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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

May be an illusion: Wearing glasses will not physically change the eyes, it just optically corrects the focusing of the image so that it is clear to the eye. Wearing nearsighted glasses (myopia) can give the illusion that the eyes appear to be smaller and possibly sunken back, while farsighted glasses (like reading glasses) make the eyes look larger. This is a magnification effect based on the power of the lens. ...Read more

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21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?

21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for  past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?

Allergic rhinitis?: You get sunken eyes with dark circles if you don't get enough sleep, are exhausted and are not well hydrated. But if you feel normal, and still have those symptoms, do you also have runny nose, sneezing in the morning and at other times, without feeling sick? If so, you may have allergic rhinitis (or hay fever). See your doctor who can prescribe effective medicines. ...Read more

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Why does my right eye get swollen 10 min after waking up..It happens every day. I need to wear my glasses or else i feel a lot of pressure on my eye.

Why does my right eye get swollen 10 min after waking up..It happens every day. I need to wear my glasses or else i feel a lot of pressure on my eye.

More information: More information is needed to give you an accurate answer on healhtap. Are you having redness or pain in your right eye? Is your vision blurred? It is normal for glasses to relieve eye strain symptoms. ...Read more

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I was poked in the eye a couple days ago and it bruised fast . I wear contacts and glasses but today it's red swollen and watering . What is wrong ?

I was poked in the eye a couple days ago and it bruised fast . I wear contacts and glasses but today it's red swollen and watering . What is wrong ?

Depends: Was the poke to the skin and bone around the eye or to the eye itself.? Is your vision ok? Is your eye light sensitive? If the eye is involved in any way, it is best to either see an er doctor or better yet an ophthalmologist to make sure there is nothing serious out of sorts inside your eye. ...Read more

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Eye doctor at a store front business says that it is the law and required to have eyes dilated during a regular eye exam for eyeglasses. Is this true?

Eye doctor at a store front business says that it is the law and required to have eyes dilated during a regular eye exam for eyeglasses. Is this true?

Eye doctor: Different states have different laws. Check with your city's board if health as to your eye doctors claim. Ideally it doesn't hurt to get your eyes dilated so that the doctor can check your retina to rule out things like diabetes or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My left eye feels sunken in and i have a swollen pocket under my eye?

My left eye feels sunken in and i have a swollen pocket under my eye?

Infection or sinus: Swelling under the eye is usually from an infection of the eyelids (tenderness and redness also), an allergy type problem of the eye or skin (usually itching also), orbital inflammation (pain especially with eye movement), or sinus disease. Sleeping with the head elevated and ice may help reduce the swelling. If it persists, you may need an exam to diagnosis the underlying problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more