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Is it safe to tint my own eyeglasses and make them into sunglasses?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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What causes pressure in my eyes when I wear sunglasses, eyeglasses and contacts and what can I do about it?

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

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Is there a way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

Is there a way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

Usually not: Sometimes glasses can be buffed but generally, scratches you can feel with you fingernail means the lens needs replacement. ...Read more

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How can I manage sunglasses and regular glasses?

Transitions: Some patients who find two pairs of glasses inconvenient can use transitions glasses which darken in the sunlight and lighten inside. ...Read more

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What are eclipse glasses made of? The ones that look like regular black sunglasses.

What are eclipse glasses made of? The ones that look like regular black sunglasses.

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

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove scratches from glasses and sunglasses?

Optician: Bring your glasses into an optical shop that has an optician that works there. The optician may be able to finely remove some very superficial scratches. Deeper ones generally are not removed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I use for sunglasses while I wear prescription glasses?

What should I use for sunglasses while I wear prescription glasses?

"Over" glasses.: 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

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What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

PIggy back glasses: They make large sunglasses that fit over your lenses or you can use clip-ons or get prescription sunglasses. ...Read more

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How do I find my prescription for my glasses, so I can make prescription sunglasses?

How do I find my prescription for my glasses, so I can make prescription sunglasses?

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

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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

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

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Sun light is very good for one's mood. Are people wearing glasses (with UV filters) (not sunglasses) more susceptible to (mental) illness?

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

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How to choose the right sunglasses? Does expensive glasses mean it's good for our eye?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it safe to wear sunglasses over contact lenses?

Is it safe to wear sunglasses over contact lenses?

Yes: No problem, and the added ultraviolet protection is good for your eyes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyeglasses with yellow lens has a 'distorted' reflection. Is it safe to use?

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

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Is it safe to use my contact lens prescription values for eyeglasses?

Is it safe to use my contact lens prescription values for eyeglasses?

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

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Is it safe to wear reading glasses all day?

Yes: As long as you are expecting to see at the normal reading distance with them its ok. Please don't use them to see to drive a car. ...Read more

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Is it safe for small children to wear glasses?

Is it safe for small children to wear glasses?

Very safe: Children as young as 6 months get fitted with glasses. It actually helps with vision and prevents potential complication like blindness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear reading glasses even if you have perfect vision?

Is it safe to wear reading glasses even if you have perfect vision?

Yes!: Perfect is relative. You may have perfect uncorrected vision at distance but some presbyopia or difficulty with focusing up close. Readers are recommended. You can't hurt your eyes with them. ...Read more

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I'm short-sighted with 500 degrees. Is wearing glasses 100 or 50 degrees lower than my safe?

I'm short-sighted with 500 degrees. Is wearing glasses 100 or 50 degrees lower than my safe?

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

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Very sick, drinking about 3-5 cups of tea plus about 6- 8oz glasses of water. Is this safe?

Very sick, drinking about 3-5 cups of tea plus about 6- 8oz glasses of water. Is this safe?

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

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Are contacts safe to wear and do they work like glasses?

Yes and yes: Contacts can correct your vision similar to glasses. However since they interact with your eyes directly, they are more complex than glasses. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Comments: Likely fine to take your tramadol, but delayed pain in head subsequent to concussion may be indicative of post-traumatic headaches, and if these recur or present in an ongoing pattern, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a myopic person to use glasses while on the computer?

Is it safe for a myopic person to use glasses while on the computer?

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

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Is it safe to wear glasses when playing sports?

Is it safe to wear glasses when playing sports?

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

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If I had 2 glasses of Verdi champagne which is 5 vol in alcohol is it safe to take my 1mg of clonazepam?

If I had 2 glasses of Verdi champagne which is 5 vol in alcohol is it safe to take my 1mg of clonazepam?

Clonazepam, Alcohol: 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

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Had 2 glasses of wine, the last at 7pm is it safe to take my. 25mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 12?

Had 2 glasses of wine, the last at 7pm is it safe to take my. 25mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 12?

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

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Is it safe to drink 2 glasses of wine with celebrex (celecoxib)?

Is it safe to drink 2 glasses of wine with celebrex (celecoxib)?

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

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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?

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?

Wine before surgery: Wine likely will not harm you, but I advise against it. Your liver needs unheeded access to clear anesthesia and narcotic rx. Please do not mix. ...Read more

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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?

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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On 75 mg wellbutrin (bupropion) 2x day. Have 2-3 glasses of wine socially on occasion. Is it better to skip 2nd dose wellb those days? Want to be safe

Best is to avoid: Best is to avoid drinking its not only interact with medications also affect your mood it's not helping antidepressant to work effectively ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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