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 Can I get my eyes tested for no cost?
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 I just got contacts and my eyes are burning...?
they burn, and i just got my contacts 4 or 5 hours ago. should i use some eyedrops or something? Is this normal?...


 Should I wear my glasses all the time?
I can't see things long distance but I dno I just feel more comfortable always wearing them. I was told not to wear them all the time, but I have a feeling it'll be really uncomfortable to ...


 Do I need to wash my contact lens case?
I have daily disposables, and I haven't used my case in two weeks. I want to use it tomorrow for a short time. Do I need to wash the case before putting in fresh solution?...


 I can't open my eye!?
ok so, ive had a bad cold recently but it's starting to go
but yesterday i noticed my right eye hurt when i blinked or w.e
now when i woke up i couldn't open it at all! it was ...


 Would I need glasses or not?
Since Ive started school, whenever the teacher puts something up on the overhead, I can barely see the words.It looks blurry, and I always squint to look at it and my head hurts
I can read just ...


 I wore my contacts to long and eye is sensitive and sore what can i do?
I wore my contacts to long and now one eye is senstive to light and sore. Can i do anything to help it?...


 How do you know if a contact lens falls out or is 'stuck in your eye'?
I have soft contacts. i can't see the contact at all but i feel like there's something there when i try to grasp the contact. do you think it fell out? i just all of a sudden couldn'...


 If you loose your glasses do you need a new prescription to order a new pair from the same place?
It has been a little over a year since the prescription was written. Will I need to visit the optometrist again inorder to replace my lost glasses or can I simply reorder my original glasses? (...


 Can contact lenses really improve your eyesight?
Or is it just a scam to get my mom to buy me contact lenses?

Yesterday my mom took me to the eye doctor because my eyes were red and infected. The doctor gave me eye drops. My mom told the ...


 is my eye color special at all?
ok i dont want any negative comments about my eye color. that will just make me feel terrible.
they're brown. but in the sunlight they're the exact color of my hair (i have red hair. ...


 How can this be prevented?? any experiences? ?
My eyes seems to be feeling weird these days. Everytime, I look towards the sun, street lights, or bright lights, I tend to have migrane? it doesnt hurt or I dont feel dizzy... but I tend to see ...


 If you were blind, how much would you be willing to pay, to be able to see again?
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 Can you take this eye dominance test for me?
I'm doing a science fair project on ocular eye dominance, testing if being right-handed means you have a dominant right eye, or vice versa. Although I already know the answer, I need more ...


 i have an eye lash stuck in my eye... how can i get it out?
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 My Pupil Keeps Getting Bigger And Smaller!!! help!!?
i noticed just before that one of my pupils was noticeably bigger than the other :O! then as i kept looking i realised the pupil keeps getting bigger, then smaller again! this is the pupil in my left ...


 Contact lenses: If I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?
Your Question
Contact lenses: If I wear mine for too long will they damage my eyes?
I wear hard lenses and fell asleep with my lens in the other day, and had to keep it in when I got up in ...


 Do you need a prescription to get colored contacts?
Question explains itself..

Can you get colored contacts without a prescription?...


 operation tommorow....................??????
it is currently 2:06am i have not long turned 16 ......if you are wondering why i am up so late it is because i am watching wrestling anyway i have an op this morning i am not sure what time i think ...


 how old do you have to be to buy contact lenses?
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Govna;;
Eye Problems =[?
Im 13 years old and im having problems with my eyes. When I sit on the floor just a little bit away from the tv, I go into the guide and I have to squint so that I can read it. Everything that I do.. I like squint all the time.. im getting sick of it. My eyes hurt all the time and I just cant take it. I tell my mom and dad about it and all they say is that I have to wait till January because my mom cant add me to her insurance to then.. and if i have to get glasses she doesn't want to pay 200 dollars for them. But I dont want to wait anymore. What should I do? Just keep squinting and wait till January..? Or what.. I dont know what to do.. not squit. Its not an option because that's all i do. =[ Please help.
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And when im on the computer.. i squint all the time to read stuff.. i really can't take the squinting.. it just hurts my eyes.
                      








i dont know
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you should try to eat a lot of carrots because they help your eyes and try not to watch tv and use the computer. try to find something else to do. i dont know about the squinting part but eat more carrots though. and squinting strains your eyes.


Shortwolf
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ask for contacts


gapeach
It definitely sounds like you need glasses, and your best option would be to wait, unless you could pay for it on your own, and since you're only 13, I'm guessing you can't. Until then though, you could try eye exercises that you can find through nay online search, and make sure you take breaks when watching tv or working on the computer.


Lori L O^O
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Wxplain to your family that medical care is part of being a parent and they could be reported for child neglect becuase you need to see an eye doctor.


rt1290
squinting makes your eyesight worse, you need to get glasses! ask your mom if your eyesight is less important to her than money.


Shelly
You need to have your mom make an appointment with a eye doctor. The exam through an optomitrist is roughly $40-$50 glasses you can find specials all the time. You only have one set of eyes and they can't be neglected. I hate to say this but ask grandMA or grandpa. Someone. Sit your mom down and explain youre scared you need to see the eye doctor. When you do and have to get glasses, start helping out around the house for a while.


pazzo
ok... i had the same problem in 5th grade,,,,,,,, your going to need glasses for school it will make school a lot easier and you will get better grades. so tell your parents that you need glasses now, because you won't be able to read the whiteboard or overhead at school... causing you to get bad grades.


