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What's the expert opinion, could the frame angle of original wayfarer optical eyeglasses really affect the eye vision?

What's the expert opinion, could the frame angle of original wayfarer optical eyeglasses really affect the eye vision?

Only if prescription: Prescriptions glasses, if tilted, will have a different effective power than intended. This will give poorer vision. It is part of an opticians job to fit you properly with the correct amount of tilt. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can I buy glasses frames and go to to the opticians for just lenses?

Can I buy glasses frames and go to to the opticians for just lenses?

Glasses -yes: Opticians take an ophthalmologist's prescription and make lenses to fit in your choice of eyeglass frames. In a few jurisdictions they can prescribe and fit contacts but most cannot do this. In many areas they can take a prescription for contacts and apply them to the eye, or sell the lenses based solely on that prescription. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Yes: The second store will probably not be thrilled about this but they will put the lenses in based upon your up to date prescription. Why not get the whole thing in one place? ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I buy juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames at?

Wanted to know where can I buy juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames at?

Online or opticals: Juicy couture brand optical eyeglasses frames can be purchases online or at most high end optical shops. My wife has one pair and she loves them by the way. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy eyeglasses and then have the frames changed to near-sighted ones?

Is it possible to buy eyeglasses and then have the frames changed to near-sighted ones?

Change the glass: Frames are just to hold the corrective lenses in place, so changing the frame will have no effect on the power. If you find an eyeglass frame you like, an optical shop - with the proper prescription - can replace the old lenses with your prescription to fit the frames you like. ...Read more

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Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert the lens into it?

Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert the lens into it?

Unlikely: An optician will make your glasses for you. If you have a frame you love, you can have new lenses inserted into it. But lenses are fabricated by using the old lens already in the frame as a template to cut the new lens to fit. If you just have a frame, it is very complex to put a lens in with the proper fit and most optical shops will not do this. ...Read more

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Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert new lens into it?

Usually yes: If the frame is not damaged and has a contemporary design, then usually lenses would be able to be cut by the optician to fit the frames. There are some older frames where it can be very difficult to fit lenses. ...Read more

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When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?

When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?

Yes: Yes, in my practice we need to inspect them and then have the client release liability for the frame and any possible defects that we can not detect but if the frames are in adequate shape we will agree to place lenses in them for you. Some dispensaries will not let you use your own frames. They do not know the contdition of them and do not want the responsability if they break, and lost income. ...Read more

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One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them. Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be. Is this harmful?

One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them.  Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be.  Is this harmful?

Bent glasses: no it is not harmful Your vision however may not be as sharp because the actual strength of the glasses also depends on vertex distance. Vertex distance is the distance from the surface of the eye/ cornea to the prescription lens ...Read more

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I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?

I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?

Not harmful: The distance from the eye to the lens has some effect on the actual power of the glasses, but this is only significant if the power of the glasses is high. ...Read more

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Do eyeglasses really help bad night vision?

Do eyeglasses really help bad night vision?

Yes: At night, your pupils dilate. This (along with a few other changes that occur at night) may cause a temporary change in your glasses prescription leading to "night myopia" or slight nearsightedness at night. This makes many people feel as though they have "bad night vision" but really a small glasses prescription to be worn at night particularly while driving can help night vision. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses actually make your vision worse in the long run?

Can wearing eyeglasses actually make your vision worse in the long run?

A balance: For reading, there is a natural decline in focusing ability throughout life that becomes more problematic between the mid-40's and early 50's. The eye is comfortable with focusing about half of its full ability, so using reading glasses that do part of the work while the eyes do the rest maintains a comfortable balance. Trying to force reading without help leads to more problems like eyestrain. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone with normal vision wore someones eyeglasses?

What would happen if someone with normal vision wore someones eyeglasses?

Blurred vision: Assuming you don't need glasses, wearing someone elses glasses will just make your vision blurry and possibly give you a headache. ...Read more

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Is it better to wear glasses with frames as compared to frameless?

Depends: Personal preference here. Glasses with frames a sturdier. Frameless glasses are lighter and show the face better. ...Read more

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