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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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