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Depends: On how much deviation there is, 2-3 prism diopters are well tolerated, above that it depends. ...Read more
Got punched several x's in the eye in 2012. I now have to wear prism glasses. But, I now get severe shooting and pulling pain in it. What what can I?
Eye pain: I would be concerned about some type of retro bulbar pain. Do you see double or is your eye red? You should let your eye specialist know about this? ...Read more
My daughter had 4strabismus operations for exo, eso and once superior oblique palsy. She is seeing double all the time and on prism glasses. What to do?
Difficult: This is a situation in which she needs expert care such as what would be available at a university ophthalmology department. Good luck! ...Read more
I am seeing an occupational therapist for my recent diagnosis. The exercises give me debilitating headaches and the prism glasses only help a moderate amount. I'm exhausted. Any thoughts or ideas?
Unusual: Generally occupational therapy activity is pain free and might lead to headaches only if over done. Discuss this with the OT person taking care of you. Prism glasses are used to minimize doubling and eyestrain when the eyes do not track well together. If you have this problem, see a ophthalmologist with expertise in strabismus (eye muscle problems). ...Read more
Who should I see about one slightly bulging eye and sudden lazy eye if I've had an eye exam and was just prescribed prism glasses?
If I have lazy eye and accompanying double vision due to an un-treatable lesion on my optic nerve, can prism glasses or anything else help?
Are there any ways to reduce diplopia caused by divergence insufficiency other than using prisms in glasses? (I.e. Exercises to do?)
Work w/ good Dr.: Find an experienced eye doctor and discuss the possibilities. Many adults are not able to correct such problems w/out prisms. I'm one. Ask about contact lense therapy and even surgical options too. I agree - it would be great to find exercises that work. Best! ...Read more
I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And I did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried
Adjustment: It may be that you haven't fully adapted to the prismatic correction in your glasses, or adjustment may be necessary. Call your eye doc to have a checkup. You may need more or less prism power. Double vision can be very frustrating and adjustments are often needed early in in the treatment. Hopefully your symptoms will resolve quickly. ...Read more
I can't see without my glasses. Can others tell that I have prisms in my glasses just by looking at them please?
Can you tell me if I switch from glasses (prism lens) to contacts (different prescription) will that cause unusual discomfort?
Can you tell me if you switch from glasses (prism lens) to contacts (different prescription) will that cause unusual discomfort?
I have been having side by side double vision mainly when driving or watching tv for 3-4 years. Have had prisms put in glasses 2 times now & sometime?
When you look at a distance, the in-turning muscles relax, the out-turning muscles tighten. In your case, the out-turning muscles are week- could be medical side-effect, stroke effect, decompensated eye crossing, other neurologic disorder.
If the amount of prisms becomes excessive, have eye muscle surgery.
Contac a "pediatric" ophthalmologist who does a lot of muscle surgery. ...Read more
Doctor says that my nine year old has convergence insufficiency and should go for vision therapy instead of Prism in her glasses. Agree?
Get another opinion.: I will make a guess that the doctor who said that is an optometrist and not an ophthalmologist. Many well designed research studies have proven that vision therapy is not effective (and it's usually expensive). Please take your child to an ophthalmologist -- if there is an eye muscle imbalance, they can explain what treatments WILL be effective. ...Read more
I have prism lenses in my glasses. If I look at things, they're blurry. If I work to focus my eyes & squint, they become clear. Why is it an effort?
Depends: Is this vision problem with near vision and distance vision or near/distance vision only? Prism in your lenses is used to help amblyopia commonly known as lazy eye, or problems with near convergence. This is when the eyes must come together to see something up close. The lens has to work harder to see things close up. Best to discuss these Issues with your eye doctor. Sorry not more helpful. Dr R ...Read more
Can glasses without a prism improve he look of ambioplyia? My new glasses seem to be making it worse.
Prism glasses: Prism glasses can be very thick and heavy due to the prism in combination with you'd prescription. If cosmetically undesirable, you could consider surgery to fix or improvement the alignment of the eyes to eliminate or decrease tge prism needed. You should see an eye doctor who specializes in amblyopia and strabismus. ...Read more
I got new glasses with bifocals. Things still aren't crisp. Old one were for farsighted&had a prism in them. New1's don't have rprism. Do I need prism?
Most likely yes: Prisms adjust for minor muscle imbalances to alignment. If your old spectacles has a prism, your new ones will as well. ...Read more
What is my eye issue? I have issues seeing at all in light, reflection of light, and bright colors. I have glasses and a prism in them.
I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria. Now I don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c? Thx
Forties: On average most people need to start using readers in their forties. It is a bell curve so certainly some people will need them earlier and some later. ...Read more
Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more
Hyperopic: Glasses on the plus (+) side are used for people who are farsighted and/or need extra help at near. They are magnifying lenses and if you look through them, you can enlarge the objects viewed. This is one of the standard eyeglasses needs although a little higher than most. ...Read more
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