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What Eye Conditions Would Require You To Be Prescribed Sunglasses
Several: Conditions that create severe pain when in bright lights such as uveitis, iritis, forms of ocular albinism, patients who have inflammation after surgery may require sunglasses. Most insurance companies will not accept sunglass prescriptions alone without a note from a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Light sensitivity: Sunglasses protect from bright light. Any eye treatment which dilates the pupil would benefit from sunglasses . Inflamed eyes are also light sensitive, and sunglasses are of benefit also in those conditions. Sunglasses are otherwise good protection against uv light exposure for anyones eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?
Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more
Need glasses. That is why i'm wondering should I do some sort of eye exercise or go to to an eye specialist?
Are there any issues that would make it difficult for an optometrist to get your prescription right?
See below: It sounds as if that's a discussion you need to have with him/her. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what treatment is needed. An optometrist does not perform surgery but does treat disease of the eye and does refraction for prescription eye glasses and contact lenses. Opthamologist is an md that specializes in the eye and tends to eye disease and surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasik: Astigmatism is easy, that means the eye is shaped like a football and not a basketball.. Nystagmus, if is mild can be tracked by the eye tracker on the laser. For more severe nystagmus, I have stabilized the eye with a forcep and tracked the eye without the tracker. The results were good. Nystagmus is a intermittent or continuous swinging of the eyes. ...Read more
See below.: The fda has approved laser vision correction between 1 to 14 diopters for myopia (nearsightedness), and 1 to 6 diopters for hyperopia (farsightedness). Most surgeons are more conservative than these limits and find the best results for less than 9 diopters for myopia and less than 4 diopters for hyperopia. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible for the eye condition "strabismus" to be occasional, and can be triggered?
Some training: Opticians are technicians that fit and make glasses on the basis of a professional rx. They do not need a college degree; they go to technical schools for this training or do it on the job. Optometrists are usually college trained who go to a professional school to learn their trade. They are distinct from ophthalmologists who are fully trained in all aspects of eye disease. ...Read more
Not fully clear, but: Information of interest follows: 1. European study of multiple sclerosis pts with spasticity, found some relief from smoking mj 2. Recent study seemed to show improved tremor in some parkinson's pts. 3. Some folks are convinced that their migraine events can be quelled by using marijuana regularly. But, realize, consistent scientific research studies are not completed yet. (?Placebo effect?). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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