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Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
Tanning beds & eyes: According to the health physics society, your eyes are especially prone to damage from tanning bed use. In fact, research shows that, in a tanning bed, ultraviolet radiation exposure to the eyes reaches up to 100 times greater than from the sun. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The redness you get from computer use is in no way related to ultra-violet light exposure. It is most likely related to dryness. When we use a computer, read or do anything that requires visual attention, we blink less often. This results in a drying of the eye. Dryness results in inflammation and redness. See your eye doctor for the best methods to treat the dryness. ...Read more
Maybe: If you are protecting them fro flying objects, yes. If you wish to protect them from flying dust, yes. If your goal is to protect them from radio and light waves, yes. However the waves are pretty safe. I would not recommend them unless you feel more comfortable wearing them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?
I have astigmatism. My perscription: OD -0.5 D Cyl ax 95 and OS -0.5 D Cyl ax 70. Can I safely wear -0.5 ordinary spherical contacts instead of toric?
Costs vary, but...: The costs of contacts are variable depending on many factors. The benefits of contacts over glasses are better vision, especially in nearsighted people, no fogging, better peripheral vision and better appearance. Disadvantages are more time and effort to use, increased risk of infection and cost. ...Read more
Are there any side effects if powerless glasses with anti-reflective coating are worn all day long ?
Correcting distance vision w/contacts. Right eye vision better than left. Optometrist says prescription is right & no other eye problem. Any advice?
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