C.C.
Talk to your school nurse and see if they can help you get glasses. Or you can talk to your family doctor about this they'll help you get your own insurance. Dont keep squinting because by the time you get glasses your case may be worse!


angbach
I had very bad eye problems (conjunctivitis in both eyes) a few months ago. I went to a very good eye doctor who gave me medication to clear up my problem.

After I was better, he wanted to see me again. He told me that my eyes are basically okay. I told him that my eyes hurt and I squint when I'm on the computer. Guess what he said? Stay on the computer for only intervals of about 20 minutes and even while you're doing that, look away from the screen from time to time.

He said it could be that my eyes are just plain tired and need rest. I trust this man and what I'd advise you to do is exactly what he told me. As soon as you have the insurance, go to an eye doctor and have yourself checked out.

Hope I helped you.


koolaid_dude91
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Would you typically say that you can't see things that are close to you, or far away? If you have trouble seeing far away, then you are near sighted. If you are the opposite and can't see close up, then you are far sighted. Either way, you will need to get your eyes checked out by your optometrist. Only he/she can give you a clear answer.


pumky_2001
Tell your school nurse to do a vision check then take the results to your parents. Tell the nurse to do a follow up if they have not done anything for you. (maybe it will humiliate them). Money should never be the factor, esp. with eyes---you only have 2 of them.


hileena82000
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YOUR EYES ARE IMPORTANT........I'm in the UK so things are different here.....your age, checks are free and glasses are cheaper....but that shouldn't make any difference....Tell your mam and dad ...make them understand how bad you are.....you cant wait for a check up indefinately. If that doesn't work......what about school.....could you tell a teacher there? What about other adults......friends of your mams.....humilate them by telling them that she wont get your eyse checked because of the money.
Over here I think if you went to Social Services that would be counted as neglect and something would be done about it....what about over there? is ther a similar thing?


Terri
:( That's sad about your vision. I know what that's like- I had to wear the same glasses from the time I was in elementary school til almost high school because my family couldn't afford them. Maybe if your mom takes you to wal-mart or another department store eye doctor it will be cheaper. I got a set of lense and frames at walmart one time for 45 bucks and my exam I think was 70. As far as the computer goes- I agree with everybody else- take breaks from it. Also, if you have Internet Explorer 7, in the bottom right hand corner of the browser you can zoom and make the web pages larger. I find myself having to do that at times. I hope you get some relief soon.


Paul MB
You are apparently nearsighted. Myopic.

This means that you have stronger than normal eyes. The light rays, instead of being focused ON the retina, are bent so much, they focus in front of the retina. How close they are focused is determined by measuring the distance from your eyes.

The power of the lens you need to correct your vision is equal to how powerful your eyes are.

If you are focused at a meter in front of you, that means that your lens system is a +1.00 too powerful. So you'll need a -1.00 to correct for that.

if you are focused at a half meter in front of you, you'll need a -2.00 lens to move you out to normal.

If you are focused a third of a meter, you are +3.00 too powerful and you'll need a -3.00 lens to move that focal point out to infinity or optical infinity.

If 1/4 of a meter or 25 cm., you'll ned a -4.00

If 1/5 of a meter, a -5.00

When light goes through a lens, the central light ray does NOT deviate. It goes straight through like going through a window.

As the rays get further away from that center light ray, they bend more and more, so that all the light rays bend and cross the center at the same point, the focal point. The distance from the lens to the focal point is the focal distance of that lens or lens system.


soooooo, if you squint, you make it so you are looking through just the central light rays, and things seem clearer. You can squint ALL you want to and it will NOT hurt your eyes. Might get a headache, but won't harm you.

Eye exercises won't do anything either. You are myopic, at a certain amount like you are tall at a certain height, or blond, or blue eyed or brown eyed or ????

If you are having financial issues with getting glasses, go to the principal at the school and tell them. OR tell the people at the Lion's club what your situation is, OR the Shriner's, or the NEWSPAPER. There are lots of people who would arrange for you to get glasses so you can see.

I'm in California. Have your mother contact me, I might be able to get someone in your area to help or arrange for someone to see you.

The Lion's club is a a good way to go as they've been helping with vision issues for years and years and years, all over the world.

Yes carrots to help. Tomatoes help more. Kale helps lots (taste? well...that's a problem, but really, really good for eyes). Omega-3 oils are probably the best thing you can use. None of the nutritional supplements will make you not myopic or hyperopic or 'heal' astigmatism.

There are pinhole glasses that are advertised in sport magazines. They don't cost much. They don't do much. But the basis of their science is that central light ray thing mentioned above.

Another route...if there is an Optometry school in your area, call and ask if you can come in and be a patient. Tell them you have financial issues but need the help. This is not that hard an issue to solve for those people. And there are enough optometrists reading and answering these questions that should be able to lend a hand and help you out.


Lauren
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I had to get glasses when I was 3 years old, but thankfully I have contacts now. I would say that you should definitely tell your mom that you have to squint to see anything and that your eyes hurt all the time. Tell your mom that it might impair your schoolwork if you can't see when school starts up. At least ask her if you can go to see an eye doctor (maybe he can convince her that you need glasses right away). Oh, and carrots do NOT work (personal experience). Good luck!


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