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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