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When should nearsighted people wear their glasses?

When should nearsighted people wear their glasses?

Depends: This depends on the amount of nearsightedness. Some need their glasses all the time in order to function, others can go without them unless they need distant objects to be a little clearer. ...Read more

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What prescription makes nearsighted people wear glasses all the time?

What prescription makes nearsighted people wear glasses all the time?

Vision improvement: The use of glasses enhances the clarity of vision. There is no dividing line medically but the higher the power needed, the more likely the wearer will be happy with the visual clarity. ...Read more

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Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

Do colorblind people have to wear special glasses while driving?

No: People who are colorblind are typically that way from birth and adapt very well. They do not need special glasses for driving. ...Read more

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Can people with myopia wear toric lenses?

Can people with myopia wear toric lenses?

Yes: Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism so if you have myopia and astigmatism you can wear toric lenses. If you only have myopia you will not need them. ...Read more

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Do people who wear glasses full-time have healthier eyes due to the constant uv protection?

Do people who wear glasses full-time have healthier eyes due to the constant uv protection?

Maybe: Some studies have shown a link between cataracts and sunlight exposure but the cornea absorbs most of the uv. Regardless, uv protection is a good thing to have and is incorporated into most glasses and contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why do people who are farsighted need to always wear glasses at work?

Why do people who are farsighted need to always wear glasses at work?

Difficulty at near: Farsighted people (hyperopes) have trouble focusing at near targets, including computer screens, smart phones, books, and writing tasks. This is what most people do at work. If their work was birdwatching or playing outfield, they probably wouldn't need the glasses much. ...Read more

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Can i wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if i wear glasses?My glasses are for seeing far away.

Can i wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if i wear glasses?My glasses are for seeing far away.

Yes: Yes. Make sure you get the lenses through an eye doctor though. Some of these lenses can put you at risk for a corneal infection. ...Read more

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Can blind people wear contacts for cosmetic reasons?

Can blind people wear contacts for cosmetic reasons?

Yes: Some people with blind eyes that are disfigured wear a type of contact lens to cover the eye. These are called scleral shells and are typically custom made by an ocularist. ...Read more

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Is there a certain amount of time you have to wear eye glasses before wearing contact lenses?

Is there a certain amount of time you have to wear eye glasses before wearing contact lenses?

No: It does make sense to be wearing glasses full time prior to changing to contact lenses. Even if you wear contact lenses, it is important to have a backup pair of glasses to use just in case you develop an infection , or allergic problem that requires a break in your contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Can you wear soft lens contacts all nite?

Can you wear soft lens contacts all nite?

Yes: There are some lens that are approved for overnight wear. Check with your eye doctor to be sure your lenses are. ...Read more

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I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?

Yes: Glasses can be made with window glass over the distance eye and a correction for the near eye which renders it clear at distance. This is commonly done and helpful when driving at night or in the rain. ...Read more

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Why do so many people wear glasses these days? Is human eye sight getting worse?

Why do so many people wear glasses these days? Is human eye sight getting worse?

To improve vision: Eyeglasses are worn to help see better and in a few cases for cosmetic effects. It is true that myopia is increasing - investigations are under way to try to determine the cause. In this techno age, fine eyesight discrimination is more important and so people turn to eyeglasses for that help so they are seen more commonly. ...Read more

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Why people still wear glasses and wear contact lenses if there is a solution which is Eye Lazer Surgery.Also people who can pay easily also not doing.

Why people still wear glasses and wear contact lenses if there is a solution which is Eye Lazer Surgery.Also people who can pay easily also not doing.

Elective: When laser vision correction is offered as an option to the standard treatment of refractive error (glasses, contact lenses), it is elective surgery. Providing that there are no contraindications to the procedure, people may choose this option for personal needs/reasons. Cost, however, seems to be the biggest deterrent for the procedure. Also, wearing glasses imposes no risks but offers protectio ...Read more

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Is it true that contacts make peoples eyes bigger when they wear them?

Is it true that contacts make peoples eyes bigger when they wear them?

No: Circle lenses (contacts) can make eyes look bigger artificially due to extra tint to make the iris larger. ...Read more

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When playing outfield wear glasses or contacts?

When playing outfield wear glasses or contacts?

Glasses or contacts: Some people see better with glasses, while others see better with contact lenses. An outfielder needs excellent vision, so he or she should wear whichever is better for them. ...Read more

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Will myopia only happen to people with weak eyes?

Will myopia only happen to people with weak eyes?

No: The question here is how you define weak eyes. Medically the term weak eyes has no meaning and is not used. Myopic eyes actually have optics that are too strong (more light bending power) so the correction is a lens that disperses light. Myopes eyes are not weak and function well with the proper correction. ...Read more

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Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Usually: Contact lenses usually can be worn in patients with dry eye. The dry eye has to be treated prior to initiating wear though. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that nearsighted people won't need reading glasses when they get older?

Is it true that nearsighted people won't need reading glasses when they get older?

Possibly: It depends on how nearsighted you are. If only a little or a lot then you may still need glasses for reading. If you happen to have an amount of myopia (nearsightedness) in the same range as what you would need for readers than you would not. The natural nearsightedness would then offset the loss of reading vision (presbyopia). ...Read more

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Blurry vision while wearing contacts. Take them out?

YES: If you have pain, blurry vision, redness or discharge as a contact lens wearer you should remove the contacts immediately and see your eye doctor. This could potentially be a sign of a problem that could threaten your vision. ...Read more

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Why do people who are blind in one eye wear eye patches?

Couple of reasons: Patch can be used to cover an ugly eye or sometimes the poor-sighted eye is distracting. ...Read more

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