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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
Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
How do I choose between contact lenses and eye glasses for vision correction at my young age? I'm 22 and in college. Recently, my myopia has progressed significantly, so now I need vision correction. I am otherwise healthy. Having done a lot of research a
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
My child had a 20/40 near vision and 20/30 far vision- should we expect to buy our 6 year old eye glasses?
Give them away: There are organizations, one is called new eyes for the needy. They collect used glasses. Many of these donations go overseas because of limitations in the laws in the us about repurposing eyeglasses. ...Read more
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