Hypoallergenic soaps, lotions and pillows are a necessity for allergy sufferers. Even hypoallergenic eyeglass frames are available on the market. Contact dermatitis or irritation of the skin is a common problem for eyeglass wearers. If you experience itching or sore spots on your cheeks, nose or temples, you may be having an allergic reaction to your glasses

Allergic reaction to metal

If you have a sensitivity to inexpensive jewelry or certain types of metal, you may need to wear a hypoallergenic frame. Nickel alloy is a common material in eyeglass frames. Even if a frame looks silver or gold, it could contain nickel, a common allergen. Stainless steel and titanium are also popular materials for frames and do not usually cause allergic reactions. However, some titanium frames contain palladium, which may cause skin problems. For allergy sufferers, finding the right frame material often requires trying a few.

Allergic reaction to plastic

Plastic frames contain a combination of materials, and it may be difficult to determine the exact composition. Most plastic glasses are made of zyl or propionate but contain other materials, such as nylon, carbon, polycarbonate, optyl and polyamide. Optyl, nylon and propionate frame material are usually safe choices if you are sensitive to plastics. Your eye care provider can help determine the material content of plastic frames and find one that is hypoallergenic.

Other Allergens

Other sources of allergic reaction in frames are rubber, plasticizers, solvents, dyes and waxes in the frame, according to a 2010 study at the University of California, Davis. Nose pads, the little plastic or silicone pads on certain frames, may irritate or cause an allergic reaction on your nose. Some forms of silicone are hypoallergenic but others may cause allergic reactions. Again, trial and error may be necessary to find a material that does not irritate your skin.

Relief

Changing frame material is often the only solution for an allergic reaction. However, there is an inexpensive and easy way to get temporary relief. Paint a thin coat of clear nail polish on any part of the frame that touches your skin, such as the temples, also called “arms,” or nose pads of your frame. The polish provides a protective barrier between your skin and the frame, but is only a temporary fix. The polish wears off in a few days but helps until you are able to go to your eye doctor or optician for a permanent solution to your frame allergy.

Ask your optician to check your frame material and exchange the frame or nose pads for a hypoallergenic style if you suspect a frame allergy.

Q: What do for eye strain? Where can I find info on Computer Glasses?
I’ve been getting some eye strians lately and today its really bad. I talked to my mom and she said to look in to computer glasses since I work at a computer almost 8 hours a day. Where can I find info on them and how can I reduce my eye strain? its getting quit hard to work today becuase its hard to focuas.

A:  As for the eye strain, try to look somewhere else every 30 minutes and blink your eyes consciously more or do some eye exercises . Some eye drops will help reduce the eyestrain . computer glasses are advantageous in many aspects, they are naturally a little more expensive than ordinary glasses and computer glasses in the entity stores are limited in number yet more costly. some online stores such as Firmoo offer a wide selection of computer glasses. Learn more answers.

Q: Do non prescription computer glasses help the strain in your eyes?
My sister has it and doesn’t wanna go to the eye doctor! Please get back to me.

A: I don’t know what causes your sister’s eye strain .Does she work on the computer all day ? Does she wear prescription glasses ? Why doesn’t she want to see the doctor ? non prescription computer glasses do work for people who don’t wear prescription glasses to ease the eye strain caused by long time working on the computer. Learn more answers

Q: Are anti-glare computer glasses really effective in reducing eye-strain?
I don’t need prescription or reading glasses but feel like my eyes get strained when staring at the computer for long periods—-and it shows in their appearance. So now I am thinking of investing in a pair of no-glare glasses. I have seen the amber shaded ones, ugly but are they effective

A: Yes,I can bet that they will surely work for reducing eye-strain.More and more office workers are being tortured by computer radiation at all times that their eyesight is getting worse and worse, alongside with eye dry, itch and fatigue. computer glasses not only have magic function of vision correction but more importantly, they are unique and superior in reducing the computer radiation while we are working at the computer. With a pair of computer glasses and you will work more wholesomely and cozily.  Learn more answers

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Q: How to adjust flexible eyeglasses to make them fit better?
Recently I can always feel my eyeglasses are pinching the side of my head and give me a headache. I want to make them looser. How can I adjust flexible eyeglasses to make them fit me better?

A: There are a few simple steps to take when adjusting flexible eyeglasses. The first step is to determine the type of material in your eyeglass frames. Some materials are more flexible than others. Metals are less resilient than plastic. Other materials such as memory plastic were made to move, and are able to bend and flex back into shape. Determine what type of material your eyewear is made from then proceed to make adjustments accordingly. The term for having your eyeglasses adjusted is called fitting. Ask a professional to make these adjustments if you are not familiar with the materials in your flexible eyeglasses. Too much bending can weaken some metals and cause them to fracture due to metal fatigue.  Learn more answers.

