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Doctor insights on: Will Polarized Sunglasses Work With Only One Working Eye

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Does a clear and dark eye glasses with UV protection will helps to treat my pinguecula?

Does a clear and dark eye glasses with UV protection will helps to treat my pinguecula?

Will help some: A pinquecula is the result of irritation to the lining tissue of the eye called conjunctiva. Sun, wind, contact lenses and air pollutants will aggravate the problem so the glasses will help. Keep the eyes well lubricated with artificial tears. If it becomes reddened and inflamed you should see an ophthalmologist. It can be removed with minor surgery but may recur. ...Read more

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How does 3d vision work with one eye compared to two eyes?

How does 3d vision work with one eye compared to two eyes?

Depends on both eyes: 3d vision depends on both eyes. The brain takes the inputs from both eyes and uses the different perspectives to create the 3d image with depth perception. If you go to a 3d movie you can get an idea of how this works. If you take your glasses off you can see that there are two images projected onto the screen that combine to create the illusion of depth. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to monovision contacts other than distance only w/readers. I use a computer at work with detailed work.

What are good alternatives to monovision contacts other than distance only w/readers. I use a computer at work with detailed work.

Multifocal contacts: There are many brands of multifocal contact lenses - some are optimized for computer distance. It would be worth a trial with a few brands. ...Read more

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Should both eyes be fitted with lens for distance or only one for up close work for cataract surgery?

Should both eyes be fitted with lens for distance or only one for up close work for cataract surgery?

Worth a discussion: Using a different power in each eye, termed monovision, is a popular way to avoid the use of eyeglasses. If you get the distance power in each eye then you would need reading glasses. Consider also multifocal lenses which cost extra but can give you reasonable far and near vision after the surgery. This should be discussed with the surgeon doing the work for you. ...Read more

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Using an eyepatch to strengthen my other eye. Will this work?

Using an eyepatch to strengthen my other eye. Will this work?

Not likely: There is sporadic evidence that treating an amblyopic eye in an adult who has never been treated might provide some visual improvement. However the treatment is not tolerated by most adults. Discuss this issue with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fit regular sunglasses with prescription lenses at the optometrist?

Is it possible to fit regular sunglasses with prescription lenses at the optometrist?

Sometimes: There are difference between inexpensive "fashion" frames and "ophthalmic" frames designed for custom lenses. Visit your optician and see if your frame can be pattern matched for a prescription lens. ...Read more

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Does contact lenses and glasses work the same way?

Does contact lenses and glasses work the same way?

Yes: They both make light rays bend so that they will be in focus for you. ...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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Will wearing prescribed reading glasses all day harm my eye sight?

No: It will allow you to see well at near but the eye will not change in any way due to the wearing of the lenses. This is a common misperception. ...Read more

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I use cylindrical glasses with -1.25 power. Will it remain same for my contact lenses?

I use cylindrical glasses with -1.25 power. Will it remain same for my contact lenses?

At this power: Yes the contact lenses would be the same. But you need to have them fit with the appropriate base curve, this requires an eye care doctor to determine the fit. ...Read more

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C.R.T. Is the contact lense you wear at night, then remove in the day to achieve 20/20 vision, does this work?

C.R.T. Is the contact lense you wear at night, then remove in the day to achieve 20/20 vision, does this work?

Sort of: These contacts are designed to change to shape of the eye while asleep. The change then reverts during the day. It is expensive and the vision varies during the day as the eye changes. A better answer is to just wear contact lenses during the day or get laser done. ...Read more

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Does anti glare glasses help to reduce eye strain?I use laptop for long time.I am taking frequent breaks as suggested here to reduce eye pain.Thank yu

Does anti glare glasses help to reduce eye strain?I use laptop for long time.I am taking frequent breaks as suggested here to reduce eye pain.Thank yu

Yes : But not neccessarily with computer work. Anti glare glasses improve vision and reduce eye strain in high glare circumstances. In regular ambiant light they are equivlent to regular glasses. ...Read more

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Throw light on LASIK eye surgery. Is it save at the age of 32 years with myopia with my glass power being 4.75 spherical for both eyes?

Throw light on LASIK eye surgery. Is it save at the age of 32 years with myopia with my glass power being 4.75 spherical for both eyes?

Not recommended: It is generally not a good idea to have surgery for a benign condition. 1-2% complication rate is too high for me for a condition that can be treated without surgery. In about 10-15 years you will still need glasses, for presbyopia, even if you have lasik now. I would not recommend it. ...Read more