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I have nearsightedness and an astigmatism. Should I wear glasses all the time, even for close up activities? Or will this make vision worse?

I have nearsightedness and an astigmatism. Should I wear glasses all the time, even for close up activities? Or will this make vision worse?

Myopic spectacles: Yes, prescription glasses refine the refractive error of the eye, whether nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, or presbyopia. In your case, your myopia allows you to see more clearly up close, but blurry at distance. Wearing properly prescribed glasses will refine your distance vision, &,By the way, wearing glasses doesn't deteriorate your vision. If you see clearly upclose without them on, great ...Read more

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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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Can I wear eye make up with mild blepharitis?

Can I wear eye make up with mild blepharitis?

Yes: just don't cover the edge of the lid with makeup so you don't cover the oil gland ducts and disrupt your tearfilm ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with bad eyesight get by with just contacts and no glasses?

Is it possible for people with bad eyesight get by with just contacts and no glasses?

Yes but not ideal: As long as you clean your contact lenses well and use and replace them as directed, most people can wear them everyday. However, having a pair of glasses is important in case you do have a problem with your eyes or your lenses which means you cannot wear them temporarily. ...Read more

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Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

No: Wearing eye makeup may make the blepharitis worse. It would be better to discontinue it until you the blepharitis is treated and then start it again. I would suggest throwing out the old and starting with new. ...Read more

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Why can I see objects up close without glasses but have problems with glasses?

Why can I see objects up close without glasses but have problems with glasses?

Near sighted?: If you are nearsighted, taking off the glasses will bring greater magnification! this is commonly seen in patients in their 40's. ...Read more

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Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Wishful thinking: That would be nice. However, it's more likely that the smaller portions are to raise profits - smaller quantity for the same price or slightly higher (new packaging). ...Read more

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Can people with heterochromia get colored contact to make them match?

Can people with heterochromia get colored contact to make them match?

Yes: Absolutely. Colored contact lenses can provide an easy cosmetic solution for the different eye colors. See your eye doctor for a proper contact lens fitting and prescription for colored contact lenses. ...Read more

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Is there medication for people with social anxiety i'm comfortable with the people i live with but when i go out i just want to go&i avoid eye contact?

Is there medication for people with social anxiety i'm comfortable with the people i live with but when i go out i just want to go&i avoid eye contact?

Medications: (such as Selective Serontonin Reuptake Inhibitors - SSRI's) can be beneficial. However, non-medication interventions are just as important if not more important in addressing the problem. Please talk with your parents about this so that you can get the help you need. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it better to sleep with your contacts for one night, or to leave your lenses in plain water overnight?

Is it better to sleep with your contacts for one night, or to leave your lenses in plain water overnight?

Neither: There is no way to know if either way is actually worse or better. Neither option is a good one, and this is not the situation in which to try finding the lesser of two evils. Both can lead to disastrous visual complications. Your best option is not to wear contacts at all if you are concerned that you may find yourself in this type of situation. ...Read more

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Can you get contacts with prisms for far-sighted people?

Can you get contacts with prisms for far-sighted people?

Easy to fix: Prisms are used for patients who have double vision from strabismus. Far-sightedness is not corrected with prisms, but contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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-1.75 and -1.5. I wear glasses 5 years tv but hate them. Optician recommends them for computer and concentrated tasks too. Essential or not?

-1.75 and -1.5. I wear glasses 5 years tv but hate them. Optician recommends them for computer and concentrated tasks too. Essential or not?

Optical aid: Glasses are not a medical item. You need only wear them when you need clarity of vision for a given task. There is no harm to not wearing them; you will just not see as well in those cases. When in doubt, always check with your ophthalmologist - the fully trained eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can tilted glass frames like wayfarers mess with your vision if you have your prescription in them?

Can tilted glass frames like wayfarers mess with your vision if you have your prescription in them?

Yes: Tilting prescription eyeglasses changes the prescription since they are made assuming a standard distance/ tilt in relation to your eye. See your optical shop to correct the tilted frame. ...Read more

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Is it common with adders to leave their work (homework for example) till the last minute? And should meds help with these problems ?

Is it common with adders to leave their work (homework for example) till the last minute? And should meds help with these problems ?

Yes and possibly : Putting off work or getting distracted and not completing in time are common in patients with adhd or add. They may recognize how difficult it is going to be, and as is human nature, put it off to the last minute. Meds can help with the focus and attention which may be enough or additional help in learning how to organize and allocate time may also be needed. ...Read more

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Why does a person's eys seem to get smaller with age?

Why does a person's eys seem to get smaller with age?

Aging: The face gets bigger as you age, making the eyes look smaller. In elderly, sagging skin around the eyes can cause the same issue. ...Read more