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Are glasses with yellow lenses effective and approved for driving at night?

Are glasses with yellow lenses effective and approved for driving at night?

Sometimes: Patients with early cataracts can often experience improved contrast sensitivity and reduced glare with yellow/amber tinted lenses for night driving. ...Read more

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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Top lenses or solution for high plus prescription glasses?

Top lenses or solution for high plus prescription glasses?

High index : Helps make lenses thinner, solution? To clean? Warm soap and water the best, dry with non scratch cloth. I like the sprays the optical stores have with soft cloth. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses unsafe for kids and teens to wear?

Are contact lenses unsafe for kids and teens to wear?

Not necessarily: Contact lenses can be worn safely in children as long as they are handled appropriately, are cleaned regularly, and are removed as directed by an eye doctor. You should weigh the ability of your child (and you) to properly care for the lenses and the potential risk of infection against their discomfort and social stigma from wearing glasses when deciding whether to allow them to use contacts. ...Read more

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What are alternatives of wearing eye glasses for a 26 year old?

What are alternatives of wearing eye glasses for a 26 year old?

Contacts, LASIK: Glasses are nice and give clear vision. But so do contacts and refractive lasik surgery. Discuss alternatives with your ophthalmologist to see if this can correct your degree of refractive needs. ...Read more

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Optometrists and opticians, would you ever prescribe contacts for a prescription of 0.00?

Optometrists and opticians, would you ever prescribe contacts for a prescription of 0.00?

Why: A prescription of 0.0 conveys no correction. A contact termed a bandage lens is sometimes given to help surface disease of the eye heal quicker and more comfortably. But why wear a contact with no correction unless it is a colored lens with a desire to modify the iris color of the eye for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses a different prescription than my glasses?

Are contact lenses a different prescription than my glasses?

Yes: Contact lens also has size of size of cornea, in addition to power. That's why contact lens have to be 'fitted'. The power may differ also, if the myopia is significant. ...Read more

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Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

No: Laser vision correction may be an option as well as phakic intraocular lenses. Speak to a refractive eye surgeon for more info. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Yes.: Amblyopia sometimes causes people to have double vision. In this case, special glasses with prisms can help realign the vision to treat the double vision. ...Read more

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Is eye contacts appropriate for 14 years old?

Is eye contacts appropriate for  14 years old?

Yes: Yes, of course, as long as they are fit properly and that the young person understands the importance of and will take care of them properly. ...Read more

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Why are reading glasses available over the counter but glasses for nearsightedness are not?

Why are reading glasses available over the counter but glasses for nearsightedness are not?

Magnifying glasses: "Reading glasses" are just magnifying glasses that you can wear. Near- and farsightedness requires a more individualized lens. ...Read more

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How effective are glasses and contact lenses for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective are glasses and contact lenses for treating Marfan syndrome?

?? treating ??: These are supportive measures that can limit the effect of Marfan related vision problems, much as they would anyone without Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Se an opthalmologist: Though worsening vision with aging can be due to amblyopia, macular generation and suboptimal control of glaucoma could also contribute. An opthalmologist will be in the best position to evaluate and advise. ...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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Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

You will need a Rx: You will need a doctor's Rx, but they are available online for almost nothing. ...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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Is contact lens harmfull for eye for daily use if used instead of glasses?

Not usually: Contact lenses that are used properly in a patient who is a proper candidate for their used will generally not be harmful. That's why so many millions of people successfully wear them. ...Read more