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How Do I Remove The Scratches On My Plastic Lenses
Snap and crack: For the same size lens Plastic is heavier. Polycarbonate will be uv400. For those 2 you probably can't tell. Plastic snaps or shatters went bent past tolerance, polycarbonate just bends and then past tolerance will not resume its original shape. Plastic is typically cheaper but has better optical quality ...Read more
Probably polycarb: Polycarbonate lenses are "high index" lenses . They are often used in high myopes to allow for the glasses to be thinner and lighter. They do have more chromatic aberration though. Discuss the various pros and cons with your optician before deciding what it right for you. ...Read more
See below: Differences between glass & plastic lenses: weight (glass much heavier); durability (plastic scratches more easily); price (glass generally more, depending on prescription, coatings, etc.). ...Read more
I really need new glasses but cannot afford them. How do I get some? Can I put new lenses in old plastic ones?
Replace lenses: Most optical shops can replace the current lenses with new ones, using the old lenses as templates to grind the edges to fit in the old frames. This can cut the cost if the old frames are in decent shape. You can also search thrift shops for a frame you might like and do the same thing. You will, however, need to pay for an examination to determine the power of the new lenses. ...Read more
When i removed tampon i realized i hadn't unwrapped it fully and it still had the clear plastic wrap on the tip. I had it in for hrs. Is this ok?
Plastic: Plastic is lighter and provides equivalent visual quality. ...Read more
Heard that glass lenses for eyeglasses are somehow superior to plastic or composite lenses. Any truth to this?
Post op CS healing: Most routine cataract surgery cases "heal" in 5-30d, depending on pt's age, cataract density, eye risk factors (ie, narrow angle, short eye, previous eye surgery, DM, uveitis hx, etc). If pt is healthy, young, soft cat, experienced surgeon, no complications, standardy IOL hard plastic lens, recovery usually 5-7days. Drops are continued for wks most cases. More info: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I notice my blender for making baby puree has got some scratches inside. Should i worry about scratched off plastic getting into the baby food?
To be safe.....: try to use a blender vessel made of glass. Some plastics, especially older ones, may contain BPAs. ...Read more
Liposuction/ectomy: Most patients are referring to the “flank” areas when they speak about their muffin tops. These areas may be addressed through liposuction and and/or lipectomy surgery ( excision of skin and adipose tissue). Commonly performed operations include tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, or lower body lift surgery. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Generally not: the plastic lenses of eyeglasses from reputable dealers will not be damaged by rubbing alcohol although some frames might be susceptible. Lenses from ordinary retail sources might be made of cheaper plastic and be damaged. However it is always best to clean the lenses with a microfiber cloth and use dish soap if the soil is heavy. ...Read more
Practicemakesperfect: I think most will agree that the thought of putting something on your eyeball is a little strange and hard to wrap your head around initially. With proper instruction and practice though you'll get the hang of it in no time. Be sure your optometrist shows you the right way to put them in and take them out. ...Read more
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