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Is there any alternative to wearing glasses?

Is there any alternative to wearing glasses?

Yes: You can try contact lenses and lasik vision correction is available if you are eligible. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and advice over which is the best pathway for you. ...Read more

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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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Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

Glasses: Wearing the correct spectacle lens correction does not harm your vision. ...Read more

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Do I stop wearing glasses when I have headache?

Do I stop wearing glasses when I have headache?

Maybe: If you feel your glasses are associated with causing the headaches then yes, remove them and get your refraction checked. If you already have a headache and your glasses are appropriate the it shouldn't make much difference whether you wear them or not. Sometimes though, heavy frames can exacerbate a headache. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses for the first time give a headache?

Usually not: Headache may occur from the fit of the frames around your temples and ears. The optics usually will not cause headaches but should clarify the vision - if not recheck with your ophthalmologist. There are sometimes adjustment effects related to the prism effect of the ends of the glass which you will compensate for in 1-2 days usually. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is caused by a toric (football) shape to the cornea, and rarely by the lens in the eye. Wearing glasses will not cause astigmatism. ...Read more

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Can you get better than 20/20 vision when wearing glasses?

Can you get better than 20/20 vision when wearing glasses?

Many can!: It is very possible to have patient see 20/15 or even rarely 20/10 vision with glasses! but it all depends on the individuals eyes and how healthy they are.... Some people have stronger eyes than others! ...Read more

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What happens if i stop wearing glasses when I have astigmatism?

What happens if i stop wearing glasses when I have astigmatism?

Blurred vision: Obviously, you wouldn't see as well, but there are usually no harmful effects in an adult. However, if a child under the age of 8 with significant astigmatism stops wearing their glasses, they can develop a type of vision loss called amblyopia. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm still seeing double when wearing glasses?

What should I do if i'm still seeing double when wearing glasses?

Double vision: Would recommend a brain MRI as true diplopia may be a problem. ...Read more

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Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

DEFINITELY: Headaches are often related to eye issues and changes in your sight by not wearing glasses if needed. But headaches can also occur due to other problems- grinding and clenching of the teeth, sinus, etc. I would see a doctor for a consult. ...Read more

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Can you get headaches often from bring far sided but not wearing glasses?

Yes: Being far sighted, or hyperopic, and not wearing your glasses is a common cause of headaches. The more reading, texting, or close-up work you do, the worse it will get. When you get older, the condition will seem worse. Far sighted people need reading glasses earlier in life than others who normally require them in their mid forties. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses or contacts count as having correctable 20/20 vision?

Yes: Corrected vision means the vision improved with glasses and/or contact lenses in place. It is implied that the prescription in the glasses and/or contacts is the best possible one for your eyes. Correctable means that the vision can be made better with glasses and/or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses because of poor eyesight count as sensory disability?

No: Not in my opinion. If the degree of eyesight loss is severe and not correctable with glasses then a disability exists but otherwise this is not considered a disability which disrupts the performance of everyday activities and occupational duties. ...Read more

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Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Change is expected: It is normal for our vision to change we get older. This is not a sign of going blind, more a sign of aging. See you family doctor, ophthalmologist or optometrist if you are having changes to your vision. ...Read more

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My eyesight became poor recently, will wearing glasses cure my poor eyesight?

Poor vision: If your vision only recently became poor, you need to see an eye doctor asap. Glasses will not likely be of benefit in cases of acute vision loss. ...Read more

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Can vision be corrected further/ made clearer by wearing glasses if it is already 20/20?

Can vision be corrected further/ made clearer by wearing glasses if it is already 20/20?

yes and no: If one already sees 20/20, there is little point in wearing a correction. However, theoretically, the vision in a young healthy eye can be as good as 20/15 or even 20/10 (very rare). So, if someone is extremely discerning, or has very high visual acuity requirements for their activities, it may rarely make sense to wear glasses or contacts when the vision is already excellent. ...Read more

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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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