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Is It Safe To Tint My Own Eyeglasses And Make Them Into Sunglasses
Be cautious: Applying a tinting material such as is used on car windows would be difficult due to the curvature of the lens. If you were to use a chemical to tint the glass or plastic lenses, you may damage the glasses and you wouldn't know if the chemical was safe to have near your eyes. May not be worth the risk. ...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
Will wearing non-RX sunglasses have any effect at all on my vision? I already wear RX-glasses & RX-sunglasses and have 10% glaucoma. Will non-RX hurt?
No: Be sure your non RX sunglasses have good UV protection. ...Read more
Eclipse glasses: Eclipse glasses are much darker than regular sunglasses- about 100, 000 times darker. They are made of a polymer embedded with carbon. Eclipse glasses block almost all visible light and all of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Standard sunglasses do a pretty good job with UV radiation but only filter less than 20 percent of visible light. ...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
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
If I looked at the solar eclipse and it was just strong sunlight and no moon did I damage my retina? I don't have special glasses & only sunglasses on
Damage possible: Retinal damage is possible when looking directly at the sun without protection. Regular sunglasses do not give adequate protection. Eclipse glasses are 100, 000 darker than regular sunglasses and block almost all light and all of UV radiation. You may need to follow up with an ophthalmologist to determine if you damaged your eyes. ...Read more
Sun light is very good for one's mood. Are people wearing glasses (with UV filters) (not sunglasses) more susceptible to (mental) illness?
UV not key to mood: Those who experience low mood when days are shorter in fall & winter may benefit from a dose of bright, early morning light. However, UV light is not essential to this treatment. The bright lights sold to treat mood in this way give off no UV light. You can purchase these lights easily, e.g. on Amazon, for less than $100. Used for 30 minutes in the morning, they may raise winter mood. ...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
Save your money: Expensive and cheap sunglasses are pretty much the same in terms of health to your eyes. They nothin block uv light which is their purpose. Save your money! ...Read more
A few days ago I went to put on my sunglasses. I was preoccupied and accidentally jabbed my left temple with the stem of my glasses. It's tender still?
Probably a deep brui: If the skin s not broken the injury is a bruise, l probably not serious and will heal soon. Watch out however for a purple discoloration that doesn't go away and remains tender. This could indicate a deep tissue injury that cuold require treatment. Check with your primary doctor and/or you dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it ok to wear sunglasses or construction glasses all the time wile recovering from lasiks. I want a way to keep myself from touching my eye?
There is no: Restriction to the type of glasses you wear. Most people wear glasses all day long without problems. If you are driving at night you should not wear sunglasses but otherwise it is OK. ...Read more
Hi, I have this eyeglass lens cleanser that I found in my house; it's a few years old. Is it still safe to use them on my eyeglasses?
Yes: No problem, and the added ultraviolet protection is good for your eyes. ...Read more
Safe but unclear: Lens scratches, and discolorations will not harm your eyes so they are safe to use. They might cause unwanted reflections and distortions so you probably will be uncomfortable with such lens damage. ...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 more
Wearing glasses: That are 0.50 or 1.00 less than the measured prescription will not hurt your eyes. You will just not be able to see as clearly as you could with the full prescription. ...Read more
Always has been: Lasik has been safe and effective since it was first introduced. Go for it. ...Read more
Probably fine: Provided that you are otherwise in good medical health, drinking this amount of water and tea during your illness will be tolerable. If your tea is caffeinated, you could be jittery after this amount. Also your urination will compensate for the extra hydration. Normally 8-10 8 ounce glasses of water daily is usual fluid recommendation. This can adjust upwards or downward depending on activities. ...Read more
I had one and a half glasses of a mixed drink that I finished by 10pm with a meal. Is it safe to take my 1mg lunesta at 3:30am?
Safe, yes; poor idea: Little concern regarding alcohol already ingested (1 oz. Or less) but this is a long acting drug (alcohol) that interferes with normal sleep for at least 4 hours and the Lunesta much longer: follow package insert with Lunesta. You should consult with your doctor, as sleep is best managed with behavioral changes: regular hours, dark room, no caffeine for 12 hrs., no alcohol for 4 hours, etc ...Read more
I had 2 glasses of gin soda last night. I'd like to take tramadol today due to pain from concussion (month ago). I thought I was better. This safe?
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
Yes, but...: The must be safety glasses and not be made from glass. They should also have uva/uvb ultraviolet ligh blocking properties. And special padding arounf the \ears may bee needed, as well as a guard to keep them falling off. Most sporting activities can be enoyed without issue with glasses. Exercise is for everyone! ...Read more
If I had 2 glasses of Verdi champagne which is 5 vol in alcohol is it safe to take my 1mg of clonazepam?
Thank you for informing about Brain lesion, Vision problems, Insomnia; Quinidine.
Using Clonazepam with Alcohol can increase dizziness, drowsiness, impairment in thinking and judgment.
Do not drink Alcohol while taking ibuprofen, it can increase risk of stomach bleeding caused by ibuprofen.
See Cardiologist for vision changes due to Quinidine.
See Psychiatrist for anxiety, insomnia, Therapy, A. ...Read more
Probably safe.: Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol are both central nervous system depressants. The dose of xanax (alprazolam) is low and the last drink was 5 hours back. Assuming that you had a regular size drink and not the big gulp and that you do not have serious underlying kidney or liver disease you should be ok. ...Read more
No.: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox-2 inhibitor; as such, it has a lower risk of gastric inflammation and erosion that plague its older brethren. But adding any alcohol to the mix, and the risk of loss of the gut sparing potential of the celebrex (celecoxib). You then run the risk of gastritis, pain, indigestion, and bleeding in your stomach. Bad idea. ...Read more
I am having a hysterectomy and my right ovary removed on Friday and I wanted to have a couple glasses of wine tonight. Is it safe?
Saw on web about Gunnars Computer glasses. For long exposure to screens. The glass have +0.2 power. But I have no vision problems. Are they safe?
No need: Just make sure to blink frequently and look away for a brief time or give yourself short breaks. We tend to stare at the monitor and forget to blink. Blinking stimulate tear production otherwise you will dry up. When we look up close we contract our eye muscles which after a while it will cause eye strain. You need to look away to relax muscles. People over 40 May need computer glasses ...Read more
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