Top
10
Doctor insights on: Wearing Thick Glasses

Share
1

1
I love wearing thick-framed glasses.My parents don't allow me to wear them.They say 'i'm obstructing my vision by looking through glasses.Is that true?

I love wearing thick-framed glasses.My parents don't allow me to wear them.They say 'i'm obstructing my vision by looking through glasses.Is that true?

Harming Vision: If you are wearing prescription glasses and they were not made for your eyes specifically you are harming your eyesight and this could be permanent damage. Please, if you want fake glasses, then get some fake glasses without prescription lenses. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
761 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
The lens on my glasses are thick. Is there a thinner lens that is just as powerful?

The lens on my glasses are thick. Is there a thinner lens that is just as powerful?

High index glass: There are high index materials used in glasses manufacture these days that are thinner and lighter than the old crown glass. Talk to your optician about these thinner, lighter materials. ...Read more

3

3
I'm tired of living with thick glasses. What are my alternatives?

I'm tired of living with thick glasses. What are my alternatives?

Depends: For severe myopia only, contact lenses may be possible but impractical. You may qualify for LASIK surgery but the amount of cornea that needs to be cut may be unsafe. Most likely, you may qualify for lens implant surgery. But, it depends on your eye condition and any other medical conditions you have, so please see your primary physician and ophthalmologist, NOT an optometrist, for consultation. ...Read more

4

4
The lens on my glasses are thick due to poor eyesight. Is a thinner lens made that is just as powerful?

Yes: High index plastic or thin materials. Smaller frames for myopic glasses. Larger frames for hyperopic glasses. Thicker frames to hide edge of lenses. Contact lenses or laser eye surgery are last resort in my opinion. I wear glasses. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Why does someone need those thick glasses after cataract surgery and why?

Why does someone need those thick glasses after cataract surgery and why?

Aphakia: Typically it is due to a condition called aphakia, where the natural focusing lens removed during the surgery is not replaced with a lens implant. This is not common. Modern uncomplicated cataract surgery does not require thick glasses afterwards, and in many cases actually reduces or eliminates the need for glasses. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What happens if you have really bad eye sight at age 10 and need thick glasses for nearsightedness already?

What happens if you have really bad eye sight at age 10 and need thick glasses for nearsightedness already?

Glasses/CLs: Some kids develop nearsightedness (myopia) early. In order to see better, they wear glasses and, when they are mature enough, can use contact lenses (cls). Kids are not appropriate candidates for any laser vision correction. Myopic people in general are slightly more at-risk for some eye diseases like glaucoma, so your child should be checked by an ophthalmologist at least yearly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
My son has thalassemia minor and has eye problems where he needs to wear thick glasses. He has recently been complaining of severe ha's, and is dizzy?

My son has thalassemia minor and has eye problems where he needs to wear thick glasses.  He has recently been complaining of severe ha's, and is dizzy?

Change in eyeglasses: This sounds with the limited info that he may need a change in eyeglasses that could be causing eyestrain and headaches. You should see an ophthalmologist to determine that nothing else is happening. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can a person with thick eyeglasses get thinner lenses ?

Can a person with thick eyeglasses get thinner lenses ?

Possibly: The thickness of eyeglass lenses depends on the material of which they're made. In some cases, the same prescription can be made in a material that allows it to be thinner and lighter. Check with your optometrist to see what options you have. - agreed! gt. ...Read more

10

10
Glasses for exotrophic?

Glasses for exotrophic?

Sometimes: Glasses with prisms or with minus correction are sometimes used to decrease the amount of exotropia or minimize symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer