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Do you know of any eye conditions which result in very dark iris?
If someone gets dirt in their eye or an eyelash in their eye is it safe for you to blow air in their eye?
Can I damage my eyes if I use twice the amount of drops recommended?
Does deep vein thrombosis affect vision?
Can drinking or eating milk product cause calcium to build up in your eye? Also, if you back off dairy products does the calcium in your eye go away?
What months are busiest for eye care practices?
I have beginning macular degeneration. Is there a certain type of dark sunglasses I should wear to protect my eyes?
I am going to be doing a play in which I am supposed to be cross-eyed. Would it be possible to have contacts made that would allow me to appear cross-eyed in the right or left eye only and still not have double vision?
Should I see the doctor after hot spaghetti sauce splashed on my eyeball?
Are my orthokeratology lenses fitting correctly?
I have read that lutein and zeaxanthin along with bilberry extract is good to take for improved night vision. Is there any truth to this?
What is your view on eye exercises to improve my eyesight, e.g. the Bates method? Does it work?
Is the American osteopathic board of ophthalmology an official certification body for hospital privileges? Is it recognized by the ABMS?
As a security officer, I need to be trained for pepper spray. Will it harm by eyes with corneal transplants?
How would I classify my gold/blue central heterochromatic eyes in my paperwork? Could I just classify my eyes as more than one color?
Why do our eyes see big images in spite of having a very small retina?
I was prescribed Restasis eye drops while taking pred forte drops. Is this a problem?
What causes flat retina?
I am curious as to why my non-prescription swim goggles correct my underwater vision?
Can lutein and zeaxanthin decrease eye pressure?
Does an Avastin injection raise eye pressure?
My ophthalmologist said I had a detached vitreous in my left eye and floaters in both eyes. Can I go to the gym with this condition? It has been over one month.
Is it possible to spread staph infection from a boil on the leg to the eye if one touches their eye with a hand that has staph residue on it?
Is tearing a symptom of performance anxiety/stage fright?
Are expensive hi-def computer screens better for my aging eyes?
I am going to have a dilated eye exam and I am trying to get pregnant. Is there any potential harm to baby if I were to be pregnant when I was dilated?
What do you think of the product called Rapid Lash?
Can I make my own rewetting drops for my RPG lenses?
Why do my eyes become red hours after I wake up?
My mom had surgery seven months ago and a tumor that was resting on her optic nerves was removed from her frontal lobe. Which type of specialist would she see now to evaluate her vision?
The last two mornings I have had severe red and burning eyes after I put in my contacts. I take them out and then my eyes continue to burn and tear. I have worn contacts for a long time.
What is the best way to get rid of protein deposits on hard lenses?
If I have extreme eye pain soon after taking the eyedrops called cyorfloxcin, what should I do?
How bright does a flare have to be to harm your eye?
Is light therapy OK with glaucoma?
Can swim goggles have any adverse effects on the eye such as a torn retina?
What does my daughter's vision screening fail mean?
Why would the sclera wrinkle and fold?
I’m 14 and my eye color appears to be changing. Why is this happening?
Is it true that taking high doses of omega 3 is good to improve dry eyes?
Can caffeine withdrawal affect your vision?
Would salt in my diet increase my eye pressure?
Are beta carotene and lutein in high doses compatible?
Can food or orange juice make my flashes go away?
Why are my pupils so naturally large?
Is it safe to use products to tint your eyebrows?
Are volunteer groups' school vision screenings good enough?
Would brief exposure to light from a projector harm a child’s eyes?
After I read for a while, I cannot see clearly in the distance. I see double. Why is that?
Can I wear contact lenses if I have drusen?
Can my pink eye be causing a droopy eyelid?
What is the best product to clean your prosthetic eye with?
Will the LED headlight I use damage my retinas?
Do amphetamines affect pupillary dilation?
Will honey eye baths harm my eyes?
Can an eye doctor test for autoimmune disease or does it have to be a primary care doctor?
Will high blood pressure affect the size of the pupils in the eye?
Are FML eye allergy drops safe if I've had herpes simplex, but never had it in my eye?
What are some eye diseases and conditions commonly found in more economically developed countries such as the UK and USA?
Are there ophthalmologists who specialize in doing vision tests for patients with dementia and aphasia?
