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How do I remove the scratches on my plastic lenses?

How do I remove the scratches on my plastic lenses?

You don't: That's not a medical question -- but my optometrist friends all tell me that once a plastic lens is scratched, it stays scratched. The "magic" liquid scratch erasers advertised on late-night tv are, according to them, ineffective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my eyeglass lenses are really polycarbinate and not plastic?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my eyeglass lenses are really polycarbinate and not plastic?

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

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Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

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

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What's the difference between glass and plastic glasses lenses?

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

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What is the difference between glass lenses and plastic lenses for glasses?

What is the difference between glass lenses and plastic lenses for glasses?

Eye glasses : Glass lenses are heavier and more durable. Plastic lenses are lighter and scratch more easily. Both have good optical characteristics. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Probably ok: Have a gyn check you to make sure there is not more plastic inside. Plastic is inert and probably won't cause an infection like a lost tampon does, but it should be removed if it is in there. ...Read more

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Heard that glass lenses for eyeglasses are somehow superior to plastic or composite lenses. Any truth to this?

Heard that glass lenses for eyeglasses are somehow superior to plastic or composite lenses. Any truth to this?

Mixed choice: Glass lenses are more resistant to scratches but they are heavier (on the nose). Plastic is lighter but tends to collect scratches. In good condition, they both provide excellent focus. ...Read more

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Cataract - iol hard plastic lenses - what is the postoperative healing period?

Cataract - iol hard plastic lenses - what is the postoperative healing period?

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 more

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