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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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I bought new frames, but I'm wondering if I can take them to the optometrist and for them to put new lenses in, since I'm also getting an eye exam.

I bought new frames, but I'm wondering if I can take them to the optometrist and for them to put new lenses in, since I'm also getting an eye exam.

Usually: Most will accomodate you and provide new lenses to put in your frames that you like. A few hold out for the additional profit of supplying you the frame as well. Find an optician who will do this by shopping around. ...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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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'm 95lbs want to gain 15 to 20lbs do you have any suggestions on a weight gain supplement will help me gain weight i'm 5'4ins small frame i eat a lot?

I'm 95lbs want to gain 15 to 20lbs do you have any suggestions on a weight gain supplement will help me gain weight i'm 5'4ins small frame i eat a lot?

Why?: Most women are griping about how they cannot lose weight. If you really want to try to gain, try a dietary supplement between meals (like ensure or boost). That may help but if you are active and have a high BMR you may just be burning off the calories. ...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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What is the time frame for colonscopy with no family history of any cancer? Had one in 2008? All was good. I have constipation and a lot of stress.

What is the time frame for colonscopy with no family history of any cancer? Had one in 2008? All was good. I have constipation and a lot of stress.

Colonoscopy. : With no family history of colon cancer and a normal previous colonoscopy, we would generally recommend a follow up colonoscopy every five years. Stool studies yearly. ...Read more

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Was catheterized 12/6 in pm for urine retention and given flomax (tamsulosin). Is it normal, when not drinking a lot to still be producing like 900 cc's of urine in a 4 hr time frame 2-3 days later?

Was catheterized 12/6 in pm for urine retention and given flomax (tamsulosin).  Is it normal, when not drinking a lot to still be producing like 900 cc's of urine in a 4 hr time frame 2-3 days later?

Hhmm: Flomax (tamsulosin) is meant to work on folks with prostates... If you had surgery or received IV fluids during what sounds like a hospitalization, the body usually starts to get rid of the excess fluid 3-4 days later, as you get better. Makes sure your blood sugar is ok, since that can make you go more than you should. Sometimes after retention kidneys can't retain water well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache head and eye heaviness, time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness. Belching a lot, burping relieves heaviness or feeling of fullness,. Pain on eyebrow?

I am experiencing  headache head and eye heaviness, time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness. Belching a lot, burping relieves heaviness or feeling of fullness,. Pain on eyebrow?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can i buy custom frames and have my doctor place the lenses in afterwards?

Can i buy custom frames and have my doctor place the lenses in afterwards?

Yes, but . . .: Its' sort of like bringing your own steak and asking the restaurant to cook it for you. Most optometrists and ophthalmologists that refract and diagnose vision also sell glasses and contact lenses, including many custom frames from many "brand" sources. If they don't carry certain "names" they can usually get them for you. What you are asking is technically possible, but in poor taste. Ask them. ...Read more