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Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

Can I buy prescription sunglasses without prescription?

NO: You need a refraction or check for glasses which translates into a custom fitted lens for your eyes and this requires a prescription. See your ophthalmologist for one of these. ...Read more

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Top lenses or solution for high plus prescription glasses?

Top lenses or solution for high plus prescription glasses?

High index : Helps make lenses thinner, solution? To clean? Warm soap and water the best, dry with non scratch cloth. I like the sprays the optical stores have with soft cloth. ...Read more

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Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

Where to buy pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness?

You will need a Rx: You will need a doctor's Rx, but they are available online for almost nothing. ...Read more

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Should I use my glasses prescription for contact lenses?

Should I use my glasses prescription for contact lenses?

Naah: Usually a little different, especially as the prescription number gets higher. Also, you have to be fitted with a right fit, not just prescription power. ...Read more

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Can you use eyes relief drops with contacts?

Can you use  eyes relief drops with contacts?

Yes: If the drops are for eye dryness, then you can wear contacts at the same time as you administer the eyedrops. ...Read more

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Are glasses with yellow lenses effective and approved for driving at night?

Are glasses with yellow lenses effective and approved for driving at night?

Sometimes: Patients with early cataracts can often experience improved contrast sensitivity and reduced glare with yellow/amber tinted lenses for night driving. ...Read more

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Buying pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness, do I need a prescription?

Depends: Over the counter reading glasses assume both eyes are the same without astigmatic error. This is rarely the case. Frames are also designed for the "average" face and cannot be custom fit to your interpupillary distance. That being sain, there is no harm in trying a pair to see if they work for you. ...Read more

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Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?

Se an opthalmologist: Though worsening vision with aging can be due to amblyopia, macular generation and suboptimal control of glaucoma could also contribute. An opthalmologist will be in the best position to evaluate and advise. ...Read more

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Should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

Should i wear glasses over contacts to help with farsightedness and astigmatism?

Can help these: Contact lenses come in virtually all possible powers, including ones that correct farsightedness and astigmatism at the same time. The lenses tend to have few power choices for extreme farsightedness compared to nearsightedness, however. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can fit for contact lenses. ...Read more

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Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

They can be: What is comfortable for one patient may not be for another ---all you can do is try them out and see if you like the fit and comfort. ...Read more

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Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

No definitely not. : Current glass correction will only make you see better, to say it will cause a worsening of myopia means that that source of information does not know the principles of optics. Be carefully these sources have an alternate agenda to get money from you for a unproven program. ...Read more

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Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

No: Laser vision correction may be an option as well as phakic intraocular lenses. Speak to a refractive eye surgeon for more info. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Optometrists and opticians, would you ever prescribe contacts for a prescription of 0.00?

Optometrists and opticians, would you ever prescribe contacts for a prescription of 0.00?

Why: A prescription of 0.0 conveys no correction. A contact termed a bandage lens is sometimes given to help surface disease of the eye heal quicker and more comfortably. But why wear a contact with no correction unless it is a colored lens with a desire to modify the iris color of the eye for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Can your eyesight get worse from wearing other's prescription glasses?

No.: While your eyesight will not get worse, you may experience eye strain and fatigue and not see as well. ...Read more

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Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Yes: Both may be used for soft contact lenses. Of course they have different functions. Opti-free is used to clean, disinfect, & store soft contact lenses. Visine rewetting drops are used to re lubricant contact lenses after they are removed, and then replaced back on the eye's cornea. This is done to help relieve dry eyes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fit regular sunglasses with prescription lenses at the optometrist?

Is it possible to fit regular sunglasses with prescription lenses at the optometrist?

Sometimes: There are difference between inexpensive "fashion" frames and "ophthalmic" frames designed for custom lenses. Visit your optician and see if your frame can be pattern matched for a prescription lens. ...Read more

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