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What are multifocal glasses lenses?

What are multifocal glasses lenses?

Bifocal substitute: These are eyeglass lenses with a continuous grind so no line is visible. They offer a large distance and near area for correction and a narrower central band of intermediate clarity. They cost a little more but offer a cosmetic and sometimes optical advantage for those in the presbyopic age. ...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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Are reading glasses for distance vision?

Are reading glasses for distance vision?

No: Reading glasses correct presbyopia, which happens with age to everyone. These are "plus" lenses. Plus lenses can also correct hyperopia (farsightedness), so it can help some people's distance vision. "minus" lenses correct myopia (nearsightedness). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact  for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Monovision: is very effective of roost people. Variations for the optimum distance (far, intermediate and near) can be obtained through single vision contact lenses or a combination of single vision lens and multifocal lens. Your eye care provider will be able to determine the power and variations from your examination. Be sure to verbalize your needs and illustrate to him/her the distances involved. ...Read more

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I need new glasses.Whats best, reading, bi-focal or varifocal?

I need new glasses.Whats best, reading, bi-focal or varifocal?

Depends: That is not an easy question to answer. Your age, eye measurements, an visual needs are important in making a decision. See an eye doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

Can reading glasses correct nearsightedness?

No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance glasses when they try to read. This typically happens when they get into their mid-40s. They develop a loss of focusing power up close called presbyopia (happens to everyone). ...Read more

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Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

Would reading glasses correct nearsightedness ?

No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse. ...Read more

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Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Can aspheric eyeglass lenses help nearsighted people?

Aspheric glasses: Aspheric glasses may minimize induction of aberrations in nearsighted people but usually not to a clinically significant degree. That being said you are better off spending your money on high index glass to minimize the thickness and weight of your glasses. Contact lenses are also a very good option. ...Read more

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Multifocal eyeglasses. Who makes good ones?

Progressive lenses: Spectacle lenses are usually referred to as progressive bifocal lenses if they have an variable or increasing power as you look further down into the lens. Contact lenses and lens implants are usually referred to a multifocal. Nevertheless, we have had excellent results with essilor lenses (varilux) as progressive lenses. ...Read more

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Are spherical contact lenses recommended for astigmatisms?

Are spherical contact lenses recommended for astigmatisms?

Depends: On how much astigmatism is present. People with small amounts of astigmatism (usually 1 diopter or less) see well with spherical contact lenses. ...Read more

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Glasses for computer use? What are those? Different from reading glasses?

Glasses for computer use? What are those? Different from reading glasses?

Age dependent: Young people have sufficiently flexible eyes that special glasses for computer work are not necessary. Over age 40 is the presbyopic era when readers are required. For sustained computer work it can be helpful to have a bifocal with an intermediate distance segment on top and a near segment below. This has provided great relief for this task in many of my patients. ...Read more

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Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

No definitely not. : Current glass correction will only make you see better, to say it will cause a worsening of myopia means that that source of information does not know the principles of optics. Be carefully these sources have an alternate agenda to get money from you for a unproven program. ...Read more

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Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Maybe: Crizal is an anti-reflective and anti-scratch coating that will allow more light through your glasses and make them last longer. It is a reasonable investment. ...Read more

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Willvisual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Willvisual acuity always determine eyeglass prescription?

Not sure: I do not understand the question but the larger the eye glasses prescription, the poorer the uncorrected vision. With proper correction (glasses or contacts), most people should be able to see 20/20 or better. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses or glasses better for correcting vision problems?

Are contact lenses or glasses better for correcting vision problems?

Refraction: Either contact lenses or eyeglasses can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. If there is another eye problem such as dry eyes, ocular inflammation, or infection, glasses may be the better choice. ...Read more

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Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more