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What Is The Highest Near Sighted Prescription For Your Contacts
Are there contact lenses for someone with faresighted, astigmatism, and bifocal? My eye doc wasn't correcting the bifocal. Rotated to much in trial
Is it harmful to your vision if one lens is closer to the eye than the other lens to the other eye? I guess my L & R ear-eye distance isn't the same
More important that: both eyes work together so you can SEE out of both eyes and have binocular vision. Has nothing to do with ear to eye distance. If only one eye sees, or is pointing to an ear, there is something wrong. You'll need to see an eye surgeon to have this examined further. The interpupillary distance varies between individuals but it's our binocular vision that let's us see stereoscopically in 3-D. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when one of your eyes is near sighted and the other eye is far sighted?
Could use your help docs! my distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. Snellen chart not working for the real world?
Is it possible to purchase myopic far sighted eyeglasses at the drugstore without a prescription?
No: Myopic person is near sighted that means the person can see near but not distance. In order to see distance you need prescription glasses. The store glasses are for reading near they are magnifier or plus lenses. It may work for a far sighted person who can see far better than near. The far sighted person needs magnifier plus lens to see far or near. ...Read more
Are the prescription numbers for soft contact lenses the same as the prescription numbers for hard contact lenses or RGP lenses ?
Contact lenses: I have been seeing several doctors since age 6 and am now age 72. As a "kid" it was awful but over time it is OK. Your eye doctor will help you through all the possible options for eye care. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
There may be none: Depending on how dry your eyes are, you may not be able to handle contact lenses. Contacts themselves are known to create a relative dry eye situation and can worsen dry eyes that are already present. Contacts with higher water content tend to be more comfortable, but all types may end up being too uncomfortable. Wetting drops may help; speak with your eye doctor if you have any questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contacts: Contacts can be custom ordered for almost every prescription power, both near-sighted and far-sighted. ...Read more
What power lens would be required to correct the myopia of someone who can only see the topmost row of a snellen chart?
Probably about -4: Its likely that the prescription will be somewhere between -4 to -6. The only way to know for sure is to get your eyes refracted. ...Read more
Please help! what is the terminology for a person who is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other?
My contact lens prescription is significantly different from my glasses prescription. Is this normal?
Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l
Dmv eye test: Both eyes should have their required visual correction when taking the dmv test. ...Read more
Depends: Over the counter reading glasses assume both eyes are the same without astigmatic error. This is rarely the case. Frames are also designed for the "average" face and cannot be custom fit to your interpupillary distance. That being sain, there is no harm in trying a pair to see if they work for you. ...Read more
Can prescription glasses worn all the time with wrong strength have -ve impact i.e make eye sight worse for a 4 yrs old? He is near sighted.
On my eye prescription it reads, OD +0.25 cylinder -0.75 axis 025. The OS is pl cylinder -50 axis 150.. What does +0.25 mean,im near sighted?
Numbers and numbers: The number is the strength of the corrective lens needed to make an eye see clearly. For example, a glasses prescription of +0.25 means a +0.25 lens will make the eye see clearly. The numbers here are small, so this person may seem fine without glasses. She transitions from slightly farsighted +0.25 at 115 to 295 degrees axis, to mildly nearsighted -0.75 at 025 to 205 degrees axis. Think geometry. ...Read more
I have high myopia: -7.5, - 1.75 R; -8.0, -2.0 L is my specs prescription. My contacts prescription however is approx -1 stronger! Is this normal?
What do the numbers on my contact prescription mean in terms of how bad my myopia is? Is -3.75 and -3.50 a mild, moderate or worse degree of myopia?
I'm 46 yo with pathologic myopia. Recently my prescription jumped from -17 to -20! any treatment to stop/reverse it?
Malignant myopia: Is associated with progressive increase in nearsighted correction, sometimes to a level that you are experiencing. Usually, the prescription doesn't progress that much at your age. You should have your ophthalmologist evaluate you to make sure that you're not developing cataracts. They can also cause progressive myopic changes. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with myopia and in my new glasses prescription there is no minus in front the number, are there any mistake?
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
What to do if I'm 46 yo with pathologic myopia. recently my prescription jumped from -17 to -20! can any treatment stop/reverse it?
Pathologic Myopia: This high degree of myopia is generally because of two reasons. A staphyloma in the retina which is an outpouching in the back, making the eye effectively longer, or keratoconus, a disorder in the cornea. A rigid gas permeable contact lens can be used or, if you qualify, an intraocular contact lens (ICL) can be placed. You would need to see an ophthalmologist that has experience with placing ICLs. ...Read more
What level of myopia would cancel the need for reading glasses? What age would a -1.00 prescription normally need readers? I take glasses off to read.
No definitely not. : Current glass correction will only make you see better, to say it will cause a worsening of myopia means that that source of information does not know the principles of optics. Be carefully these sources have an alternate agenda to get money from you for a unproven program. ...Read more
Please help! what happens if my glasses/lenses' prescription is slightly higher than my real myopia? Will that make my eyes worse?
I have myopia and astigmatism and now iam wearing prescription glasses can i use this glasses when reading books or in computer. Thank u?
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