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What is the highest and the lowest diopter on a corrective lens?

What is the highest and the lowest diopter on a corrective lens?

Sky's the limit: Theoretically, you could have a very high or low number, but this is limited by the materials they are made of and what you could reasonably put on someone's face. I've seen glasses as strong as +15.00 and -35.00 in my own experience. ...Read more

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Diopter (Definition)

The diopter is a term used in optics to measure the ability of a lens or mirror to bend light (one diopter is the displacement of one cm at a distance of one meter). Eyeglasses and mirrors are measured in this unit. It is not the snellen fraction (20/20 ...Read more


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What is diopter in prescription lens?

What is diopter in prescription lens?

Power designation: This is a term from optics indicating the light bending ability of the lens in question. The number is generated in the process of refraction in the ophthalmologists office, and then written on the prescription so the optical shop can make the lenses of the proper power. ...Read more

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How do I improve my eyesight without using corrective lenses?

How do I improve my eyesight without using corrective lenses?

See explanation.: That is why they are called corrective lenses. The only other alternative is refractive surgery or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Are glasses and corrective lenses the same thing?

Are glasses and corrective lenses the same thing?

Yes, but: Glasses are corrective lenses, but not all corrective lenses are glasses. Contact lenses would also fall into this description. You could even add intraocular lenses to the list if you were being comprehensive. ...Read more

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What are the conditions that lead to needing corrective lenses or glasses?

What are the conditions that lead to needing corrective lenses or glasses?

The big 4: Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia (need for reading glasses) are usually corrected with corrective lenses. ...Read more

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Can corrective lens make your vision worse?

No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not. ...Read more

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How can you improve your vision without utilizing corrective lenses?

How can you improve your vision without utilizing corrective lenses?

Diet, Light, XRcise: 1) a well balanced diet is essential for optimal functioning of all parts of the body. If you are unable to eat certain necessary foods, speak with your family doctor about food supplements.
2) make sure you always have adequate lighting for reading, proper background room light when watching tv, and sun glasses for outdoor activities.
3) strengthen your ocular muscles by doing "push-ups", etc. ...Read more

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Can I determine my vision from my corrective lens prescription?

Can I determine my vision from my corrective lens prescription?

Roughly: There is a rough correlation between the prescription and the vision chart-- for each line on the vision chart, there is approximately 0.25 d change in the prescription. So you can estimate your vision based on this formula. ...Read more

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How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

Wearing 3D glasses: The 3d glasses can be slipped over the prescription glasses generally without difficulty. Some are very cheaply made from cardboard with thin plastic lenses, but flexible enough to be worn over glasses. ...Read more

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How can one gain back his normal eyesight without using corrective spectacles / lenses?

Laser or IOL: Laser vision correction (lasik or prk) or refractive lens surgery with placement of an intraocular lens (iol) are other ways to correct your vision. Discuss the various options with your ophthalmologist (eye md) to see what's best for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?

Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?

When blurred: Astigmatism is very common -- almost everyone has a little bit. It simply means that the cornea is not perfectly round, but rather has one steeper and one flatter curvature (like the side of a football rather than a basketball). People with more than 0.75diopters of astigmatism usually notice that images are blurred without glasses or contacts. ...Read more

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Can you fix low vision with corrective lenses?

Somewhat: High power reading glasses and magnifiers are used in low vision and can greatly improve vision in some people. ...Read more

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How do athletes wear contacts, glasses or any kind of corrective lens when playing?

Yes: Both contact lenses and sports goggles are used by athletes and are well tolerated. Considering on your sport, lasik can be a realistic alternative. Check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What type of corrective lens is good for astigmatism if you are playing basketball?

Contact lenses: Toric contact lenses with provide the most peripheral vision for sports. If unable to wear these, consider polycarbonate prescription sports goggles. These are impact resist and are curved to provide adequate peripheral vision. ...Read more

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Blurry vision after taking out corrective lens, what to do?

Blurry vision after taking out corrective lens, what to do?

Soft or Gas Perm cls: Gas permeable contacts can alter the shape of the cornea resulting in blurred vision with glasses after they are removed (spectacle blur) this is best compensated by getting a glass rx for that shape so you can use your glasses in the evening. In this case, the longer you use your glasses, without contact use in between, the worse they will function. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix low vision problems with corrective lens?

Is it possible to fix low vision problems with corrective lens?

Yes: Corrective lens enhance existing vision (no restoration), so custom magnifiers, telescopes, cctv, etc can help low vision patients. Sometimes the telescope can be implantable as an intraocular lens for some amd patients. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to fix low vision problems with corrective lens?

Is it possible for you to fix low vision problems with corrective lens?

Not usually: A corrective lens is part of an overall strategy to deal with low vision. A low vision specialist can help with this. In many states, low vision services are free of charge through the department of the blind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cataract without a lens implant but with corrective lenses?

Is it possible to cure cataract without a lens implant but with corrective lenses?

Only cure is surgery: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best VA is worse than 20/40 or glare is affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I have a corrective lens prescription for myopia. How do I derive the intermediate (computer) distance from a D.V. prescription?

I have a corrective lens prescription for myopia. How do I derive the intermediate (computer) distance from a D.V. prescription?

Add a little plus: In most cases the prescription will be for distance indicating some degree of minus power. To adjust for computer screen distance, add +1.25 to this power and that usually works. Note however, that the pupillary distance (the space between each eye) is set for distance viewing (usually 57-63 mm) and needs to be adjusted closer for viewing of a video screen. ...Read more

Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more