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Needing New Glasses
Optometry: Wore progressive lenses for years and then switched to single lens distance glasses for years. Cannot get used to new progressives. Why?
Confusing: Your question is confusing-- if you switches from a progressive to a single distance lens you would not have a reading power and near objects may be blurred. More lokely is that you have recdieved a progressive lens with more reading power,restricting your side to side vision. A teardrop shape bottom is important to capture all the reading power.Brands do make a difference. I like Zeiss/varilux ...Read more
Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?
Progresses: Nearsightedness (myopia) mostly starts in late childhood and adolescence with progression at a gradually slower rate through the mid 20's. For a while you might see better with glasses every two years but less frequently as you age. You may find the one you get at age 25 is the last change until you hit middle age stuff at age 40. ...Read more
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
Can myopia improve? Went to new optometrist have new glasses with L-.5 R-2, vision problems. Before L-1 R-3, never vision problems or lot of headaches
Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?
Incipient cataract : Early lens changes typically cause glare and star bursts .However, at age 30 corneal pathology can cause visual symptoms. Tears are a treatment for dry eye but not a cure. Superficial punctuate keratitis seen in dry eye is rarely eliminated by artificial tears alone. Anti glare glasses may reduce visual symptoms due to ocular pathology but minimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The vast majority: Since cataract development causes reduced vision, the condition itself requires adaptation. The procedure restores vision and therefore adaptation to "normal" is usually effortless! with today's cataract surgery vision is often better almost immediately after the procedure! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worn monovision contacts for years but no longer see computer well. Would bifocal or multi focal contacts be worth trying?
Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?
When blurred: Astigmatism is very common -- almost everyone has a little bit. It simply means that the cornea is not perfectly round, but rather has one steeper and one flatter curvature (like the side of a football rather than a basketball). People with more than 0.75diopters of astigmatism usually notice that images are blurred without glasses or contacts. ...Read more
Most cases -YES: In most cases your best corrected vision wil be the same as what you see with your glasses. No better / no worse. The only exception might be with gas permeable contacts if you have astigmatism. Some professional baseball players have won major league batting titles wearing gas permeable conact lenses (edgar martinez-seattle mariners). ...Read more
I presently wear eyeglasses for distance. Left eye needs cataract surgery only; one month for new Rx. How can I drive wearing present glasses?
Very carefully: Your depth perception may be off, so drive carefully, particularly at night and on freeways. Best wishes ...Read more
No: There is not a way to stop the progression of myopia. The eyeballs grow very little after early childhood, but even a slight changes in the shape of eyeballs can increase myopia. A one gets older, the eyeballs will finally stop changing, but that may be in his 20's or 30's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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