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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


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What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but I'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but I'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing. However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results. Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of wearing eyeglasses?

What is the side effects of wearing eyeglasses?

Eyeglasses: There are no adverse effects from wearing glasses, as long as they are the correct prescription. People have always thought that their eyes get weaker if they start wearing glasses, but that's an "old wives tale.". ...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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Can I use reading glasses without having side effects?

Yes: The only side effect is diminished reading ability when you do not wear necessary reading eyeglasses. ...Read more

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I'm 5months pregnanet I drinking 10 glasses of water&dissolve 2teaspoon glucon-D in a normal routine day, so is it any side effects of my baby and me?

I'm 5months pregnanet I drinking 10 glasses of water&dissolve 2teaspoon glucon-D in a normal routine day, so is it any side effects of my baby and me?

Why take Glucon?: If you are not diabetic it probably does not cause harm but it is not clear why you are taking Glucon-D. It is a highly concentrated Glucose supplement. There is not a clear health benefit of using this. If you are worried about low blood sugar discuss with your doctor so that testing can be done. Drinking juice or eating food would likely have more beneficial effects ...Read more

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Can you get headaches often from bring far sided but not wearing glasses?

Yes: Being far sighted, or hyperopic, and not wearing your glasses is a common cause of headaches. The more reading, texting, or close-up work you do, the worse it will get. When you get older, the condition will seem worse. Far sighted people need reading glasses earlier in life than others who normally require them in their mid forties. ...Read more

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I have dark marks on my face that I just can't get rid of. They are mostly near both sides of my nose due to wearing glasses. What can I do?

I have dark marks on my face that I just can't get rid of. They are mostly near both sides of my nose due to wearing glasses. What can I do?

Ecchymosis: If the marks are in fact due to constant pressure from the glasses, you will need to consider changing your glasses, using contacts or giving your skin as much rest as possible and changing the rest position of the glasses often. You can also try applying Arnica lotion you can get from health store (GNC, Whole foods, etc.) since it may be due to ecchymosis rather than PIH. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old son has been wearing glasses for aout 1 yr now. He has a twitch on rt side w/nose & eye on rt? Any concerns? He has astigmitism also.

My 11 yr old son has been wearing glasses for aout 1 yr now. He has a twitch on rt side w/nose & eye on rt? Any concerns? He has astigmitism also.

No worries: He may just have some poor fitting glasses. Eye muscle twitching is a common problem, and it can be causes by an irritation such as dry eyes or eyeglasses.

Hope his symptoms resolve soon! ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses damage eyesight?

Can wearing glasses damage eyesight?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses will not change your eyes. Eyes are unaffected by glasses. ...Read more

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What to do if I dislike wearing glasses so much?

What to do if I dislike wearing glasses so much?

Some options: You could try contact lenses. Other options are laser eye surgery like PRK and LASIK. A third option is ICL surgery (a contact lens implant in your eye). There are some other options too but it's best to discuss this with a refractive eye surgeon as there are many variables in qualifying for each of these options. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I start wearing glasses, will my eyesight deteriorate?

If I start wearing glasses, will my eyesight deteriorate?

No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have have 6/6 vision despite wearing glasses?

Is it possible to have have 6/6 vision despite wearing glasses?

Yes: Vision is ordinarily measured as the best corrected (using glasses or contacts if needed). So if wearing glasses gives you 6/6 vision on the chart - then congratulations. We do not place much value on the uncorrected vision. ...Read more

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Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

Glasses: Wearing the correct spectacle lens correction does not harm your vision. ...Read more

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Do I stop wearing glasses when I have headache?

Maybe: If you feel your glasses are associated with causing the headaches then yes, remove them and get your refraction checked. If you already have a headache and your glasses are appropriate the it shouldn't make much difference whether you wear them or not. Sometimes though, heavy frames can exacerbate a headache. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses for the first time give a headache?

Usually not: Headache may occur from the fit of the frames around your temples and ears. The optics usually will not cause headaches but should clarify the vision - if not recheck with your ophthalmologist. There are sometimes adjustment effects related to the prism effect of the ends of the glass which you will compensate for in 1-2 days usually. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is caused by a toric (football) shape to the cornea, and rarely by the lens in the eye. Wearing glasses will not cause astigmatism. ...Read more

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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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