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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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?

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

Eye Wear (Definition)

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