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How long can I watch tv while wearing my glasses?

How long can I watch tv while wearing my glasses?

No limit: Glasses improve the clarity of the view and can be used for this purpose on viewing tv. The only damage you do is that the content on tv is sometimes questionable. ...Read more

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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 wearing the wrong glasses hurt your eyes when watching tv or driving a car?

Can wearing the wrong glasses hurt your eyes when watching tv or driving a car?

Nah: It won't hurt your eyes, per se. However, it would be wise to be wearing an updated precription when driving so you don't harm the rest of you or other people! ...Read more

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I watch tv and on my laptop for hours, and i study for hours too, and all these cause that redness in my eyes, can wearing powerless glasses help?

I watch tv and on my laptop for hours, and i study for  hours too, and all these cause that redness in my eyes, can wearing powerless glasses help?

Variable : Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days. Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue , and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions. Same for reading/tv. ...Read more

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I've got glasses but i don't wear them. Im scared to wear incase they don't help my eyes. I got glasses to watch tv but never wear them? Is this bad?

Important to see : Glasses are intended to help you see well at 20/20 vision. If you're only using your glasses to watch television, and don't feel you need to wear them full time then that is your prerogative. However, if you're driving, or going to drivers ed to learn to drive, you need to have 20/20 vision, so that you can see the details of the road, the traffic, and the people crossing better. Most people like seeing well. ...Read more

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I have been having side by side double vision mainly when driving or watching tv for 3-4 years .Have had prisms put in glasses 2 times now & sometime ?

I have been having side by side double vision mainly when driving or watching tv for 3-4 years .Have had prisms put in glasses 2 times now & sometime ?

Divergence palsy: When you look at a distance, the in-turning muscles relax, the out-turning muscles tighten. In your case, the out-turning muscles are week- could be medical side-effect, stroke effect, decompensated eye crossing, other neurologic disorder. If the amount of prisms becomes excessive, have eye muscle surgery. Contac a "pediatric" ophthalmologist who does a lot of muscle surgery. ...Read more

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At what eye degree can you still watch tv comfortably without needing glasses or contacts?

At what eye degree can you still watch tv comfortably without needing glasses or contacts?

Depends: Some people are ok with 20/40 vision, other people can' t stand to not have crystal clear vision. If you are squinting to see the tv or if it is not comfortable for you to watch tv than glasses would definitely help! ...Read more

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Lately my eyes feel over worked. Not on PC much, or watching tv. I wear glasses, always cleaned. It hurts now at times. What can I do? Bed time helps

Lately my eyes feel over worked. Not on PC much, or watching tv. I wear glasses, always cleaned. It hurts now at times. What can I do? Bed time helps

Over-Minus: Many nearsighted people choose a slight over-minus refraction (i.e. Smaller and darker) for distance in the manifest refraction. If so, a little tonic accommodation is required to see clearly at distance. However, this adds to the burden of presbyopia, which typically starts in the fifth decade of life. Return for a spectacle upgrade, back off on the minus, consider a bifocal and use task lighting. ...Read more