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Doctor insights on: Non Prescription Glasses For Teens

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Where can I get non-prescription glasses?

Where can I get non-prescription glasses?

Pharmacy: I assume that you have good distance vision and need glasses for reading and near work. Most pharmacies, and other retail outlets have racks of glasses that you can try before buying until you get the proper magnification for reading. These are inexpensive. Dollar stores have them for 1$ but they are a bit rickety. If you know your power need you can order them off the internet. ...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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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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What are the numbers on prescription glasses?

What are the  numbers on prescription glasses?

The power: Generally an eyeglass rx is written as follows: first right eye (may be abbreviated as od) then left eye (os). The prescription for each eye is written as sphere cylinder (including axis) then add. Sphere is either a plus number - (far sighted) or minus (near sighted). Cylinder is correction of astigmatism - a distortion like a funhouse mirror. It has direction - hence the axis - or direction. ...Read more

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Is wearing someone else's prescription glasses bad?

Is wearing someone else's prescription glasses bad?

Notusually: Under the age of 9, wearing the wrong prescription might hinder the development of the visual system. Afer age 9, no harm, just blurred vision! ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear prescription glasses while i'm sleep?

Is it ok to wear prescription glasses while i'm sleep?

Yes: Wearing glasses while you're asleep will not help or harm your eyes. Just make sure that you don't get poked in the eye inadvertently while you are sleeping! ...Read more

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Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Possibly: If the reason for your worsening vision is a change in the refraction which is the optical correction available in new lenses, then that is all you need. If the change is due to pathology in the eye, new glasses might not help. Your ophthalmologist can help you find the difference between these two and give you assistance. ...Read more

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Will wearing prescription glasses mess up my normal vision?

Will wearing prescription glasses mess up my normal vision?

No: Assuming you don't need glasses, wearing someone elses glasses will just make your vision blurry and possibly give you a headache. It won't alter the shape of your eye causing a change in your vision. ...Read more

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What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

PIggy back glasses: They make large sunglasses that fit over your lenses or you can use clip-ons or get prescription sunglasses. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

Many choices: This is a discussion to be had with your eye doctor. Usually, this discomfort will subside aas you become used to the new prescription. If not, you could consider not wearing glasses and wearing contacts instead or perhaps even laser vision correction. If these are not an option, changes in the material and shape of the glasses lens can sometimes help. ...Read more