Doctor insights on: Is it legal to wear an eyepatch while driving

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Is it bad to wear glasses meant for driving all the time?

Is it bad to wear glasses meant for driving all the time?

Not to my knowledge: As long as you achieve clear ; comfortable vision, it should be fine to use whenever you wish. ...Read more

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Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

No: People who are colorblind are typically that way from birth and adapt very well. They do not need special glasses for driving. ...Read more

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Should I wear my glasses all the time or only when I need them most like driving etc? And can they improve my vision in any way?

Should I wear my glasses all the time or only when I need them most like driving etc? And can they improve my vision in any way?

Only when you need t: Wearing glasses will not make your eyes stronger or weaker. Glasses will not physically change your eyes. They just improve your vision when you wear them. It is up to you how much you want to wear them. ...Read more

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I got new glasses the other day. I only need to wear when driving and doing work at the computer. Yesterday I happened to have them on most of the day?

I got new glasses the other day. I only need to wear when driving and doing work at the computer. Yesterday I happened to have them on most of the day?

You're OK: Wearing glasses new or old longer than they are meant to be worn won't cause you any permanent damage if it's done occasionally. You might get a headache from it or your eyes might get bloodshot and feel very sore but in the end it will not cause any permanent damage. You should avoid wearing your glasses when they are not meant to be worn. In your present situation no long-term harm has been done. ...Read more

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Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Driving/riding bus/: Long question
if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus. Knees can withstand wear and tear of either. If you have osteoarthritis of knees, you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...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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I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?

I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?

Yes: Glasses can be made with window glass over the distance eye and a correction for the near eye which renders it clear at distance. This is commonly done and helpful when driving at night or in the rain. ...Read more

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Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Yes: As long as your field of vision and visual acuity with one eye is still within the legal range. You would have to turn your head to look more, and know that depth perception would be off (need to adjust to monocular cues). ...Read more

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After eye exam, doctor suggested that I wear eye glasses all the time (for nearsightedness) is this true? I want to wear in school & driving only.

After eye exam, doctor suggested that I wear eye glasses all the time (for nearsightedness) is this true? I want to wear in school & driving only.

It's your choice: Your doctor's suggestion might have been based on the degree of your nearsightedness. Perhaps he felt you would appreciate seeing better. I think it would be fine to wear them when you feel you need to see better. Don't be surprised if you end up wearing them more and more as you appreciate the improvement in your vision. By doing it this way, your adjustment may be easier. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer and have been on antibiotic eyedrops it feels almost 100 better and I see the eye dctor again in a week can I wear my contacts for short periods of time mostly driving because it is very difficult for me to see in my g

I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer and have been on antibiotic eyedrops it feels almost 100 better and I see the eye dctor again in a week can I wear my contacts for short periods of time mostly driving because it is very difficult for me to see in my g

No, No, No!!: Do not put your contacts in, even for a short period of time until the cornea is completely healed. You should feel fortunate that you ulcer is getting better. Some corneal ulcers can result in corneal perforation and loss of an eye. Don't push your luck. ...Read more

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I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. Me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness. ...Read more

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How it's like driving with night glares?

How it's like driving with night glares?

Uncomfortable: Night glare from a number of different conditions inside the eye can cause difficulty with vision making driving uncomfortable. Check with your ophthalmologist to find out the cause of the glare and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What is the driving force behind drug use?

What is the driving force behind drug use?

Money, addiction: Our biology makes us want to crave certain drugs which enhance experience, diminish stress or simply blot out our troubles. Suppliers of drugs take advantage of these needs by selling drugs, getting people 'hooked', and controlling this market. Drug use would diminish substantially if there were no profit. ...Read more

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What would cause blacking out during driving?

What would cause blacking out during driving?

Many things: Some are potentially very bad. Someone with unexplained passing out should not drive until they see their doctor, and that should happen very soon. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to black while driving?

What can cause someone to black while driving?

Blacking out: Blacking out while driving can occur for many different medical problems. This can pose a public safety concern! Please be evaluated by your physician if you feel that you may be experiencing black outs during driving. ...Read more

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How do I keep loud noises from driving me crazy?

How do I keep loud noises from driving me crazy?

Headphones: During the noises, you could wear noise cancelling headphones like hunters wear when shooting guns, where all you hear is silence, which are often found in sporting goods shops. Also go to your primary doctor you may have anxiety. ...Read more

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