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Is It Okay To Wear Prescription Sunglasses Over Contacts
Yes: But should not be necessary if the lenses are made correctly. ...Read more
Not reasonable: There are many reasons to wear sunglasses but no reason to wear prescription sunglasses unless there is a need for a prescription. Someone with normal vision does not need corrective lenses and the sunglasses such a person wears should be without correction (we call this plano). ...Read more
Many pharmacies carry sunglasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses. You can try google to find a website. An example is:
http://www. Sunglassrage. Com/sunglasses-over-glasses/? Gclid=ckw8wu-ehbccfqfx4aodotcajq. ...Read more
PIggy back glasses: They make large sunglasses that fit over your lenses or you can use clip-ons or get prescription sunglasses. ...Read more
Will wearing regular sunglasses harm the eyesight of someone who usually wears prescription glasses. (I've worn them for 19 years, I am 23 years old)?
Sun glasses: Recommended... They will in no way harm your eyes or eyesight. If you have prescription glasses, get a prescription for sunglasses. ...Read more
Possibly: If your prescriptive needs are important to you that is to say if you feel uncomfortable walking around viewing things at a distance without proper eyeglass correction, than it can be helpful to put that prescription in a sunglass if you find that the bright light outside is best handled with sunglasses. It is certainly more convenient than a clip on sunglass. It does cost a little. ...Read more
Many places: Almost all places that sell prescription glasses sell prescription sunglasses as well. ...Read more
I have progressive lenses. Looking to get prescription sunglasses. Is it ok to get single vision lenses in those b/c I only need them for distance?
Check with your doc:
You were probably given a prescription for eyeglasses when you last had your eyes examined. If you can't find your prescription, you can check with your doctor's office -- there should be a copy in your chart. (another reason medical records are useful!)
eyeglass stores often have a machine that measures the refraction of your current eyeglasses, and may be able to use this for sunglasses. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are difference between inexpensive "fashion" frames and "ophthalmic" frames designed for custom lenses. Visit your optician and see if your frame can be pattern matched for a prescription lens. ...Read more
Sun glasses: See your eye doctor who can write the appropriate prescription. ...Read more
What causes pressure in my eyes when I wear sunglasses, eyeglasses and contacts and what can I do about it?
Eye strain?: Your prescription may be off. Often, an inaccurate prescription will create a pressure sensation, as your eyes try and compensate. I would recommend you have your prescription double checked by your eye doctor. ...Read more
Yes, but: Why would you want to do such a thing? ...Read more
Yes: Why not use color contact lenses with an appropriate prescription? ...Read more
I had contacts in an overnight case in solution now for about 2 months. Is it okay for me to still wear them now? The prescription hasn't changed.
Should be ok: Just change the solution and let them sit for a day and you should be good to go. ...Read more
Shortest possible: Colored no prescription contacts are often used for costumes or just to change eye color. They should be prescribed by an eye specialists and properly fitted to minimize risk of eye injury or infection. Wearing any contact for extended periods of time significantly increases risk of injury. Never buy colored contacts on line without a prescription, you may be risking your eyesight if you do. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: This is called piggybacking a lens. Usually it is done with matching base curves so the lens on top will be stable. Your plan might work but there is a moderate likelihood that the lens on top will be unstable and will move out of position. There is no health risk to what you propose. ...Read more
Probably yes: Colored contact lenses are able to be fit on most patients. See your doctor. ...Read more
Piggy backing: This is called piggy backing of a lens and can work in many cases. The curvature of the inside of the colored lens may not match the outer curve of the corrective lens, so the colored lens may easily slip out of place. This usually is not harmful but may result in the loss of the lens. ...Read more
Contacts, a nightmare on the road and abroad. Why not wear regular glasses? Will that change a prescription?
Not if up to date: There are differences between a prescription for contacts and glasses although some similarities. Your ophthalmologist will determine the eyeglass correction and then use those measurements to recommend a contact lense. If you prefer eyeglasses, and you should have them anyway as a back up, then if up to date, by all means use eyeglasses. ...Read more
Sometimes: The powers of the eyeglass and the contact are additive. They might add up to a proper prescription for you if designed that way and some visual problems need this as a purposeful set-up. You will not like it if you put full corrective eyeglasses on top of fully corrected contact lenses. ...Read more
I wear multi-focal contacts. They are good for near and mid but my distant vision suffers. Can I wear prescription glasses with them to correct distan?
I wear non prescription contacts which irritates my eyes. It causes dryness and somewhat watery eyes. What could this be?
Why are you still wearing non-prescription contacts when they are troubling your eyes.
It would be very wise for you to see an Ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I wear glasses (prescription) but only whn my eyes still constantly hurts in the sun watching tv etc vwey sensitive. Would you recommend contacts?
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