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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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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


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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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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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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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Do people who get lasik surgery need reading glasses later on in life?

Do people who get lasik surgery need reading glasses later on in life?

Yes: Lasik is a distance correction. After the age of 40-45 the loss of focusing ability will require reading glasses. The only other alternative is to set one eye for distance and the other for near (monovision). This should be discussed fully before selecting this result, and probably trialed in contact lenses first. ...Read more

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How safe is eye laser surgery for people who dislike wearing glasses?

How safe is eye laser surgery for people who dislike wearing glasses?

Extremely: Modern laser vision correction is extremely accurate and safe. Over time, our screening methods for who is a good candidate have improved along with treatment technology. See a refractive surgeon to ensure that you are a candidate. ...Read more

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How come some doctors who perform lasik surgery still wear glasses?

How come some doctors who perform lasik surgery still wear glasses?

Depends upon age: Lasik will correct distance vision fully but for those over 40, it does not additionally correct the near vision. So many lasik doctors are in this age group, and while they might have had lasik performed upon themselves, they still need the near correction. ...Read more

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Will lasik work for someone who is farsighted with astigmatism?

Usually: Lasik can be used to correct both farsightedness and astigmatism. But it depends on the severity of the problems. It would be worthwhile seeing an experienced lasik surgeon to see if you would be an acceptable candidate. ...Read more

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Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

No: Restasis works on decreasing immune reaction. It works best in patients with tear dysfunction and auto immune disorders , ie rheumatoid arthritis. It is not really effective in common dry eye or in contact lens over use. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses unsafe for kids and teens to wear?

Are contact lenses unsafe for kids and teens to wear?

Not necessarily: Contact lenses can be worn safely in children as long as they are handled appropriately, are cleaned regularly, and are removed as directed by an eye doctor. You should weigh the ability of your child (and you) to properly care for the lenses and the potential risk of infection against their discomfort and social stigma from wearing glasses when deciding whether to allow them to use contacts. ...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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Can you get contacts with prisms for far-sighted people?

Can you get contacts with prisms for far-sighted people?

Easy to fix: Prisms are used for patients who have double vision from strabismus. Far-sightedness is not corrected with prisms, but contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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

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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Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Yes.: Amblyopia sometimes causes people to have double vision. In this case, special glasses with prisms can help realign the vision to treat the double vision. ...Read more

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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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How can it feel to wear glasses?

Mostly good: Almost all of us have such an experience since sunglasses are almost a universal need. For those who need the corrective focusing power of lenses, it generally feels good to be wearing them. But glasses are a bit of a nuisance so many switch to contacts or have lasik surgery;. ...Read more

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I do not want to wear glasses >:(?

I do not want to wear glasses >:(?

Try contacts: You may be able to be fit into a bifocal contact lens that keeps you spectacle independent. ...Read more

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Why is it annoying to wear glasses?

Why is it annoying to wear glasses?

Annoying eyeglasses: Discomfort wearing eyeglasses can be due to many reasons. Eye glasses can cause visual distortions and perception issues. Depending on the prescription, images can be smaller, larger , more elongated or slanted. If the problem is present only with a recent prescription, see your eye doctor to see if adjustments in your prescription can be made. ...Read more

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How much time should I wear glasses?

How much time should I wear glasses?

When you need them: Based on your vision requirements. If you are driving, wear the glasses. If you are lounging on the couch, you don't need to. Be well. ...Read more

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Do i need to wear glasses all the time?

No: For most eyeglasses provide improved vision and you will want to wear them to see better. For a few the eyeglasses provide corrections of things like eye misalignment in which case you will need to wear them. Not wearing the glasses for most cases simply prevents you from seeing clearly but does no harm to the eyes. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

Better vision : Spectacles, with proper prescription, correct the refractive error of your eyes. The benefits to wearing them is for clear vision. There is no downside to clear vision. Wear them when your vision requires the benefits of enhanced vision. ...Read more

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Is it better to wear glasses than contacts?

No difference: If your eyes are normal and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to good vision, then there is no difference between the two. If your cornea is abnormal, vision is often better with contact lenses. Glasses wear does decrease peripheral vision some but not to a clinically significant amount. ...Read more

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How can I motivate my child to wear glasses?

How can I motivate my child to wear glasses?

Make them fun: When we need to treat a child's vision with glasses, the process can often be made easier by making it fun. Try to show your child other children who wear glasses. Make games to comparing how good the vision is with and without lenses. Rewards for wearing and using the glasses can motivate. Also, if a child can do something with glasses v. Without he/she may wear them more. ...Read more

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How do you get an active boy to wear glasses?

How do you get an active boy to wear glasses?

Not easy: Children tend to protect their glasses depending upon their visual needs. If they are very myopic, they will protect them and even want to sleep in them. If they are engaging in an activity that is not visually demanding, they might prefer to not use the glasses. There is no harm in not wearing glasses even if they would help the vision. Your child can actually help you with this. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have to wear glasses forever?

How do I know if I have to wear glasses forever?

Well...: You really don't know of you will have to wear them for "life". However most people, as they age, will wear glasses for some of their activities. It all depends on how clear your visual needs have to be. ...Read more

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Can my vision get worse if i always wear glasses?

Can my vision get worse if i always wear glasses?

No but...: If you have the right prescription you will get used to seeing clearer so by comparison your vision without glasses may seem worse. Over 40 your reading vision will gradually get weaker as you age whether or not you were glasses. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost my eyesight (i wear glasses)?

Not too much to do: Glasses are needed to compensate for the eye being too short, too long, the front lens (cornea) being too round or too flat, and/or the inner lens becoming stiffer with age. Non of these factors can be significantly affected by exercises or supplements or eyeglass use frequency. The only way to make a big reduction in eyeglass/contact lens dependence is laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Can your vision get worst if you wear glasses over time?

Can your vision get worst if you wear glasses over time?

No: This is a common misconception. Wearing glasses to correct refractive error does not make your vision worse or increase your refractive error over time. Refractive error is an imbalance between the length of your eye and it's optical power. Glasses simply compensate for that imbalance. ...Read more

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If you wear glasses long enough, will your vision improve?

Unlikely: If used for near sightedness or farsightedness or astigmatism, then if vision does improve, chances are it is unrelated to the glasses. Glasses help compensate for poor vision, but do not treat the underlying problems that lead to poor vision. ...Read more

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Can your eyesight improve if you wear glasses all the time?

Not at your age.: Glasses may only improve the best corrected vision in a child under the age of 10. After this age glasses only improve your vision when you wear them. ...Read more

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How can it feel like when you wear glasses for the first time?

Like you can see: For most people, there are no symptoms when wearing glasses for the first time (or changing glasses). A few people have a feeling of distortion or dizziness that usually goes away by continuing to wear the glasses for a few weeks. If you get nauseated or get a headache, then return to the place you got the glasses for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more