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Doctor insights on: Glasses Strength Chart

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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

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 I use my prescription glasses to find my refractive error strength?

Can I use my prescription glasses to find my refractive error strength?

Glasses power: Yes, the eye care professionals have instruments as do the optical department optician that can measure the strength of the eyes when they were prescribed, providing they were for that patient and made correctly. However the glasses strength are not the same as the contact lens prescription. Your eye care professional can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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