Is sunlight reflected off of a computer screen as dangerous as looking into the sun?
Is there another way to examine the retina, other than a handheld light?
How long can I keep using Tetracaine Ophthalmic Solution once it's opened?
How can I figure out what skin products are irritating my eyes?
How do I treat poison ivy on my eyelid?
If I have a bacterial eye infection do I need to wear a patch over the eye?
I accidentally looked at the sun very briefly. Have I damaged my eyes?
Fluorescent lights affect my vision. Is there something I can do to help with the cloudiness and glare from these lights?
Will my daughter’s burned eyelashes grow back?
Is there anything I can do to help a posterior vitreous detachment?
Can I swim while my eyes are dilated?
Is there an eye drop to reverse the result of eye dilation drops?
Is it possible to get eye damage from the slit lamp test?
Why has the outer layer of my eye started sliding and wrinkling?
Can cataracts result from certain vitamin deficiencies, like beta carotene?
Can tight-fitting goggles raise eye pressure and cause glaucoma or other damage?
Can I go to tanning beds a year after cataract surgery?
My 1-year-old daughter has red spots on the white of her eye. Is this something to be worried about and what causes it?
Is my eyelid supposed to be slightly over my iris?
Every few days it feels like there is something in my eye for a while.
What should I do after getting raw chicken juice in my eye?
Is it dangerous to leave a pinguecula untreated?
How long has OCT scanning been used in ophthalmology?
Is it safe to use contact solution to rinse out your eyes?
Will it cause long-term damage to your vision or eyes to loosely cover them with a dark blindfold all the time?
Is it OK to rub and touch your eyes?
Is it necessary to have your eyes dilated every year?
If I have Parkinson's (a disease of the brain that causes shaking) do I need to see a special eye doctor?
Are there any eye procedures that can be performed to change my eye color?
I can see and feel my pulse in the vision of my left eye. What might this be?
My son cut up a jalapeño pepper and touched his eye while wearing contacts. Should he throw his contacts away?
Sometimes one of my eyes blinks slower than the other.
Is it true that we are born with our eyeballs already full grown?
Can the iris of one eye be larger than the other?
I have noticed that my eyelids are less visible. I have also noticed that I seem to see better when I lift my lids manually. Could this be a side effect of Botox?
My grandson had his eyes dilated this morning and the ophthalmologist stated it could take up to 24 hours before the eyes return to normal. Is this true?
Is there a rapid test for pink eye that can help differentiate viral from bacterial conjunctivitis, like a rapid strep test?
Can being in the snow for three hours cause you to see colors wrong? For example white objects look yellow, blue objects look green except on the edges were you see blue?
I have been wearing 2-week disposable contacts for eight years. All of a sudden, my contacts hardly improve my vision and are blurry.
What parts of the eye constitutes the lid margin?
Is Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) safe in a pediatric setting?
Do ophthalmologists prefer that those seeking eye wellness exams and vision correction exams see an optometrist, or are Eye MDs just as happy to see patients for these reasons?
How Close Should Security Be Seated to their Monitoring Screens?
Is it possible for your eyes to be overdilated at the doctor's office?
Is it normal for the underneath of my top eyelid to be a white color? The inside of my lower eye lid is also pale.
Is it possible that too much time spent with a handheld device can harm your eyes?
Can my primary care doctor refer me to a retina eye doctor or should I see a comprehensive ophthalmologist?
When I took out my contact lenses I experienced severe burning and pain. When I put the contacts back in, the pain and burning stops.
Does the Lipiflow treatment for dry eyes work?
What might yellowing of the eye lens at age 25 mean?
How is a "target" IOP determined?
Are there any possible visual or eye-related side effects or risks associated with Vyvanse® for ADHD?
As a spray painter who uses no eye protection from latex paint spray mist, what health problems am I exposed to?
If contacts are left in someone’s eyes for too long and Visine and saline solution create a burning sensation, would coconut oil be an effective alternative?
What is the best method to measure visual acuity?
My grandson lets his hair fall over one eye keeping it constantly covered.
What type of ophthalmologist should I see for night blindness?
Is Tobrex a good first line antibiotic for conjunctivitis?
I was having a shower and liquid soap entered my eyes. It was a burning sensation for 10 minutes.
