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Why do some kids have tape over one of their eye glasses lens?

Why do some kids have tape over one of their eye glasses lens?

Amblyopia/Strabismus: I agree with dr. Block that some kids have one "lazy" eye that needs to be made to work by occluding the "good" eye with tape, a patch, or drops. Vision therapy (VT) may or may not work to improve visual function, but prolonged attempts at VT may delay needed surgery if the eyes become misaligned. Any such patient needs to be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist before therapy decisions are made. ...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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What is the best brand of eye glasses lens?

What is the best brand of eye glasses lens?

Best Brand: There is no best brand for you. What is best is what fits your vision prooerly and economically. You can spend so much on a pair of lenses but if it not the right prescription it will not be the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix a scratch on the lens of my eye glasses?

What is the best way to fix a scratch on the lens of my eye glasses?

Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses better than eye glasses if you have a high prescription?

Are contact lenses better than eye glasses if you have a high prescription?

More natural: The vision you obtain with contact lenses mimicks your natural vision. The difference between spectacle correction and contact lenses is greater the stronger the prescription is. ...Read more

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Can there be a thin lenses for astigmatism eye glasses?

Can there be a thin lenses for astigmatism eye glasses?

Yes: Ask for high index lenses. These are the thinnest ones. Also pick a small frame to reduce the total weight of the glasses. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the downsides of mixing refractive indices for eye glasses lenses?

Can you please describe the downsides of mixing refractive indices for eye glasses lenses?

Don't do it: Here are the issues: glasses will look funny; this may induce a difference in the way things look between eyes making the glasses intolerable. If you go ahead and do this and you get used to it, all of your future glasses will have to be made in the same, unusual way. ...Read more

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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more

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What are the pros of eye glasses over contact lenses?

What are the pros of eye glasses over contact lenses?

Glasses vs contacts: First of all, glasses are cheaper and there are no side effects to glasses. They're very easy to use and can offer protection to your eyes. Contact lenses, only offer cosmetic advantages, except in very rare eye conditions, which are solely treated with contacts, but those are rare. Contact lenses need to be cared for & fit properly, are more expensive, & can have side effects or even intolerance. ...Read more

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How does an optician make the lenses for eye glasses?

How does an optician make the lenses for eye glasses?

Factory made: Lenses in most optical shops are ordered in the correct prescription or made on site with computer driven machines. The optician then marks the optical centers, cuts them in a machine called an edger to fit the frame, and then adjusts them to the patients head. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get eye glasses lenses with just my contact prescription?

Is it possible to get  eye glasses lenses with just my contact prescription?

No: The focusing plane of the glasses is usually 10 to 20 mm in front of the focusing point of your contact lenses. The prescription will be different. Contact lenses will often correct astigmatism that will need to be added to the glasses prescription. ...Read more

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Is there a certain amount of time you have to wear eye glasses before wearing contact lenses?

No: It does make sense to be wearing glasses full time prior to changing to contact lenses. Even if you wear contact lenses, it is important to have a backup pair of glasses to use just in case you develop an infection , or allergic problem that requires a break in your contact lens wear. ...Read more

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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

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

Colored Contact lens: There are colored contact lenses that have a power in them to correct the vision. These typically cost more and are not as comfortable as regular contact lenses. There is no implantable device to permanently change your eye color. ...Read more

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Does wearing eye glasses cause one to become dependent on them?

Does wearing eye glasses cause one to become dependent on them?

Glasses: This is a myth. Glasses to help you see far or near make it easier to see, but they do not make your eyes worse. Nor do they make you more dependent on glasses. ...Read more

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Does any one know where to get nice eye glasses for teens?

Most optical shops: Many retailers - from big-box store optical shops to chain optical stores - carry a large selection of glasses for people of all ages. Most independent eye doctors also have a terrific variety from which to choose. If you don't see what you like, the optical shops can often show you catalogs and order frames that appeal to you. ...Read more

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My child had a 20/40 near vision and 20/30 far vision- should we expect to buy our 6 year old eye glasses?

My child had a 20/40 near vision and 20/30 far vision- should we expect to buy our 6 year old eye glasses?

Vision in a child: That is an expected vision result for a six year old. The need for glasses in the future can depend on other things such as family history. ...Read more

Eye Wear (Definition)

Eye wear is a device that either improves vision or protects the ...Read more