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Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

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


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Pros and cons of wearing contact lenses instead of glasses?

Pros and cons of wearing contact lenses instead of glasses?

See below: Glasses - easier to use, no risk to eyes. Contacts - cheaper than glasses in most cases, have to put into eyes, have to clean, have to replace, better peripheral vision and better for most sports and activities, better cosmesis, risk of infection if not used properly. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of not using protective eyewear in tanning beds?

What are some side effects of not using protective eyewear in tanning beds?

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 more

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Will wearing prescribed reading glasses all day harm my eye sight?

No: It will allow you to see well at near but the eye will not change in any way due to the wearing of the lenses. This is a common misperception. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use costume contacts with astigmatisms in both eyes?

Is it safe to use costume contacts with astigmatisms in both eyes?

Yes: Professionally fit cosmetic lenses are safe to use. Please do not wear contact lenses, even "cosmetic" ones, without an eye doctor involved in the process. ...Read more

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Can wearing 100% uva sunglasses protect against eye redness while surfing the web all day?

Can wearing 100% uva sunglasses protect against eye redness while surfing the web all day?

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

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Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

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 more

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It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

Preservative free ok: If you use artificial tears with your soft contact lenses, it is best if they are preservative free so that the preservatives don't leech into the lenses. Alternatively there are many good contact lens friendly lubricating drops on the market. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need more info: The correct person is the person who did your refraction whether it be an optometrist or ophthalmologist who can go over the benefits and non benefits of these two lenses. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and costs of wearing contacts versus glasses?

What are the benefits and costs of wearing contacts versus glasses?

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

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Blurry vision while wearing contacts. Take them out?

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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Are there any side effects if powerless glasses with anti-reflective coating are worn all day long ?

Are there any side effects if powerless glasses with anti-reflective coating are worn all day long ?

Not a problem: Wearing this type of glasses should cause no problems and the anti-reflective coating may even help protect your eyes. ...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

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Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective coating, uv-400 blocker ; in some cases, polarized lenses. ...Read more

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Which side effects do color contacts have?

Which side effects do color contacts have?

Few: If fit properly most have clear centers and the side effects are those of all other contact lenses relating to fit and power and the adherence of the wearer to proper use. ...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