Can over-the-counter eye drops (used approx. 3 times a day for over 10 years) cause high eye pressure?
Does prolonged steroid use affect vision?
Are cerulean blue eyes a guy thing?
Once I have lost vision from bacterial keratitis will it ever return?
A friend of mine is boiling water and adding a bit of honey to them and using this as eyedrops to "lighten" her eyes. Is it healthy? Is it dangerous?
Can the fungi from athlete’s foot be transferred to the eye?
Is it safe to put food coloring in your eyes for a scary Halloween effect?
What are the side effects of lubricating eye drops?
I am taking Halaven chemo and it has given me very watery eyes. What can I take to stop tearing and dripping?
I think I am color blind but am not sure. Are there tests to verify color blindness?
When a boxer gets knocked out in a fight, why do the pupils always roll to the back of their head?
Does spending 24 hours in total darkness hurt your eyes?
Are colored cosmetic lenses safe?
What does it mean that I have 'recessed orbits'?
Are there any safe and effective nonprescription eyelash growth enhancers?
Can you swim with pink eye?
Can I watch TV and play computer games if I have macular edema due to a car accident?
I have poison ivy in my eye. What should I do?
Does watching TV and/or using a computer about one or two hours after having your eyes dilated cause any problems to your eyesight?
My 5-year-old has a gray spot on the white of her eye. I was just wondering what may cause this.
My 20-month-old grandson has a black mole on the inside of his lower eyelid by his tear duct. Do we have reason to be concerned?
When I press on my eyes when they're closed they feel abnormally soft and squishy.
Is the degradation of depth perception an inevitable result of aging?
Can you tell me if the eyes are the easiest part of your body for the sun's rays to harm and the hardest to repair?
My ophthalmologist wants to do a three snip procedure for my blocked tear duct. Can you tell me anything more about this procedure?
Are there certain foods or vitamins that will decrease your chances of getting glaucoma?
Is there any treatment that will help a broken blood vessel in the eye? How long will it take to heal?
How does an ophthalmoscope account for the doctor's vision?
How does high blood pressure affect vision?
Is there any surgery or treatment available for Leber's eye disease?
Since she started losing her vision, my mother has been experiencing hallucinations. Is there any treatment for this?
I've been rejected as a pilot after my medical evaluation, because my corneas aren't thick enough. How does this hamper flying performance?
I have had a small ring similar to a smoke ring that floats in various locations in my right eye.
Is there another drug besides prednisone for scleritis?
What is the length of time an Avastin injection is effective (or, is working)?
Do you recommend that women remove their eye makeup before either they themselves or a nurse or MD instills eye drops?
Can I use antibiotic drops and moisture drops together?
My 73-year-old father has been diagnosed with dry AMD. Should I start taking an AREDS supplement?
What could a dark circle on the retina signify?
What is the best way to put drops into your eyes?
I’m having a lump on my bottom eyelid removed and the eye doctor said he has to send it to the lab to be examined under a microscope to see what it is. What are those people called?
What is a technician in an ophthalmologist's office trained or permitted to do to and for the patient?
I’m looking for an ophthalmologist that will see a dog with problems. My vet couldn’t help my dog. Will an Eye M.D. see dogs?
How can I relieve the burning sensation in my son’s eyes after swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool?
Can stress cause temporary visual loss/disturbance?
Many face creams/lotions say avoid eye area, so how do I moisturize my eyelids?
What is stereopsis?
What makes the skin area around the eyes black?
My daughter's sclera have become yellow recently while she is in Costa Rica. What could cause this other than jaundice?
I can only cry out of one eye.
How valid are the claims of Changizi for his glasses that "cure" color blindness?
What type of liquid soap can I wash my hands with before handling contacts?
What is the physical size of the optic nerve? What can you compare the average size (diameter) to?
About once or twice a month I have these strange pulsing images in both my eyes. I can see them even when I close my eyes.
I'm having an in-hospital biopsy and removal of a cyst on the surface of my eye. What can I expect and can you tell me more about this?
I’m experiencing intense itching mostly on the lower inner lid of one eye. This has been going on for about a month. What could it be?
What are the effects of shining a very bright flashlight in the eyes during darkness?
