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What Are Varifocal Glasses
Bifocal substitute: These are eyeglass lenses with a continuous grind so no line is visible. They offer a large distance and near area for correction and a narrower central band of intermediate clarity. They cost a little more but offer a cosmetic and sometimes optical advantage for those in the presbyopic age. ...Read more
Glasses vs contacts: First of all, glasses are cheaper and there are no side effects to glasses. They're very easy to use and can offer protection to your eyes. Contact lenses, only offer cosmetic advantages, except in very rare eye conditions, which are solely treated with contacts, but those are rare. Contact lenses need to be cared for & fit properly, are more expensive, & can have side effects or even intolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?
Lenses may not help: If you have a lazy eye, no lens will "fix" it. However, any lens that gets you to your best corrected vision will help but i usually recommend staying away from multifocals in lazy eyes. If you still have a muscle problem--this should be addressed by a strabismus surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multifocal vision: The new iol (intraocular lenses) are of 2 kinds, one allow you to see far and near (like a bifocal contact lens) and the other corrects for astigmatism. There is i believe one on the way that might do both but not yet on the market. Since cataract patients are senior the multifocal lens is a great advantage (but somewhat costly). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nearsightedness: Myopes have eyes that are too long for their natural focusing power. They need eyeglasses or contacts that minify the light which causes the focal point to go more towards the back of the eye where the retina receives the image. (hyperopes need magnifying lenses). Your ophthalmologist can provide the best correction for this condition. ...Read more
Disadvantages: Disadvantages: may still need glasses, may need a Yag laser after implant; risk of high pressure after surgery usually unrelated to a well placed implant; other general risks of surgery are rare/very rare: risk of infection, loss of vision, loss of eye, death. lFull answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age dependent: Young people have sufficiently flexible eyes that special glasses for computer work are not necessary. Over age 40 is the presbyopic era when readers are required. For sustained computer work it can be helpful to have a bifocal with an intermediate distance segment on top and a near segment below. This has provided great relief for this task in many of my patients. ...Read more
Corneal opacities: Corneal opacities can be cause by anything that injuries the cornea or causes scarring of the cornea. Foreign bodies in the eye are common causes, late effects of severe trauma, various infections, certain congenital or genetic conditions. The image below shows you what one kind of opacity looks like. Do a google search under 'images' for corneal opacity and you will see lots. ...Read more
Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more
No: Most glasses are designed to block ultraviolet light and will protect your eyes. Sunlight won't damage the lenses with ordinary exposure. Some very old plastic lenses may oxidize and turn yellowish but in general, glasses lenses are designed to resist photodegradation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To see better: Kids can have visual defects that require eyeglass correction. If they are hyperopic they might have eyes out of alignment due to this. If very myopic, they might need them simply to see the world. In both cases the glasses improve vision and eye position and function. This can be sorted out by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Improve focus: The eyes sometimes are imperfect and the focus cannot be naturally put in the proper place for best vision. Glasses bend the light according to an amount measured by your ophthalmologist so that the focus is on the best place on the retina for the light to be received at its sharpest. ...Read more
Contacts, LASIK: I am guessing that you are seeking a non-mechanical, non-surgical means. "natural" remedies and exercises do not alter the basic structure of the eye and so do not work to change vision. You will have to seek the usual remedies, generally highly effective, from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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