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Doctor insights on: Getting New Lenses

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I have lots of old frames. Can I get new lenses put in them?

I have lots of old frames. Can I get new lenses put in them?

Usually: The otical shop will take your current prescription and use the old lenses as a template to cut the glass to fit the frame. This is usually possible. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Yes: The second store will probably not be thrilled about this but they will put the lenses in based upon your up to date prescription. Why not get the whole thing in one place? ...Read more

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Work in VERY old bldng at a desk.Bldng has modern air cndtng unit,but frame is original.If asbestos is in walls,etc,will i get mesothelioma from air?

Work in VERY old bldng at a desk.Bldng has modern air cndtng unit,but frame is original.If asbestos is in walls,etc,will i get  mesothelioma from air?

Test: Depending on the age of the building, materials used, and condition of the building you may be at some slight risk. Testing is available and if performed would help confirm or allay your fears as well as protect others in the building. You may want to check as testing may have already been done when they put in the new air conditioning system depending on local regulations. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old 5ft tall small frame and weigh 90 lbs. I eat well but can't manage to get over 95 lbs! is this normal?

I am 20 years old 5ft tall small frame and weigh 90 lbs. I eat well but can't manage to get over 95 lbs! is this normal?

Gaining can be tough: At 5 feet and 90 pounds, your bmi (body mass index) is 17.6. (google up bmi calculator) underweight is defined as a bmi less than 18.5. To gain one pound, you must eat 3500 calories more than you use. It may be easier to break this down to 500 calories per day to gain a pound per week, or 250 calories per day to gain a pound every two weeks. Make sure the extra food is healthy: greek yogurt, etc. ...Read more

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Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert new lens into it?

Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert new lens into it?

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

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I really need new glasses but cannot afford them. How do I get some? Can I put new lenses in old plastic ones?

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

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I took bactrim Ds at 4 o'clock yesterday my next dose is for the morning. Can I still have an anaphylxis reaction? Or am I good? Just make me parniod cause I know a lot of people are allergic to sulfa. What is the time frame for that to happen?

I took bactrim Ds at 4 o'clock yesterday my next dose is for the morning. Can I still have an anaphylxis reaction? Or am I good? Just make me parniod cause I know a lot of people are allergic to sulfa. What is the time frame for that to happen?

Possible, very rare: It's still possible to have an anaphylactic reaction but it's less likely since you tolerated the first dose. About 3% of people are allergic to sulfa drugs but most of the reactions are rashes. Anaphylactic reactions to sulfa are very rare,occurring only in one out of tens of thousands of people, so no need to be particularly worried about that. Be aware of this info: http://tinyurl.com/h6wyn42 ...Read more

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