I'm pregnant and have cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity. Could my vision get worse as my pregnancy progresses?
Are Xperio glasses beneficial for my eyes if I have AMD?
What causes objects to appear to become smaller and move away from you? This usually happens just at bedtime.
One of my eyes looks smaller than the other but I think it’s just sitting back more in the socket than the other. Are there any exercises or treatments to bring the eye forward?
I get eye crust every morning and in the afternoon too (without taking any naps). Is there a way to stop that?
I am 56 years old and have been wearing an artificial eye since 1962. At the moment the eye glass looks very small and falls off sometimes. How can I replace it?
Is there a contact lens that could be prescribed for my right eye to match the color of my left?
Is my husband helping or hurting his eyes by "shaking" them for exercise?
I have just had laser treatment and am using Azopt and Zioptan drops. Will they interfere with the 2MG Coumadin I take daily?
Can glasses or strabismus make ocular dominance testing inaccurate?
Do babies need 50 times more light or 50 times less light to see what an adult sees? Also, do babies see color at birth?
Is ripping of the muscle during a strabismus surgery normal?
I have a silver streak that looks like a piece of tinsel on a Christmas tree that appears on the right corner of my right eye.
If I pop the stye on my eye, will that cause more serious damage? Is it safe to pop it?
My elderly father commented that he is "seeing objects backwards.” Is this possible and what might this be?
I had my left eye removed in 1958. The doctor placed an implant in the socket at that time.
Would Ocuvite for adults 50+ be OK to take for someone with a mild case of Graves'?
I was just wondering if it is safe to use olive oil as an eye makeup remover?
Can tunnel vision be corrected? Is there a way to recover lost peripheral vision?
Can a dilated eye exam cause floaters?
Can conjunctivitis cause your eyes not to dilate?
I have a 9-year-old niece with high myopia of around -15 D
I have a prosthetic eye and I have been using the same eye drops (Alcon Enuclene) since I was 1 year old and I am currently 22 years old.
What is a mass of cells in the eye? Should I be worried?
Is it possible—through either eye disease or injury—to lose the ability to blink?
I'm very worried because I just realized that I see differently with one eye than the other. I see colors darker with my right eye. Colors appear warmer with the right eye and colder with my left.
Is it harmful to watch 3D movies with retinal vein thrombosis? I will be having treatment next month.
I burned a large amount of debris and right after I started experiencing red eyes, pain, tearing, and sensitivity to light and heat.
I have very small pupils and ptosis. Would you recommend a doctor dilate my eyes and then use the large machine with the bright green light to check my retina and health of my eyes?
Which generic anti-inflammatory prescription eye drop does not raise intraocular pressure?
For about a year now my vision blurs and gets distorted as though I'm looking through water droplets or tears. It does not clear up with blinking. I've had floaters for years but this is different.
Can a stye in one eye infect the other eye?
What causes one pupil not to react to light properly?
Is it safe to put cold-pressed castor oil in my eyes?
If my eyesight has improved since last eye examination and I still need glasses, can I keep the glasses I already have or should I use new ones to suit my improved vision?
Are ultra-sonic cleaning machines safe to use on gas permeable lenses?
My son can't open his eyes. He has been sick the past couple days with the flu and now he can’t open his eyes. They are not red nor do they have discharge but they are extremely sensitive to light. What might this be?
I've been told I have early UV damage to my lenses. I also have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and light box therapy has been recommended.
What is treatment for staph infection of the eyelash/eyelid?
What's best color of light to read by? White or yellow? Or to have on in the house?
I have a dark spot in my vision in low light situations after I sustained minimal blunt trauma to the eye region.
Any idea why a 59-year-old male would have recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage in the same spot in right eye after cataract surgery?
My elderly mother used to take an eye vitamin supplement, as recommended by her retinal specialist for her macular degeneration, along with a daily multivitamin/mineral tablet.
What could cause eyebrow pain and swelling?
What does it mean when one pupil dilates and the other does not?
My mom had an appointment for a colon test which required she be put to sleep. After she woke up, she felt her eye burning and it was red. Do you think that maybe the gas that they use to put her to sleep got in her eye and it caused her irritation?
I think I may have an eye infection caused by wearing my contacts.
