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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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Pro and cons of plastic lenses?

Pro and cons of plastic lenses?

Lighter, etc.: Plastic lenses are a comfort especially in high power needs for eyeglasses as they are lighter in weight for a given power. They are, however, less durable and can scratch in normal use. These factors can be eweighted in the udee ...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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What plastic surgery can remove my muffin top?

What plastic surgery can remove my muffin top?

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 more

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How soon can I remove the bandages after a plastic surgery?

How soon can I remove the bandages after a plastic surgery?

Ask Surgeon.: You will find that every plastic surgeon does things differently. Therefore, best to ask your own plastic surgeon. He/she knows exactly what was done and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long before i can remove the bandages to travel after a plastic surgery?

How long before i can remove the bandages to travel after a plastic surgery?

Type of surgery: It really depends on the surgery that was performed. It's best to ask your surgeon this question. ...Read more

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Could third degree burns be removed by plastic surgery?

Could third degree burns be removed by plastic surgery?

Excised but replaced: Scars can be excised or removed but they will likely be replaced with other scars that are either less prominent, problematic, or can be better concealed in anatomic landmarks or in certain clothing. ...Read more

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Is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

Is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

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 more

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Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

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

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How can you put little pieces of plastic in your eye when you get contact lenses?

How can you put little pieces of plastic in your eye when you get contact lenses?

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