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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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Is it safe to have lasik surgery after having had keratitis? I hate wearing glasses, so i've mostly been wearing contacts, but recently i got keratitis. My eye doctor says it's healed but wants me to wait before wearing contacts again. I'm kind of scared

Is it safe to have lasik surgery after having had keratitis? I hate wearing glasses, so i've mostly been wearing contacts, but recently i got keratitis. My eye doctor says it's healed but wants me to wait before wearing contacts again. I'm kind of scared

There : There are several causes of keratitis. Depending on the cause, it may be safe to have lasik. If the keratitis was caused by herpes virus (not uncommon), then lasik may cause a recurrence of the keratitis that may be problematic. In this case, your surgeon may recommend either not having lasik or the use of medications before and after surgery to decrease the risk of recurrent keratitis. ...Read more

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My friend has weak eyesight -3.45 in one eye n - 4 in other one.she hates wearing glasses so doesn't.Will her eyesight get worse coz of dat??

My friend has weak eyesight -3.45 in one eye n - 4 in other one.she hates wearing glasses so doesn't.Will her eyesight get worse coz of dat??

No: the use or non-use of eyeglasses will not cause your prescription to increase at this age. The term worse should be reserved for medical conditions, which this is not. Stronger eyeglass prescription DOES NOT MEAN WEAKER EYES (medically) ...Read more

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I wear glasses but hate them so i want contacts. I know you can get monthly ones but how much do permanent ones cost?

I wear glasses but hate them so i want contacts. I know you can get monthly ones but how much do permanent ones cost?

Cost about equal: The decision should not be based on cost, but rather on what is healthier for your eye. Not everyone can wear contact lenses, and fewer people can wear extended wear contact lenses. A fitting and followup process is crucial in order to ensure your eye is not damaged. ...Read more

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-1.75 and -1.5. I wear glasses 5 years tv but hate them. Optician recommends them for computer and concentrated tasks too. Essential or not?

-1.75 and -1.5. I wear glasses 5 years tv but hate them. Optician recommends them for computer and concentrated tasks too. Essential or not?

Optical aid: Glasses are not a medical item. You need only wear them when you need clarity of vision for a given task. There is no harm to not wearing them; you will just not see as well in those cases. When in doubt, always check with your ophthalmologist - the fully trained eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is their any safe eye sight operation? Coz l hate to wear glasses my eyesight is -0.75 please ans.My head is paining while using contact color lens

Is their any safe eye sight operation? Coz l hate to wear glasses my eyesight is -0.75 please ans.My head is paining while using contact color lens

Small benefit: It sounds as if you are having difficulty with your contact lense fitting poorly. This should be explored first so you will get a comfortable lens. The amount of correction you have, -0/75, is rather small for consideration of lasik corrective surgery. Check with your ophthalmologist and consider the options and probably get a better fitting contact lens. ...Read more

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My cornea is too thin for the lasik, imapprehensive about prk, if not surgery what other options do I have? I hate glasses I have corneal thickness of 464 and 478 and I have been adivised against lasik, they said i may be a candidate for prk, can you plea

Your : Your doctor has provided you excellent advice so far. While the cornea thickness is too thin for laisk, you may be a candidate for prk if your preoperative testing says your cornea is of regular shape and strong. The amount of correction needed may also play a role. There has never been a well done study to show superiority of one procedure (lasik = prk in terms of final visual acuity). In other words, i believe bladeless lasik is equal to prk in final outcome (the us military feels the same way about procedure for our soldiers). In summary, prk does not provide immediate results and can be associated with significant discomfort in some patients. However, you will obtain outstanding results if you are a good candidate for it. Finally, there is more factors than cornea thickness when looking at candidacy for laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative to wearing glasses?

Yes: You can try contact lenses and lasik vision correction is available if you are eligible. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and advice over which is the best pathway for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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