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Can watching TV, looking at LCD monitors or mobile LCD cause eye floaters? What about the very bright lights? Anything to help improving eye floaters?
Only when: Worn and used as prescribed , just as with normal contact lenses. ...Read more
Contacts have risks.: All contact lenses carry risks such as infection, scarring, or blood vessel growth on the cornea. Special cosmetic contacts carry extra risks and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. Never, ever wear any contacts unless prescribed to you by a doctor. The risks of cosmetic contact lenses not prescribed by a doctor are so severe that they are illegal in a number of states. ...Read more
Eclipse glasses: Eclipse glasses are much darker than regular sunglasses- about 100,000 times darker. They are made of a polymer embedded with carbon. Eclipse glasses block almost all visible light and all of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Standard sunglasses do a pretty good job with UV radiation but only filter less than 20 percent of visible light. ...Read more
Should I use a high contrast or low contrast tint to reduce perception of crystal eye floaters when out in the sun? Don't see them when inside house
Polariazed: Any polarized tint will work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can seeing haloes around bright lights be from anxiety or dry eyes? both ODs say that my eyes are fine
Two types of haloes.: The classic symptom of colored haloes around lights occurs due to corneal edema, often associated with acute angle closure glaucoma. Otherwise, white haloes around lights are usually caused by a refractive error, but any corneal surface irregularity, including dry eyes, can cause the symptom. Artificial tears are an easy treatment, and many medications, especially anxiolytics, can cause dryness. ...Read more
Optometry: what are polarized sunglasses and is it the same or better than a 100% uv protection sunglasses?
Vitreous detachment: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me can expousure to very bright light for 25 minslead to retinal detachment or vitreous detachment?
UV burn: Welder's flash is a uv burn of the corneal skin like a sunburn on your regular skin. It is quite painful although topical anesthetics can take away much of that. However these inhibit healing and are not advised except for diagnostic purposes. Thorough and frequent lubrication is usually used along with systemic analgesics and sometimes bandage contact lenses. These heal quickly fortunately. ...Read more
Probably not: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is a deficiency in overall perception in dim light. If you have persistent haloes around lights at night it could be from corneal edema, cataracts or some defects in light transmission to the back of the eye. You should have your ophthalmologiist see you to sort this out. ...Read more
UV Black lights: are a completely different wavelength of light than the burning wavelengths of sunlight that causes burning. There are no health risks associated with these lights. ...Read more
Is it possible for UV rays to hurt your eyes through a vehicle windshield? Light reflected off of water on road, no sunglasses, sore eyes.
All new cars have UV: protection in the past 10 years. So you need to look up the make and model of your vehicle to find out. If so you should be protected. Most prescription glasses, you can buy the UV protective shield. It will fade over time. Always a good idea to protect your eyes in snow, water, or wherever there's high reflectivity of sun rays, even in pools! Avoid sunburn for skin, and protect your eyes too! ...Read more
Can camera flash change the baby's eye color? For e.g, can blue eyes turn hazel due to the use of flash while the baby's eyes are still developing?
No: A baby's eye color cannot be changed by a camera flash. The eye may darken normally during the first few months of life however. ...Read more
Can rx glasses that lenses are greatly scratched cause vision problems? Like extended rays when looking into light? Night vision decrease only?
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