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Dr. Clement Cheng Dr. Cheng
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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At what age is it typical to need reading glasses in the u.S.?

At what age is it typical to need reading glasses in the u.S.?

Forties: On average most people need to start using readers in their forties. It is a bell curve so certainly some people will need them earlier and some later. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
785 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Andrew Dahl Dr. Dahl
Ophthalmology
51 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Glasses for exotrophic?

Glasses for exotrophic?

Sometimes: Glasses with prisms or with minus correction are sometimes used to decrease the amount of exotropia or minimize symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How to get me new glasses?

How to get me new glasses?

Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more

Dr. David Kira Dr. Kira
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Will sunlight spoil my glasses?

Will sunlight spoil my glasses?

No: Most glasses are designed to block ultraviolet light and will protect your eyes. Sunlight won't damage the lenses with ordinary exposure. Some very old plastic lenses may oxidize and turn yellowish but in general, glasses lenses are designed to resist photodegradation. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Who takes +5 strength glasses?

Who takes +5 strength  glasses?

Hyperopic: Glasses on the plus (+) side are used for people who are farsighted and/or need extra help at near. They are magnifying lenses and if you look through them, you can enlarge the objects viewed. This is one of the standard eyeglasses needs although a little higher than most. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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How do glasses work on a person?

Glasses: Glasses work by focusing light onto the center of the retina (which is the part of the eye that sees). Without glasses, many individuals eyes do not focus the light in the correct location. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why do little kids need glasses?

Why do little kids need glasses?

To see better: Kids can have visual defects that require eyeglass correction. If they are hyperopic they might have eyes out of alignment due to this. If very myopic, they might need them simply to see the world. In both cases the glasses improve vision and eye position and function. This can be sorted out by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Can glasses get worse over time?

No : Your eyes cam became more nearsighted or farsighted with time. Your glasses will have to change according to the prescription needed to see better. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How do glasses assist with vision?

How do glasses assist with vision?

Improve focus: The eyes sometimes are imperfect and the focus cannot be naturally put in the proper place for best vision. Glasses bend the light according to an amount measured by your ophthalmologist so that the focus is on the best place on the retina for the light to be received at its sharpest. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Who can build some special glasses?

Who can build some special glasses?

Optical shop: Most specialty opticians, usually in smaller offices, can provide special needs glasses. You need a prescription from your ophthalmologist and a good analysis of your needs so they can construct them. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What can I do to fix a glasses tan?

Meaning?: Either there is a misinterpretation or a misspelling here. What is a "glasses tan". Re-reply with the correct version please. ...Read more

Dr. Faramarz Hidaji Dr. Hidaji
Cosmetic Surgery
25 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Is the need for glasses hereditary?

Yes: But we don't understand the specifics very well. Having parents that wear glasses increases the chances that you will need glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Malinda Linn Dr. Linn
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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If I use glasses can I use contact?

If I use glasses can I use contact?

Most likely: Most people who have glasses could also use contacts but your eye doctor can tell you whether you are a good candidate or not. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Could glasses improve your eyesight?

Depends: Glasses made properly will allow clear vision - which is an improvement. Glasses will not alter the underlying power of the eyes so wearing them will make no change in the eyes needs for glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How can you tell if you need glasses?

Easy: If you cannot see to perform your daily activities and/or if the effort of focusing is causing you issues like fatigue or headaches, then you need glasses. ...Read more

Dr. William Constad Dr. Constad
Ophthalmology
37 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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How do I fill in scratches in glasses?

You can't: Anything you put on to attempt to cover a scratch will degrade the optics of your lenses. ...Read more

Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Glasses and contacts: Significantly help your vision if they are fit properly. In addition, your eyes will not get weaker by wearing them on a regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How do I improve sight besides glasses?

Contacts, LASIK: I am guessing that you are seeking a non-mechanical, non-surgical means. "natural" remedies and exercises do not alter the basic structure of the eye and so do not work to change vision. You will have to seek the usual remedies, generally highly effective, from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more