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Who Can Adjust The Arms Of My Glasses
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?
My mom and I were cleaning our cabinets and pulled out 30 year old gold rimmed glasses. They were dusty and we started rinsing them out and we both noticed purple splotches on our hands and arms. Nothing was purple and it looked like a skin reaction or so
See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this can be treated. ...Read more
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
Been feeling a small bruising like pain where my glasses stay behind my ears. Is it possible to develop pressure points from the tip of glasses arm?
Yes: Yes. If new. unlikely if not new. Try bending tips or arms out a bit. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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