I’m experiencing the symptoms of eye sensitivity to light, pain under my eyeball, pressure on my eye, and difficulty keeping my eye open. Do these symptoms point to anything that can be a cause of major concern?
Is it possible to get an accurate exam with someone who is not able to follow instructions?
I cut the white part of my eye with my sharp fingernail and now there is a blood spot. Will it be OK or should I see an Eye M.D.?
A bluish-gray discoloration in the white of the eye is a symptom of what?
Lately when I read shadows appear around the words and also the words are smearing downwards. Why is this happening?
I had my eyes dilated for a routine examination today. I am wondering if I should be concerned that my pupils are returning to pre-dilation conditions at different rates.
I have an unusual symptom I hope you can explain to me. The center of whatever I look at sometimes appears to move around slightly by stretching, oscillating, or swerving.
My 86-year-old father "felt" a blood vessel burst in his eye late at night.
Who should have a digital retinal examination?
Does large weight loss cause vision change?
I just got eye drops for pink eye. The prescription says to use them every three hours. Can every three hours be right?
Three days ago I was involved in a car accident. The air bag deployed and my right eye was left swollen.
What can I do to prevent ischemic optic neuropathy?
Dye was injected into my vein to photograph my eyes. The photos showed a white glob in center of eyeball. What does this signify?
What is a gel sack in the eye? Where in the eye is it located and what does it do?
When I move my hand in front of my face I see my hand leaving a trace between the first and the last positions of my hand movement.
I have a small white boil near the pupil on the white part of the eye. It’s not painful, but has some irritation. Is this anything to worry about?
What causes an “eye blister” to form in the eye? How serious is it and how do you get rid of it?
Is a technician in a surgeon's office equally qualified as the surgeon to perform the pre-operative measuring prior to the surgery?
I have a kidney transplant scheduled in two weeks. My wife is the donor and has had pink eye for a week. Will they still perform the surgery?
Is it safe to fly after having your eyes dilated?
What would cause me to get dizzy during a visual field test?
If you were to blow too hard when using the Valsalva maneuver method to pop your ears (closing nostrils and blowing), could it damage the eyes?
I was wondering what they use to make the glasses with transition adaptive lenses work? Is it a type of glass or a tint that is installed in the lenses?
My eyes hurt once I've taken out my contacts. Like something is in it, but nothing is. It hurts until I wake up in the morning. Is it something to worry about?
What problems can result from a smoker using contact lenses?
How long after having your eyes dilated can you use artificial tears?
The clear coating on my eye is torn. Does this require treatment or will it heal on its own?
Should I see a doctor after wearing colored contacts that caused my eyes to burn?
Can contact lenses covered in shower gel harm your eye?
I see a spot in my vision following surgery. What could this be?
What might explain episodes of dilated pupils?
If you wear an outdated pair of contact lenses, can it harm your eyes?
I've been diagnosed with calcium deposits behind my eyes--what causes this and what is the treatment, if any?
If you have a stye in your eye and it bleeds a little, does that mean it's draining?
I just started wearing eyeglasses and now my nose hurts. What should I do about this?
Is it possible that exposure to cleaning products five years ago caused permanent damage to my eyes?
My left eye retinal tear was repaired by laser about five months ago. I still see the odd floaters. How long will I have to rest before I can play golf?
My eyes feel numb like they do after an eye exam. What could this mean?
I'm blind in one eye and wear a cosmetic lens with a pupil in that eye, but my pupils don't look even. Is it possible to wear a contact lens in my working eye that would make my pupil smaller?
How does the thickness of the cornea affect eye pressure?
My grandson is able to move one eye in a different direction to the other at will. Is this a problem?
What is a VEP test? (Visual Evoked Potential)
Can you tell me if I can get a driving license if I have a detached retina?
I had a subconjunctival hemorrhage about a year ago. From what I have noticed, the red eye seemed to heal on its own. However, there is still a reddish-brown spot appearing after the eye healed. Is it possible to get rid of this lingering spot?
Can warm tea bag compresses help reduce infections of the eye?
What causes colors to register differently?
Would you think the light from an interactive laser pointer used with white boards can be damaging for the (teacher’s) eyes? Especially when the pointer is coming from the back of the classroom?
Can vision change after being in a coma?
