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Should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

Should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

Can help these: Contact lenses come in virtually all possible powers, including ones that correct farsightedness and astigmatism at the same time. The lenses tend to have few power choices for extreme farsightedness compared to nearsightedness, however. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can fit for contact lenses. ...Read more

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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 I wear contacts with a stye?

Can I wear contacts with a stye?

Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, it may be uncomfortable to wear contacts. Try hot compresses three times a day for 5 minutes. If the stye persists, contact your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts with EKC?

Can you wear contacts with EKC?

No: I never advise wearing contacts during any ocular infection, be it viral (EKC), bacterial, fungal, protozoan. However, if you have fully recovered based on examination findings and the advice of your eye MD, you're likely able to return back to contacts. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will i be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?

Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will i be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?

Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery.. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op. ...Read more

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Is there a certain amount of time you have to wear eye glasses before wearing contact lenses?

Is there a certain amount of time you have to wear eye glasses before wearing contact lenses?

No: It does make sense to be wearing glasses full time prior to changing to contact lenses. Even if you wear contact lenses, it is important to have a backup pair of glasses to use just in case you develop an infection , or allergic problem that requires a break in your contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Not perfectly: Depending on the power of your mono vision, you may need a different glass prescription for each eye, so OTC readers likely won't work. A "computer" or intermediate range prescription can help and only use for mid-range (computer) work. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to wear contacts with pink eye?

How long should I wait to wear contacts with pink eye?

Till it's over: Your doctor should instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses until your pink eye has completely resolved. Whether viral or bacterial, the critters causing your pink eye can survive on your contacts and reinfect you. Better yet, throw out that pair and start a fresh pair after your pink eye has resolved. But don't start wearing contact lenses again until after your pink eye has resolved. ...Read more

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How can it feel to wear glasses?

How can it feel to wear glasses?

Mostly good: Almost all of us have such an experience since sunglasses are almost a universal need. For those who need the corrective focusing power of lenses, it generally feels good to be wearing them. But glasses are a bit of a nuisance so many switch to contacts or have lasik surgery;. ...Read more

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How to maintain decent vision while wearing my glasses?

How to maintain decent vision while wearing my glasses?

No clear answer: The question as it is asked is unclear in its meaning. At one end, take good care of your glasses by keep keeping them clean, scratch free and in adjustment. At the other end, no matter what you do short of dying too soon, you will eventually need bifocals to see up close if you can see clearly off at a distance. Glasses will not make your eyes weaker; getting older will. ...Read more

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How to change eye color permanently with out using contact lenses?

How to change eye color permanently with out using contact lenses?

Prostaglandin: Prostaglandin eye drops will permanently darken some eyes. These drops are used to treat glaucoma and are available by presciption only. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

No but you should: You can be fit just with contacts. "back up" eye glasses are a good idea in case you have a problem with your contacts. ...Read more

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How nearsighted should you be to wear glasses full time? I prefer to wear only when driving

How nearsighted should you be to wear glasses full time? I prefer to wear only when driving

Visual comfort.: If you see well enough to do the other activities you particpate in, then just use your glasses when you feel the need to see better. However, don't be "afraid" to wear glasses, and don't be vain about it to the extent you injure yourself doing somehting you could not see clearly. ...Read more

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Can a person with nystagmus get lasik to replace glasses?

Can a person with nystagmus get lasik to replace glasses?

Yes: Yes. Lasik can correct the prescription but some limitation of vision may remain due to other underlying disease. ...Read more

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How to wash prescription eyewear lenses? Is using water and dish soap bad for lenses with blue light block coating? and how to dry them?

How to wash prescription eyewear lenses? Is using water and dish soap bad for lenses with blue light block coating? and how to dry them?

Soap and water ok: Soap and water are ok but many prefer a hypercloth available on line in most stores. These pick up oils and do not scratch, and they dry as they clean. ...Read more