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Is It Legal To Wear An Eyepatch While Driving
Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do not share contacts with others, as tears can be a source of infectious diseases. Also, smoking and wearing contact lenses over night increases the risk of infections and corneal ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: As long the glasses clears up your vision at the computer distance its not a problem. Sometime depends on the level of your correction the computer distance can be clear with or without glasses. After 40 the person may become presbyopic that means he/she cannot focus at near. If the person is mildly myopic then computer could be clear without glasses. ...Read more
Myopic correction: If the myopia is of lower magnitude, it is possible for a person to read comfortably at a reading distance. However, if someone has moderate to high myopia, reading without any correction may be uncomfortable since one has to bring the reading material very closes to their eyes. ...Read more
Almost always: Unless you are being treated for active corneal disease, in which case you should not be wearing your contacts, most eye drops for treatment such as glaucoma and eyedryness will not interfere with contact wear and there shouldn't be a problem if you are following the rules of wearing the contacts. ...Read more
Is it fine to wear a glasses all the day if I am short sight person. Is better to wear contact lenses?
Doesn't matter: You can wear either - doesn't matter. It's really a matter of personal choice and appearance. Contacts require more discipline in hygiene ; routine however. I started wearing glasses - initially when necessary but then all the time - for near-sightedness around your age. It will take time for your eyes to adjust ; u may have headaches initially but that will pass. Contacts also require adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no issue with wearing contact lenses before or after your eyes are dilated. ...Read more
Yes but why?: I assume you are talking about cosmetic lenses to change the eye color or appearance. These do come in plano which has no correction. But it depends upon your eye problem. If you are being actively treated for an eye problem, best to consult with your treating ophthalmologist to see if wearing any type of contact could be safe. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?
Bandage contact: A bandage contact lens is used to help corneal abrasions heal and tp keep the patient more comfortable. If this has healed you no longer need the contact lens at night. Cloudy vision sometimes is caused by scarring or swelling of the. Corneal tissue, occasionally the contact lens clouds the vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A break from contact: lenses is a must to get an accurate evaluation. The lenses change the shape of your cornea temporarily and a LASIK eval requires your cornea in its relaxed form to be accurate. Your eye surgeon will let you know how long to stay completely out of contact lenses. Generally 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the type of lenses. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Just be careful and not get the dye near the eyes. The damage dye can do is minimal and is the same whether or not you are using contact lenses. Just do it carefully or have it professionally done. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whether to wear glasses all the time or just for driving, when having a astigmatism. Which is better?
Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them. ...Read more
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
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
Sensitive to lights when driving at night. It's like a long laser bean is coming down from them. I don't wear glasses. Do have very dry eyes. Serious?
How common is double vision in limited circumstances? I am 70, male. I am nearsighted, w/ an astigmatic correction, and wear glasses. Sometimes, when I have been driving all day, mostly at night, i get double vision--it seems like my eyes both look forw
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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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