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When To Wear Glasses For Distance
Mom wants me to wear glasses for distance. I don’t like how they look. But i’m getting headaches from reading the board. Is that a problem?
I wear glasses, for distance, age 55. my left eye has gone completely blurred (with my glasses). also showing in vision is a black line, distorted, but there constantly. Mac deg father had?
Make an: Appointment with an ophthalmologist as soon as possible please ...Read more
Am a high myope, uncorrected. I do wear glasses. Can my distance vision actually get better on its own over time?
Is a refractive lensectomy a permanent cure for myopia? Right now, I wear glasses to improve my distance vision, but I know that refractive lensectomy can cure my eyesight. If I decide to undergo this procedure, is it a permanent solution to my vision pro
Yes: Refractive lensectomy should eliminate your myopia if your prescription is stable. In high myopia, there is a risk of retinal issues postoperatively which needs to be considered. ...Read more
I presently wear eyeglasses for distance. Left eye needs cataract surgery only; one month for new Rx. How can I drive wearing present glasses?
Your depth perception may be off, so drive carefully, particularly at night and on freeways.
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I am scheduled for Cataract surgery on my right eye. I will be having a toric IOL for distance. Since my left eye will be left alone for now, how would I see up close and at what distance would I need to wear glasses.
Need reading glasses: A toric IOL means it corrects pre-existing astigmatisms. It is not a bifocal lens. If it is calculated for distance you will need reading glasses & multifocal readers so you can see at most distances. Just like your left eye has probably a multifocal glass the right glass will have the same. Barring any complications or preexisting problems, then you should be able to read at almost all distances. ...Read more
I wear eyeglasses for distance. If I get cataract surgery to replace the lens, only, will I still need eyeglasses after cataract surgery?
Almost all of us have such an experience since sunglasses are almost a universal need.
For those who need the corrective focusing power of lenses, it generally feels good to be wearing them. But glasses are a bit of a nuisance so many switch to contacts or have lasik surgery;. ...Read more
Annoying eyeglasses: Discomfort wearing eyeglasses can be due to many reasons. Eye glasses can cause visual distortions and perception issues. Depending on the prescription, images can be smaller, larger, more elongated or slanted. If the problem is present only with a recent prescription, see your eye doctor to see if adjustments in your prescription can be made. ...Read more
No: For most eyeglasses provide improved vision and you will want to wear them to see better. For a few the eyeglasses provide corrections of things like eye misalignment in which case you will need to wear them. Not wearing the glasses for most cases simply prevents you from seeing clearly but does no harm to the eyes. ...Read more
No difference: If your eyes are normal and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to good vision, then there is no difference between the two. If your cornea is abnormal, vision is often better with contact lenses. Glasses wear does decrease peripheral vision some but not to a clinically significant amount. ...Read more
Make them fun: When we need to treat a child's vision with glasses, the process can often be made easier by making it fun. Try to show your child other children who wear glasses. Make games to comparing how good the vision is with and without lenses. Rewards for wearing and using the glasses can motivate. Also, if a child can do something with glasses v. Without he/she may wear them more. ...Read more
Not easy: Children tend to protect their glasses depending upon their visual needs. If they are very myopic, they will protect them and even want to sleep in them. If they are engaging in an activity that is not visually demanding, they might prefer to not use the glasses. There is no harm in not wearing glasses even if they would help the vision. Your child can actually help you with this. ...Read more
Not too much to do: Glasses are needed to compensate for the eye being too short, too long, the front lens (cornea) being too round or too flat, and/or the inner lens becoming stiffer with age. Non of these factors can be significantly affected by exercises or supplements or eyeglass use frequency. The only way to make a big reduction in eyeglass/contact lens dependence is laser vision correction. ...Read more
No: This is a common misconception. Wearing glasses to correct refractive error does not make your vision worse or increase your refractive error over time. Refractive error is an imbalance between the length of your eye and it's optical power. Glasses simply compensate for that imbalance. ...Read more
Like you can see: For most people, there are no symptoms when wearing glasses for the first time (or changing glasses). A few people have a feeling of distortion or dizziness that usually goes away by continuing to wear the glasses for a few weeks. If you get nauseated or get a headache, then return to the place you got the glasses for evaluation. ...Read more
Eyes: Best to get another pairGet a more detailed answer ›
Doesn't matter: Bates method is nonsense. Knock yourself out! Never published in any reputable peer-reviewed literature, to my knowledge. ...Read more
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