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What Is The Best Way To Clean Eyeglasses
Water: Although, you may get bombarded with a number of eyeglass cleaners, in my experience and opinion, there is no better one than water. I use liquid hand soap and tap water to clean my glasses daily and then tap them dry with a flanel cloth. Works like a champ! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not easy: Some optical shops carry a product which will minimize the effect of the scratches but these are optical defects which cannot be truly removed without changing the power of the lenses. If the scratches are in the center of the lense, or interfere with your visual efficiency, you will have to let the shop replace the lenses. ...Read more
Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of acne scars? I drink 10 glasses of water a day, I use aloe very every time I bathe, and I've tried almost everything
Costco: Many patients tell me costco is very reasonable price or you could try online such as zenni optical. ...Read more
I've been using glasses for almost 10 years, now i want to wear contact lenses, what is the best brand?
Plastic: Plastic is lighter and provides equivalent visual quality. ...Read more
Local Optical Shop: Once you have your prescription, glasses can be ordered from a variety of places including mall chains, optical shops, optometrist or ophthalmologist's office, and even the internet. The actual lens cutting is becoming more of a commodity but good customer service for frame fit and aesthetics as well as trouble shooting for problems with vision or specialty lenses will be the best w/ a local shop. ...Read more
No one place: A careful refractive exam, with careful measurements for the glasses usually yields a good pair of glasses and a happy patient. This can happen at a chain or discount store just as easily as in a boutique optical, but I have found that owner opticians generally do a better job at complex eyeglass prescriptions. ...Read more
Can any doc tell me what's the best material for reading glasses lens and what coating should I add?
Reading glasses: Most are made of plastic which works well. A anti-glare coating will make them slightly better. Higher index plastics make them lighter but can add some peripheral distortion. Discuss your options with an optician. ...Read more
What's the best contacts for sports and everyday wear? I have glasses so i'm blind as a bat in sports, I have bifocals too. What contacts shud i get?
Contact lenses : Properly fitted contact lenses with the correct prescription should be all that is necessary. Also it is generally a good idea to wear some type of sports sunglasses to protect your eyes from dust, wind, fingers, etc. With regard to near vision, a pair of over-the-counter reading glasses will help. I don't recommend mono vision fitted contacts for sports because of depth perception challenges. ...Read more
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