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How To Repair Scratches On A Plastic Eyeglass Lens
How long to wait to wear contact lenses after gonioscopy (or whatever the exam is called where ophtalmologist puts a glass lense on your numbed eye)?
Short time: The lens applied to your eye is on a gel which provides an optical link between the lens and the interior of your eye. The numbness usually disappears in 10 minutes at most and the normal tear flow will clean out the residual gel. So you can start to wear you contact lenses by the time the exam is completely over - probably 15 minutes after the gel aided exam. ...Read more
Will the eye doctor give me a contact lens prescription if it's my first time wearing a corrective lense?
Disinfection: The particular disinfectant you use should have directions on the bottle. Follow them closely. The best solutions are the peroxide based ones, like clear care or aosept. Any other questions may be directed to the doctor who prescribed the lenses for you. ...Read more
For how long after the retinal detachment surgery should I be wearing the plastic eye shield to sleep?
Up to 3 weeks: Small wounds are sometimes made in the eyeball during retinal detachment surgery. The eye shield is used to protect the eye while it is still fragile during the early stages of healing. This protects it from accidental trauma or rubbing, particularly during sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. Surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. Is it worthy?
High Astigmatism : I'd get a second opinion regarding this. If your astigmatism is so high that a toric IOL is only able to correct 10-25%, of you astigmatism, I'm wondering whether you have an underlying corneal degenerative condition, like keratoconus. An acrysof toric will correct a max of about 4 diopters. If what has been measured is 75% more or about 7 diopters oF astigmatism, it's not worth it in my opinion. ...Read more
Is vision correction possible with implanted lenses that can reshape my corneas? I've read that there's now a vision correction surgery that can fix my extreme myopia by implanting a lens. How would this new lense compensate for my nearsightedness? What a
ICL : Icl surgery is superb for correcting nearsightedness without resorting to lasik surgery. There is no reshaping of the cornea as with laser surgery and the lens can be removed if there are significant changes in your vision in the future allowing for another type of treatment. It is a great treatment particularly for those who are too nearsightedness for lasik treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more
Not easily: Scratches in polycarbonate lenses involve the removal of plastic in the scratch. To smooth it out you would need to grind this away which would alter the power of the lense and might induce some distortion. Check with an optical shop to see if some correction is possible or replacement is needed. ...Read more
Usually yes: If the frame is not damaged and has a contemporary design, then usually lenses would be able to be cut by the optician to fit the frames. There are some older frames where it can be very difficult to fit lenses. ...Read more
Hi Doctor. My question is. Will the eye look abnormal once a patient wears the scleral contact lenses? Because the lens looks really thick to me.
Why bother: If you are an adult who has true lazy eye- otherwise called amblyopia, the brain has decided to turn off most of the visual input from the weak eye. You can do Lasik if you want, but the brain will not turn it back on. You need to consult with several docs before you go down this road. Steer clear of the cheep volume based programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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