My son was born with a smaller pupil than the other. Why and what is it?
My son was using the weed trimmer and a rock hit his eye. I think it hit his eyelid and it caused the eye to dilate--will this be all right? He says he can see fine.
If a person's eyesight is all right but he or she is not able to open eyes in normal day light, what sort of disease is this?
What is the reason for different colors of cups or hoods of eyedroppers?
Is there any blood in a nevus?
After sustained periods of near work it feels as if a curtain is covering my right eye.  What is it? Do I need glasses or something?
Is it possible to get an eye pressure measuring device for the home that will not make direct contact with the eye?
My left eye lens has been burned by viewing the solar eclipse. I cannot see properly through this eye now. Is there a treatment for this?
I went for an HRT3 eye scan today but during the scan they said they couldn't continue as it wasn't giving them the information they needed
I had cataract surgery and also have Fuchs’. I see halos around lights. I heard that brown lenses help this during the day and yellow lenses help this during the night. Is this true?
Can lingering heavy bombardment radiation cause eye problems in very young men?
Is there anything that can be done about a very visible red blood vessel that I have in the white of my eye? I do wear contact lenses.
Is it possible for chemo use to cause changes in your eye sight?
Is it necessary to have your eyes dilated at each vision check?
I have been taking Celexa for anxiety, and it has given me photophobia. Will this go away after I discontinue the Celexa and can photophobia cause permanent damage?
Can an optometrist check your eyes for signs of macular degeneration?
Can you tell me the standard recommendation for the shelf-life of over-the-counter eye drops once opened?
Why are the whites of my eyes muddy yellow, brown and red when I wear makeup or am sleep-deprived?
My prescription has changed to add prism because of double vision at times. The doctor says it is a "muscular problem." Are there any exercises I can do to strengthen the eye muscles?
My 23-month-old son has what I think is a depth perception problem. His eyes aren’t "lazy" and I don’t see any cloudiness. We need help as he runs into things that are right in front of him.
What has caused my eye color to change from dark brown to green?
Is there a preferred brand of contact lenses for those that suffer from dry eye?
Why does my teenager have eye pain when watching TV, using the computer, or playing video games?
I’m having my eyes dilated and wondered if the use of Flomax and Avodart will prolong the dilation or interfere with the dilation in any other way.
As a welder, what shade of safety glass should I wear underneath my welding shield to better protect my eyes?
I have a red bump on the inside of my eyelid. It does not hurt but I can feel it when I touch my eyelid. What is it?
Do eye drops used to numb the eye for an examination drain into the nasal and sinus cavities? If so does that present a health risk?
Is smoking marijuana harmful like smoking cigarettes for the AMD patient? What is the reason smoking is bad for the eyes? Is it the smoke or the nicotine in the blood stream?
How do you remove whiteheads and red scaly bumps from your eyelid?
Can sunlight glare from snow cause AMD or contribute to it?
Why does it feel like something is rubbing against my eye when I blink?
Does doing close-up work like reading a book or playing video games cause myopia to increase? What are the recommendations for people who play video games? How many hours should they play?
I have highly myopic eyes and read that this condition carries an increased risk of retinal detachment resulting from trauma to the head. I know boxing and kickboxing are discouraged, but what about intense cardio workouts, weight training
If I leave my gas permeable lens solution at home, is it OK to use solution for soft lenses?
Are there any ophthalmologically endorsed eye makeup brands? I've recently been diagnosed with blepharitis and wish to use only those brands that have been tested ophthalmologically?
I think I have a contact lens-induced eye infection. What are these eye infections called medically and are there medications I can take prior to my appointment?
What is the importance of fundoscopy?
I got paint in my eye—what should I do?
How harmful is it for a patient to bend after an eye surgery?
What is a recommended eye drop for a possible corneal abrasion at least until a doctor can be seen?
I was at work picking up a wooden pallet and debris fell into my left eye causing bloodshot, headache, and runny nose—how do I treat this?
Two days ago I was diagnosed with bacterial pink eye and was prescribed Ciloxan. Am I allowed to go in the sun while having pink eye? I live in Florida and was thinking of laying out in my back yard
I'm noticing a kaleidoscope image at edge of eye—what might this be?
What are "normal" results of an eye exam? Other than 20/20, what are normal axis and sphere numbers.
