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Wearing Contacts Before Glasses
Costs vary, but...: The costs of contacts are variable depending on many factors. The benefits of contacts over glasses are better vision, especially in nearsighted people, no fogging, better peripheral vision and better appearance. Disadvantages are more time and effort to use, increased risk of infection and cost. ...Read more
Need better Rx: First I am goung to assume these contacts are not bifocal cl's. Halos whn using bifocal contacts are normal. If you see halos arouond lights, this usually means the prescription is not as accurate as it can be. Rarely halos can be caused by corneal edema from a poorly fitted contact lens. ...Read more
Bifocal CL: If you are wearing a bifocal contact lens, some halos seen round lights is "normal", or at least a limitation of the type of contact lens. If this is not the type of cl yo u wear, than the lens fit or power needs to be improved/corrected. You should not be seeing halos if your ocular health is good (no cataracts). ...Read more
Every day I feel like my eyes are very strained. Should I spend a day not wearing contacts or glasses to relieve the strain?
Have an eye exam: Strain usually comes from an improper prescription, or dry eyes/exposure. If you have not had your prescription checked recently, it may need to be updated. If your contacts are old or you have been wearing lenses for a long time, you may be developing dry eyes. A detailed eye exam would be the best next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left eyelid and eyebrow muscles have been twitching for 4 months. If i stop wearing contacts and wear my glasses instead could this cure the issue?
I have had an eyelid twitch for six months. Could keeping the eye closed and the other open help? Should i stop wearing contacts & wear my glasses?
Is it safe to have lasik surgery after having had keratitis? I hate wearing glasses, so i've mostly been wearing contacts, but recently i got keratitis. My eye doctor says it's healed but wants me to wait before wearing contacts again. I'm kind of scared
There : There are several causes of keratitis. Depending on the cause, it may be safe to have lasik. If the keratitis was caused by herpes virus (not uncommon), then lasik may cause a recurrence of the keratitis that may be problematic. In this case, your surgeon may recommend either not having lasik or the use of medications before and after surgery to decrease the risk of recurrent keratitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers