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What causes pressure in my eyes when i wear sunglasses, eyeglasses and contacts and what can I do about it?

What causes pressure in my eyes when i wear sunglasses, eyeglasses and contacts and what can I do about it?

Eye strain?: Your prescription may be off. Often, an inaccurate prescription will create a pressure sensation, as your eyes try and compensate. I would recommend you have your prescription double checked by your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Is it safe to tint my own eyeglasses and make them into sunglasses?

Is it safe to tint my own eyeglasses and make them into sunglasses?

Be cautious: Applying a tinting material such as is used on car windows would be difficult due to the curvature of the lens. If you were to use a chemical to tint the glass or plastic lenses, you may damage the glasses and you wouldn't know if the chemical was safe to have near your eyes. May not be worth the risk. ...Read more

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What should I use for sunglasses while i wear prescription glasses?

What should I use for sunglasses while i wear prescription glasses?

"Over" glasses. : Many pharmacies carry sunglasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses. You can try google to find a website. An example is: http://www.Sunglassrage.Com/sunglasses-over-glasses/?Gclid=ckw8wu-ehbccfqfx4aodotcajq. ...Read more

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What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

What can I use for sunglasses when I wear prescription glasses?

PIggy back glasses: They make large sunglasses that fit over your lenses or you can use clip-ons or get prescription sunglasses. ...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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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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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?

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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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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Why do doctors wear glasses?

Different reasons: Some doctors wear glasses because they need them to correct their vision. Most if not all doctors wear glasses to protect their eyes while performing a procedure where there may be a potential risk of something possibly affecting the eyes. ...Read more

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Why do most medical doctors wear glasses?

To see very well: Observation is a very important aspect of medical care. ...Read more

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Is it safe for small children to wear glasses?

Is it safe for small children to wear glasses?

Very safe: Children as young as 6 months get fitted with glasses. It actually helps with vision and prevents potential complication like blindness. ...Read more

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When playing outfield wear glasses or contacts?

When playing outfield wear glasses or contacts?

Glasses or contacts: Some people see better with glasses, while others see better with contact lenses. An outfielder needs excellent vision, so he or she should wear whichever is better for them. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache whenever i wear glasses?

Many possibilities: First you need to insure that the prescription is indeed correct. Sometimes if you have a lot of astigmatism, only partial correction is accepted, with more correction being put into the prescription in incremental steps. High amounts of myopia or hyperopia and astigmatism will cause a distorted perception of your environment. It may take a while to get adjusted to these types of prescriptions. ...Read more

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Why am I getting headaches so much? I wear glasses.

Why am I getting headaches so much? I wear glasses.

Many causes: There are many causes of headaches and most of them are not related to eyes. A thorough medical evaluation is needed in addition to a current eye exam. ...Read more

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As a presbyopic, do I need to wear glasses all the time?

As  a presbyopic, do I need to wear glasses all the time?

No: Depends on the distance and font size. Presbyopes typically have loss of accommodation (variable amounts based on age), so they need extra help to focus on tiny things at near with reading glasses. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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