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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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If I wear glasses and my eyes become tired, does this mean that I need new ones?

If I wear glasses and my eyes become tired, does this mean that I need new ones?

Sometimes: It also may depend on what you are doing before your eyes get tired, either close work, or driving. Check with your eyemd, especially if it has been more than a year since your last eye exam.

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Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Try dimestore: It sounds like mostly your have near vision issues. Were the lost glasses bifocals? With a distance correction you needed? If not you can buy $10 glasses and do very well by them. And if you just want something in the meanwhile, el cheapo glasses are not a major investment and can be used later as a back up.

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If only one of my eyes is blurry, do I need to get glasses?

If only one of my eyes is blurry, do I need to get glasses?

Consider this: Your brain will decide whether your one eye blurriness is a problem. It can decide to ignore the input from one eye, to have a clear image. If it does so over a long period of time (years) the brain can turn off most of the information coming from that eye. The visual loss is called amblyopia (lazy eye). Only a good eye exam and consultation with your eye doc can decide this for you.

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What to do if I got new glasses, left eye is clear, my right improved a bit but still blurry. Please have time to read :)?

What to do if I got new glasses, left eye is clear, my right improved a bit but still blurry. Please have time to read :)?

I would bring: The glasses back to have them check the prescription - it might not have the correct prescription for each eye. We have had to bring glasses back several times for that problem.

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Why can't I see out of my left eye with my contact lens? (even got a new one). I can see perfectly fine with my glasses.

Why can't I see out of my left eye with my contact lens? (even got a new one). I can see perfectly fine with my glasses.

Wrong Rx: The prescription is not equivalent to your glass rx. If this was a refill of your present cl rx, they made a mistake. Have your eye physician take a look to figure out the problem.

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With new prescription glasses, my left eye sees clearly if right is covered, but right eye is blurry if left is covered. Sign of wrong rx?

With new prescription glasses, my left eye sees clearly if right is covered, but right eye is blurry if left is covered. Sign of wrong rx?

Possibly: It is definitely possible the rx is incorrect. However, if the glasses are not lined up appropriately, it may seem like your prescription is off. I would take the glasses back where you had them made to ensure proper alignment and if that seems ok, recheck the prescription.

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Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light. Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light. Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Need examination: Your symptoms may indicate an inflammation or infection of the eye that may require treatment to avert a sight threatening event. Get an exam asap.

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My eye lid keeps twitching, so I got these new glasses after my old ones broke. They are the same prescription as my old ones. I ran out of contacts and started using my glasses full time now. All of a sudden. After a day. My right eye lid started twitchi

My eye lid keeps twitching, so I got these new glasses after my old ones broke. They are the same prescription as my old ones. I ran out of contacts and started using my glasses full time now. All of a sudden. After a day. My right eye lid started twitchi

Most: Most often, twitching is actually caused by stress, lack of sleep or caffeine. Modify these issues and things should get better. But it may take weeks for the twitching to go away. It is not related to changes in glasses, contact lenses etc. More complete info about eye twitching here:.

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New eyeglasses, right eye vision still blurring at the edge of the lens. When will this get back to normal?

New eyeglasses, right eye vision still blurring at the edge of the lens. When will this get back to normal?

Adjustment period: All eyeglasses have "edge" effects due to the difference in power between the center and the edges. This frequently produces some edge blur and changes which, for instance, mean you have to re learn where your feet are when you walk. Your brain will rapidly adjust to this in several days or so.

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Does everyone's eyes have to adjust to new glasses?

Does everyone's eyes have to adjust to new glasses?

Not necessarily: People who need glasses to see properly often see great immediately. If the glasses are too weak or strong, do not sit at the right position, are tilted, or have their "sweet spot" off center, there can be difficulty getting used to them. In these cases, the glasses need to be adjusted. If you never wore glasses or there is a big change in prescription, it may take some time to adjust to them.

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Is it ok for my eyes to feel weird when I first wear new glasses?

Is it ok for my eyes to feel weird when I first wear new glasses?

Sometimes: You are probably experiencing edge effects. A new eyeglass, frequently with a higher power lens than before, will distort the vision around the edges (you will have to relearn where your feet are). This causes some strangeness but if the prescription is ok (can you see clearly straight ahead with each eye?) then you will quickly adapt with regular wear.

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Can my glasses cause one eye to look smaller?

Can my glasses cause one eye to look smaller?

Yes: If your prescription is different from one eye to the other. The more nearsighted (minus (-) prescription) would look smaller than the other eye.

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Why do my new presciption glasses make my eyes hurt?

Why do my new presciption glasses make my eyes hurt?

They shouldn't: Many times people have various symptoms with new glasses. Most of the time these go away with adaptation. Try to wear only the new glasses. If you cannot, return to the place you purchased them.