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Is It Okay To Use 2 Glasses Of Different Prescriptions
Is it ok to use a different brand of contact solution even though the optometrist prescribes biotrue for me?
Yes: You can use any solution that is designed for your type of contact lens. If you are using biotrue, you likely have soft contact lenses and can use any soft contact lens solution system. Make sure you are using a system that cleans, disinfects and stores the contacts. Most of the time, this is one solution, like biotrue. ...Read more
Not correct: Eyeglasses and contacts lens prescriptions are not the same. There is a power difference since the glasses are farther from the cornea surface compared to contact lens. Thus you need a different prescription, plus contact lens requires a base curve and diameter in addition to the power. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'v read in drug handbooks that with birthcontrol pills it is not advicble to wear contacts. Why and what kind could be used with contact lenses?
No worries: I am not aware of any interactions between birth control pills and contact lenses. While it is true that estrogen/progesterone levels can affect the tear film, i would not worry about your oral contraceptive causing a problem with your contact lenses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline for contacts: No. Contact solution is a commercially prepared solution for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. Most have preservatives, a binding agent, a buffer, and a surfactant or wetting agent. Saline nasal has none of these agents, can't disinfect, and will cause stinging and burning, and IF the nasal saline has been used in the nose, you may introduce bacteria which live in the nose into your eyes. ...Read more
Is it okay to wear 2 different brands of contacts.. One for each eye.. It's a trial pair before my real ones come in?
If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?
Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more
Would it be safe to place 2 25mcg patches of fentayl on to equal 50 mcg. My doctor told me it would be ok . But i'm cautious d/t the instructions of use.?
Not necessary: Yes, but why would you want to. ...Read more
My prescription for contact lenses recommends air optix aqua for astigmatism but how long does it take the eyes to adjust to a new persciption?
A day or two: You should be comfortable and see well in a day or two. ...Read more
I have read on internet that reading glasses or plus lenses if used for close works can control or reverse myopio, how far is this true?
Take glasses off: There is some evidence to support this. If you are myopic, or nearsighted (things are blurry when you look far away), i recommend you take your glasses off to read or look up close. This is similar to wearing reading glasses or plus lenses and may slow the worsening of your prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I use solar glasses but never used reading glasses. So which number helps as reading glasses +1 or different? Does it go with age ? I will be 38 soon
Is there a limit on how many times I can use my eye drops throughout the day? They are plain "eye wetting" drops for contacts & says use as needed.
My contact lens prescription is different from my glasses prescription. Is it supposed to be like that?
Yes: The optical principle is lens effectivity. As any lens is moved away from your eye it becomes inherently more powerful (positive) the inverse is also true, as a lens is moved to eye, becomes weaker (negative). So contacts and glasses are adjusted accordingly only if it will affect the final clinical outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which eye drops can I use to moisten my eyes? I have used Oxyal but it is expensive. Gel is clustering on my eye so not working. Any other choices?
Many other: Choices and all are non prescription: systane ultra, refresh optive or celluvisc, Genteal, threat ears are all good drops to try. ...Read more
The latest crizal eyeglass coating with sph26 will be added to my prescription eyeglasses. Can someone tell me if this gives extra sun protection?
They say so: "yes! all crizal lenses offer the most complete daily protection against the invisible and often irreversible dangers of uv reflection." from their website....http://www.crizalusa.com/about-crizal/faq/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more
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