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Doctor insights on: Glasses Shapes For Face Shapes

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Are glasses better for wide bridge noses ?

Are glasses better for wide bridge noses ?

Not necessarily.: Some frames work better than others with wide noses. Contacts can be used as well, as can refractive surgery. Discuss your options with an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Know the risks and benefits of all your choices and then decide. If surgery appears reasonable, get two opinions from both another eye surgeon and a non-surgeon eye specialist about it. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Can a person with hazel eyes change their eye colors without any surgery?

Can a person with hazel eyes change their eye colors without any surgery?

Colored contacts: The most accepted non-surgical method to change eye color is with colored contact lenses. If interested, see an eye doctor for a contact lens fitting. ...Read more

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Acrysof toric lens put in R eye 10/14. +5 -2.75 correction. Good vision, etc. Temporal crescent. Flicker in most light. None in dark. Prognosis?

Acrysof toric lens put in R eye 10/14. +5 -2.75 correction. Good vision, etc. Temporal crescent. Flicker in most light. None in dark. Prognosis?

Post op cataract: It appears from your question that the surgery was done October 14th (today is 10/17). There are a number of visual symptoms that appear in the first few days / weeks after cataract surgery that resolve spontaneously. The temporal crescent and flickering are very common and almost always resolve. One theory is that the implant becomes more secured within the capsular bag during this period of time ...Read more

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Can full contacts lenses cover spots on the eyeball?

Can full contacts lenses cover spots on the eyeball?

No: Ordinary contact lenses circulate over the cornea and do not reach the eyeball. However there are optometrists who can fit you with a custom lens (specially created) that can sometimes reach a larger circumference. These are extremely expensive and a contact lens that is very big (>18mm) may be very uncomfortable and may not cover the specific area all the time as all lenses must move. ...Read more

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How does one pair of eyeglasses correct both nearsighted and farsighted eye problems?

How does one pair of eyeglasses correct both nearsighted and farsighted eye problems?

Different areas: Basically each eye can be near (myopic) or far sighted (hyperopic) and then have loss of reading vision (presbyopic). Glasses can correct for the distance vision on top and then have additional reading power to help with near vision on the bottom. These terms are confusing as someone who is farsighted could have blurry vision at all distances and not see far. It would be best to ask your eyedoc. ...Read more

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Why are my eye colors different in each eye?

Why are my eye colors different in each eye?

Heterochromia iridis: Can result from developmental/genetic disorders (rare) such as waardenburg syndrome, parry-romberg syndrome, or sturge-weber syndrome or from physical trauma to the eye. An ophthalmologist may be able to shed more light on the origin in your case. ...Read more

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Are colored costume lenses bad for your eyes?

Are colored costume lenses bad for your eyes?

Can be: If fit by a proper eye professional they should do no harm. If bought on the internet or at a costume shop, they might be of improper fit and may even be non-sterile which could cause some difficulty for the eyes. ...Read more

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I keep getting many new spots (birthmarks) on my face. They are different shades of brown and different sizes. Are they freckles or something serious?

I keep getting many new spots (birthmarks) on my face. They are different shades of brown and different sizes. Are they freckles or something serious?

Marks on face: light brown spots which persist and worsen can be a sign of an underlying disease. Neurofibromatosis a genetic disease can present with brown patches and over time tumorous growths. I would advise you to go to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses a different prescription than my glasses?

Are contact lenses a different prescription than my glasses?

Yes: Contact lens also has size of size of cornea, in addition to power. That's why contact lens have to be 'fitted'. The power may differ also, if the myopia is significant. ...Read more

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Are some eye shapes just not suitable for contacts?

Are some eye shapes just not suitable for contacts?

See eye doctor: Yes. Some corneas are too steep or too flat. Also some corneas thin. The cornea is the part of the eye that the contact sits on. ...Read more

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Im farsighted/astigmatism/byfocal. When they correct the astigmatism it cuts my distance and makes words blurry. +.75/-.75/70. Closeup has glare.

Im farsighted/astigmatism/byfocal. When they correct the astigmatism it cuts my distance and makes words blurry. +.75/-.75/70. Closeup has glare.

Return to eye doc: Correcting the astigmatism should make the distance better. At your age, you may also need a multifocal glasses prescription to see well at distance and close. Return to the eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more

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Are glasses and corrective lenses the same thing?

Are glasses and corrective lenses the same thing?

Yes, but: Glasses are corrective lenses, but not all corrective lenses are glasses. Contact lenses would also fall into this description. You could even add intraocular lenses to the list if you were being comprehensive. ...Read more

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What are eclipse glasses made of? The ones that look like regular black sunglasses.

What are eclipse glasses made of? The ones that look like regular black sunglasses.

Eclipse glasses: Eclipse glasses are much darker than regular sunglasses- about 100,000 times darker. They are made of a polymer embedded with carbon. Eclipse glasses block almost all visible light and all of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Standard sunglasses do a pretty good job with UV radiation but only filter less than 20 percent of visible light. ...Read more

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Can blind people wear contacts for cosmetic reasons?

Can blind people wear contacts for cosmetic reasons?

Yes: Some people with blind eyes that are disfigured wear a type of contact lens to cover the eye. These are called scleral shells and are typically custom made by an ocularist. ...Read more

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Are circle lenses huge risks to your eyes?

Are circle lenses huge risks to your eyes?

Please clarify: I'd be happy to address your question if you clarify what you mean" circular lenses". Thank you. ...Read more

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What are the most comfortable everyday wear coloured and vision contact lenses?

What are the most comfortable everyday wear coloured and vision contact lenses?

The right ones: The most comfortable contacts are the correct ones that are fit to your eyes. Your eye doctor will help you with this ...Read more