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How To Repair Scratches On A Plastic Eyeglass Lens
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
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
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
High index plastic (high prescription)
higher refractive index, then thinner
polycarbonate (impact resistant if monocular)
glass is rare now. ...Read more
You can't : You replace the lenses.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I fix small scratches on eyeglass lenses or lessen their effect without distorting vision?
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
Scratched eyeglasses: The only way to repair the lens is to replace it. ...Read more
Lighter, etc.: Plastic lenses are a comfort especially in high power needs for eyeglasses as they are lighter 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
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
Eye glasses : Glass lenses are heavier and more durable. Plastic lenses are lighter and scratch more easily. Both have good optical characteristics. ...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
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
Plastic: Plastic is lighter and provides equivalent visual quality. ...Read more
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
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
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
What to do if I got scratches from plastic surface after an hour I cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?
Short answer is yes.: The long answer is that most surgeons want to make their patients happy with the results of any surgical intervention. Sometimes less than optimal results can happen that are out of the surgeon's control like infection, hypertrophic scarring, capsular contracture with breast augmentations, etc... I have found that most surgeons truly want to achieve the best results possible and are willing to. ...Read more
My earlobe is down. Any suggestions on how to repair it. does anyone know what a plastic surgeon would charge?
1st see plastic surg: You should first see one or more plastic surgeons who do free consultations. They will examine you and tell you what can be done and the cost involved. Please tell them if you can not afford the charges. They might lower the charges. ...Read more
What part of a bladder TAC is plastic? My Dr says it's punctured into my vagina. Best option/surgeon to repair?
Prolapse surgery?: I think you are referring to a previous surgery on your bladder that may have eroded into the vagina. I am not certain if this is what you are asking. If so it depends on what type of material was used and what previous surgery was done. Likely you are referring to some type of vaginal mesh. Some are easy to repair and some are hard. See an Urogynecologist. ...Read more
If a piece of plastic was blended up in the blender could it scratch your esophagus leading to mucus development/ heartburn like sensation?
If swallowed: If swallowed yes. It could cause esophageal tears too. If you are having symptoms then go to the ed or see your physician. ...Read more
Scar from spleen repair surgery, anybody knows if its possible to make this vanish with plastic surgery?
Scars don't vanish..: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist is a good place to get information. ...Read more
I had an epigastric hernia repair with no mesh. There is a hole next to the incision that has a plastic loop hanging out. What is it?
When should high BP be a concern in a 14 mo (18 lb, 28 in male) he had a tga, coa/ hyper plastic arch, dorv, vsd/asd repair@5 days numbers? Sits@ 125+
Does brushing your scalp with a boar brush mixed with plastic nylon bristles good or bad for your scalp and hair? Like scratches your scalp.
No: Anything that damages the scalp is not good. ...Read more
Usually not: Some may do. Not all the plastic surgeons are well-trained to repair hernias. The is the job of general surgeons. ...Read more