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Could i ask an optician to alter the arms on my glasses?

Could  i ask an optician to alter the arms on my glasses?

Yes: Most opticians will adjust the arms of your glasses at no charge. There is a risk that they could break during adjustment so you should discuss this with the opticin before. ...Read more

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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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After 3 glasses of wine/7 hr period, I got excruciating pain in both arms from my shoulder down to my wrists - lying down made pain worse. I'm 32/F?

After 3 glasses of wine/7 hr period, I got excruciating pain in both arms from my shoulder down to my wrists - lying down made pain worse. I'm 32/F?

Exam: First, stop using alcohol. Second-get a comprehensive physical exam and evaluation: your complaints are neither usual or expected and require further evaluation. ...Read more

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Help. Unable to see laptop at arm's length but cannot afford glasses for near vision. I am nearsighted?

Help. Unable to see laptop at arm's length but cannot afford glasses for near vision. I am nearsighted?

Presbyopia : At your age, problems with near vision are common, particularly if you are emmetropic (not requiring glasses for driving and other more distant related activities). If you are hyperopic ( requiring glasses for many tasks far and near) you probably would have already be in glasses awhile ago. Now, i'd you are myopic ( near sighted) you wouldl be able to see up close. I'd try some +1.00 readers. ...Read more

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Melanoma and eye exams. My father had a zero stage melanoma removed from his arm about 5 years ago. Should he be seeing an eye doctor regularly to check for melanoma in his eye tissue? I keep trying to get him to the eye doctor - he clearly needs glasse

Melanoma and eye exams. My father had a zero stage melanoma removed from his arm about 5 years ago.  Should he be seeing an eye doctor regularly to check for melanoma in his eye tissue?  I keep trying to get him to the eye doctor - he clearly needs glasse

Sure: It is unlikely that he will develop melanoma in the eye. But he should definitely see his eye for an exam and to get those glasses. Also he should be seeing a dermatologist several times a year. Once you develop on melanoma, you are more likely to develop more. ...Read more

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Eyes to adjust to new glasses, how?

Eyes to adjust to new glasses, how?

Perception: Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism may ellarge, minify or distort your perception of the visual world around you. The brain takes a while to get use to the perception change. ...Read more

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How much time until eyes adjust to new glasses?

How much time until eyes adjust to new glasses?

1-2 weeks: You should wear your new glasses exclusively for 1-2 weeks. If you are still having issues, return to wear you bought them. ...Read more

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Does everyone's eyes have to adjust to new glasses?

Does everyone's eyes have to adjust to new glasses?

Not necessarily: People who need glasses to see properly often see great immediately. If the glasses are too weak or strong, do not sit at the right position, are tilted, or have their "sweet spot" off center, there can be difficulty getting used to them. In these cases, the glasses need to be adjusted. If you never wore glasses or there is a big change in prescription, it may take some time to adjust to them. ...Read more

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For distance glasses I have to adjust my eyes to see close up clearly. Is that normal?

For distance glasses I have to adjust my eyes to see close up clearly. Is that normal?

Middle age sight: You are entering the age of what is medically termed presbyopia, - the inability of the eye to focus at near which diminishes from the 40s to the 50s. It is why drug stores have racks of reading glasses. If you need glasses for distance, then you will have to see your ophthalmologist who can prescribe a bifocal which will allow vision at far and near without taking off the eyeglasses. ...Read more