I took an AARP driver safety course recently in which it was recommended that because older eyes lose the ability to admit light in the neighborhood of 50 percent, that seniors should wear only UVA and UVB protective sunglasses of the wraparound
I am a high school health instructor and we are studying the senses right now . My students had some good questions that I couldn't answer. 1) Why do some people who are blind keep their eyes open
What may be the cause and solution of an inflamed/swollen lacrimal gland (per an MRI)?
Is there a device on the market that would help someone with a tremor to insert and take out contact lenses?
Is it OK to fly with a previously laser-repaired retinal tear that was a result of trauma?
I think my daughter has an eye bigger than the other. Is this common? I think she has congenital glaucoma after reading online about it.
I‘ve had very sore eyes for over a month. I work outdoors and wondered if eyes can get sunburned.
Are styes in the eye contagious?
I had my first child in 2008, and I had a detached retina in my left eye in 2009.
I have chronic posterior blepharitis that affects my daily living and work life. Aside from hot compresses two times daily, flax seed and omega 3, is there anything else I can do? I am 56 and this condition has become debilitating since menopause 3 years
Does swimming in a pool have any long term effects on dry eye syndrome?
What are the precautions to be taken to prevent recurrence of herpes virus in the cornea?
When I look at a grid the lines look wavy. Is that a problem?
After getting diagnosed with conjunctivitis, how long do I have to wait to wear new makeup so it won’t spread to my eyes again?
What is low eye pressure and does it cause any damage to your eyes?
Will high myopia ever stabilize and if so, at what age does this happen? Can people with high myopia expect to live a normal life and do things like drive a car and work a regular job?
Is it bad for my 7-year-old daughter to wear clear, plastic, fashionable eyeglasses for fun without a prescription when she does not need them?
I am a 50-year-old woman. I suddenly lost sight in my left eye and had a solid white light instead, which then began to pulsate. Within ten minutes it went away. What does this mean?
I am a diabetic and I take "Ocuvite Adult 50+." Will this help my vision?
One of my pupils dilates more than the other. This only occurs upon dilation. They are both equally reactive to light. It started this week. I am currently using the computer and studying most of the day. I do not have any visual deficits
What would be the cause of feeling pressure behind the eye? Very dry, some redness. Feels, but does not look swollen. There is also pressure in the sinuses. Mainly on the left side.
How long can a person with symptoms of a detached retina wait to see an ophthalmologist safely before permanent damage could occur?
What is eye pressure?
I have bad glare at night from the headlights of oncoming cars. It makes it difficult and uncomfortable to drive. Any suggestions on what can reduce my glare?
How can hormonal imbalance affect eye health, specifically, the glands that produce the oil that helps your tears "sit" on your eye?
I was poked in the eye with a finger and immediately felt dizzy and had double images in my eye. Now my eye often gets painful, sensitive to light and it's red.
I have redness, extreme sensitivity to light, soreness and discoloration around my iris. What could this be?
How do you treat scleritis and how long does it take to resolve?
I was punched by an elbow on my eye by accident almost 2 days ago. It was painful but it was looking normal. This afternoon I noticed blood on my eye, blurry vision and a very light pain.
I have got this strange problem; the picture I get into my right eye is approx. 30-50% smaller than the picture I get into my left eye. Both pictures are otherwise perfect.
what is ocular histoplasmosis?
Hello I have a misaligned eye that goes inward. How can I resolve this matter? I’m a 39-year-old male.
I have recurring uveitis. It comes back once or twice a year.
I have bifocal transition eye glasses. Do I need to purchase some other type of sunglasses? Because they change with the light, I'm thinking I don't , is this true?
I am 56 years old. Can crossing of the eyes be due to extreme fatigue? I'm having trouble keeping my eyes straight and focused.
Since 3D movies are readily available are prescription 3D glasses available? If not, are they on the foreseeable horizon?
I have a transparent jelly like glob on my right eyeball. I tried to move and pull it out and was startled when it, didn't move, but instead caused some discomfort.
I had my corneal transplant some years ago - is it okay to have that eye dilated?
Is eye pain common post LASIK surgery? How long does the cornea take to heal after LASIK?
I have a cloudy spot on my cornea and I’m 20 years old. What could this be?
