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Doctor insights on: Prescription Sunglasses

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Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

NO: You need a refraction or check for glasses which translates into a custom fitted lens for your eyes and this requires a prescription. See your ophthalmologist for one of these. ...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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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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Do I need prescription sunglasses?

Do I need prescription sunglasses?

Possibly: If your prescriptive needs are important to you that is to say if you feel uncomfortable walking around viewing things at a distance without proper eyeglass correction, than it can be helpful to put that prescription in a sunglass if you find that the bright light outside is best handled with sunglasses. It is certainly more convenient than a clip on sunglass. It does cost a little. ...Read more

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Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Not while in eyes: Do not use any drops that are not specifically labeled a safe to use when your contacts are in your eyes. Naphcon can be used occasionally when the lenses are not in. ...Read more

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Buying pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness, do I need a prescription?

Depends: Over the counter reading glasses assume both eyes are the same without astigmatic error. This is rarely the case. Frames are also designed for the "average" face and cannot be custom fit to your interpupillary distance. That being sain, there is no harm in trying a pair to see if they work for you. ...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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Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

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

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Prescription needed for sunburned lips?

Prescription needed for sunburned lips?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the burn, a mild sun burn may be treated locally with over the counter creams/meds. Whereas a more severe burn may require rx medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

They can be: What is comfortable for one patient may not be for another ---all you can do is try them out and see if you like the fit and comfort. ...Read more

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Is wearing contacts for astigmatism effective?

Is wearing contacts for astigmatism effective?

YES: Absolutely! many of the new astigmatism/toric contact lenses provide both excellent vision and comfort. ...Read more