Doctor insights on:
Glasses Sit Crooked
Depends: There might be some improvement if you are hyperopic (need + (plus) lenses) in which case correction with the proper glasses or contacts could move the drifting eye outwards to match the other eye better. If you do not need glasses or need - (minus) lenses, this will not work. Check with your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more
When adjusting plastic glasses frames, do you bend the ear pieces straight down? Or do you curve them inwards?
May be an illusion: Wearing glasses will not physically change the eyes, it just optically corrects the focusing of the image so that it is clear to the eye. Wearing nearsighted glasses (myopia) can give the illusion that the eyes appear to be smaller and possibly sunken back, while farsighted glasses (like reading glasses) make the eyes look larger. This is a magnification effect based on the power of the lens. ...Read more
Doubtful: Dequervain's is tendonitis of first dorsal extensor compartment of the radial dorsal wrist. Can cause swelling in the area but should not cause appearance of crooked wrist. Primary symptom is pain over the area with ulnar deviation and traction on the thumb. Use of the thumb in grasp and pinching will cause pain. Seek care with hand surgeon, usually responds to steroid injection ...Read more
Wearing lower refractive power nearsight prescription glasses, will this help make my eyes healthier?
I have a lazy eye, lenses fix the alignment to an extent, but when looking sideways, the lazy eye is visible. Could custom lenses fix this?
???: What an unusual question. Not a stupid question at all, but one that i think both ophthalmologists and orthodontists alike will be stumped by. Surgical reshaping of the eye is done to correct visual pathology and orthodontics corrects dental arch pathology, other than that, I am unable to help you with an intelligible answer! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I love wearing thick-framed glasses.My parents don't allow me to wear them.They say 'i'm obstructing my vision by looking through glasses.Is that true?
Professional eye tec: You are better off to see an optician so they can measure correctly. ...Read more