I’m a 43-year-old man, and I can’t even remember the last time I had my eyes checked. My vision is terrific. Do I even need to get an eye exam?
Are fluorescent lights worse for your eyes than incandescent lights?
Are there any useful supplements for glaucoma, or are they a waste of money?
Can sitting too close to the TV damage your eyes?
How can I stop the spasm on my eyelids? First it was one eye, then both of them. And now it's in different places around the eye. I am only 40 years old. Thanks!
How can I tell if I have an eye infection or pink eye? My eye started watering last night and now it is slightly swollen and pink. What should I do for it?
I have a red mark on my eye that got bigger. I have been told it is bloodshot but it has been in my eye for two days now, I woke up and noticed the mark, it stings when I blink and I touched it and it really hurt. Can you help? Thanks.
I work with computers all day (nine hours) and I use the computer at home a lot and read books. How much damage am I doing to my eyes and how long would you recommend the use of computers?
My husband believes that the UV coating on his prescription lenses is enough to protect his eyes from the sun. What recommendations do you have concerning prescription lenses with UV coating versus sunglasses? Thank you.
My son is 19 and has always had problems with his eyes. I want laser surgery for him. They told me to wait until he's 21. Right now he's at a negative 9 in the right eye and a negative 9.5 in left eye. How bad is that?
My son is a tennis player and is out in the sun for long periods of time. He wears a hat but should he also be wearing sunglasses? I have heard from some experts that sunglasses are actually not good for your eyes.
What medication is used to treat a fungal eye infection?
Do contacts cause floaters to become larger and more frequent? Do they also aid in the beginning of flashes?
How do I know if a floater is a sign of a serious problem? Also are there general timelines for how long floaters last?
I am 54 years old and my eyes have been diagnosed with dry eyes and the doctor put me on Restasis prescription which I have been on for about six months now. Will I have to be on this forever?
I have been told by a woman that her doctor instructed her to take fish oil or flaxseed oil gels, for "dry eye" problems. After two weeks of taking one 1000 mg flaxseed gel daily, her dry eye problems have diminished.
My eyes always seem to be dry these days. I never had this problem before, but they always seem scratchy and irritated. I’m a 52-year-old woman in otherwise normal health. Do you know what might be the cause of this problem?
What is the best treatment for dry eye?
What does a diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment mean? Does one have to be careful about traveling or taking a plane when this problem is happening?
Do you apply a chemical ice pack to an eye injury or not?
Hi, I'm 39 years old and I am legally blind in both my eyes. The glasses I wear are very thick and I want to know if I am able to wear contacts? If so, are they going to be expensive?
I am a 45-year-old female. I have always had 20/20 vision. Over the past few months, I have had to rely on reading glasses on and off. I contributed this to age factor.
I am both nearsighted and farsighted and began wearing my glasses full time about five years ago at age 48.
I am not sure whether I should get my eye examination done from an ophthalmologist or from an optometrist. Please clarify from whom should I get my annual eye examination.
I do have allergies but I never had my eyes secrete mucus matter and water like they are doing for the past two days. I got some over-the-counter eyedrops that have an antihistamine in it.
I have a problem at night playing team tennis. I cannot see the ball until its almost over the net. What kind of glasses can I get for night vision? Would this also help with night driving? (I do not require any corrective measures for my eyes.)
I have lower eyelashes on one eye, growing inward toward my nose and up rubbing on my sclera, causing irritation particularly when reading or doing close work. Any suggestions? Thank you.
I want to get colored contacts, but I do not wear any right now. How do I find out my eye size?
My daughter is 12 and we just realized about six months ago that she is color blind. I'm not exactly sure how long it has been, but I'm sure it wasn't always there.
My doctor informed me that without contacts or glasses, I am legally blind. What does this mean?
My husband always uses protective eyewear when he’s in his workshop, but now he’s telling me that I should use it when I’m out working in the yard. Do I really need to have protective eyewear to do my gardening chores?
My husband is 55 years old and only needs glasses to read. How often should he have an eye exam?
My mother is 90 and has macular degeneration. I am 58, should I be taking any special supplements?
My son is only 11 and he wants to wear contacts, I think he's too young. Is there a specific age for contact wearers?

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