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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?
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
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
Best not to: This could be a viral infection and they can transmit it to kids easily. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
-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
No: This is common in pre-teen's.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but: Why would you want to do such a thing? ...Read more
Can tilted glass frames like wayfarers mess with your vision if you have your prescription in them?
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
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
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