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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)

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I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

No: The vision with glasses is better. However many people successfully wear multi-focal contact lenses. Be patient and work with your eye doctor. Th multi-focals generally require more time to adapt and more adjustments than other types of contact lenses. ...Read more

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What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?

What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?

Lenses may not help: If you have a lazy eye, no lens will "fix" it. However, any lens that gets you to your best corrected vision will help but i usually recommend staying away from multifocals in lazy eyes. If you still have a muscle problem--this should be addressed by a strabismus surgeon. ...Read more

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Multifocal eyeglasses. Who makes good ones?

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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Should i order contacts online with the prescription of my glasses?

Non: You need a few numbers that are parameters for the fit of you eye i.e. The base curve, diameter and an adjusted power for lens effectivity if higher power then 5 diopters. ...Read more

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Can I buy prescription glasses online if I go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Can I buy prescription glasses online if I go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Yes: There are sites through which you can order eyeglasses, some at amazingly low prices. You will need to supply the prescription + a term called the pd which is the distance between your eyes so the eyeglasses can be optically centered. Most ophthalmologists are happy to supply this information since they are interesting in eye disease and surgery. Optoms may resist this since eyeglasses= income. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Unclear: You will need a proper prescription (best from an ophthalmologist), to order glasses on line. An optometrist is unlikely to to check them after you obtain them although ophthalmologists are more generous in this respect since they are not threatened by online prescriptive glasses. ...Read more

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I ordered glasses online. If the prescriptions are off, can it damage my eyes? I don't have headaches or anything.

I ordered glasses online. If the prescriptions are off, can it damage my eyes? I don't have headaches or anything.

No: Inaccurate prescription glasses will not physically damage your eyes, but it may place unnecessary strain on them and create discomfort. Go back to the prescribing eye doc to have your prescription verified and adjusted if necessary. ...Read more

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I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria.Now i don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c?Thx

I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria.Now i don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c?Thx

No: Being skinny, or low hb a1c does not explain your refractive errors in the eye. It would be prudent for you to exercise and eat some protein rich foods like beans, lentils, legumes, nuts and lean meats. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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How can I tell if i need glasses or not?

Eye Exam: Go see an eye doctor who can give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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If I have 20/30 vision do I need glasses?

If I have 20/30 vision do I need glasses?

Personal preference: 20/30 is still acceptable vision, and may not require glasses, but if you did get some correcting lenses in glasses, it certainly could improve your vision/clarity to normal if preferred. ...Read more

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