Q:How to adjust temples on eyeglasses?
The temples on my prescription glasses are a little askew, one side of the frames sitting higher than the other side. How can I adjust them?

A: Before you start to adjust the temple, you should place the glasses frame in the hot water to make them pliable. Then place the glasses frame on an even table and see where the glasses frame sits highter than the other side. As one side of the temple sits highter than the other, you should hold the place where it should be adjusted and place pressure on it to blend it down gently. Repeat this untill it is in place. Learn more answers

Q:How to adjust earpiece on eyeglasses?
I think my eyeglasses earpieces are sitting too close to my ears making me feel quite uncomfortable. How can i adjust them?

A: If the earpiece sit too close to your ears, you can bend the earpiece section of the temples outward. That is to say, you should bend the earpieces outtowards to make them a little away from your head. Before you begin to adjust the earpiece, you can place the glasses frame in the hot water to make them pliable. Then place the glasses frame on a flat table and use one hand to hold the front part of the frame. And put the other hand under the earpiece to bend the earpiece outward little by little. Then try on your glasses to see whether make your comfortable to wear. Learn more answers

Q:What is the best place to buy prescription glasses for children?
I just took my 5 year old son for an eye test and found he has astigmatism in both eyes and will need glasses. What is the best place to buy prescription glasses for children?

A: There are many places you can buy the prescription glasses for your children and I’d like to give you some advice. In the first place, you can go to some formal glasses stores. They’re very professional and you can discuss with the technicians in the stores about the specific situation about your children. Then, you can try the online glasses shops. They’re quick, convenient and professional,too. And now there are also more and more people are buying glasses online. Learn more answers.

Q: How to choose Protective Eyewear for children?
My child is quite naughty and often get hurt when playing with other children. I am looking for protective eyewear for him. How to choose Protective Eyewear for children?

A: When you choose protective eyewear for children, first let your child choose the style that he or she like best. Then ask for advice from a professional optician to make sure the protective eyewear can fits well and give full protection to your children when they are doing sports or taking part in activities.  Learn more answers.

Q:Which kind of eyeglass frames are best for children?
There are so many kinds of eyeglasses frames in the prescription glasses online stores, but which kind of eyeglasses frame are best for kids?

A: Children have little responsibility for their glasses. Their glasses frames are easy to get distorted. So the most durable and everlasting eyeglass frames are best for children. For example ,they can choose the pure titanium frames or bendable titanium frames.  Learn more answers

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Q: What kind of goggles should I get if I am nearsighted?
I can only read something when it is like, half a foot away from my eyes or closer. I wanna get swim goggles to help my vision when I join my school’s swim team. Thanks

A:There are prescription goggles that are specially designed for people who have vision problems. So you can get prescription swimming goggles. Some type of goggles have bifocal lenses which can help people who are both nearsighted and farsighted to see well. Learn more answers.

Q: If you are nearsighted, you don’t need reading glasses in middle age?
I heard different stories. It’s very confusing. I am still young and I want to have lasik eye surgery. But people told me that since my nearsighted problem is not that serious, I should live with it and it will actually benefit me when I get old – don’t need reading glasses. Is that true?

A:No,it is not true.People will have presbyopia when they age 40s . Nearsightedness will not prevent this from happening . But it can balance out the strength of your prescription glasses .For an example , if your nearsightedness is -500 ,your presbyopia is +200, then you only need prescription glasses of -300 to see things far away . Eye surgery does work well to correct eye vision , and if you want ,you can go to have a try. Learn more answers.

Q:What part of the eye exam do they test for nearsight/farsight?
During what portion of an eye exam does the doctor check for nearsightedness / farsightedness? Is it when they change flip between two images and tell you which one is better?

A: First you will have an optometry. Then the doctor will have you read the chart on the wall. Finally the doctor will decide whether you are nearsighted or farsighted according to your prescription.  Learn more answers

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Q: How to choose Protective Eyewear for children?
My child is quite naughty and often get hurt when playing with other children. I am looking for protective eyewear for him. How to choose Protective Eyewear for children?

A: When you choose protective eyewear for children, first let your child choose the style that he or she like best. Then ask for advice from a professional optician to make sure the protective eyewear can fits well and give full protection to your children when they are doing sports or taking part in activities.   Learn more answers.

Q: What kind of glasses should children with amblyopia wear?
My child has ambyopia. I want to know what kind of glasses can my child wear so that the glasses can prevent his eyes from getting injured.

A: People with amblyopia, especially for these children, have a higher risk of getting eye injured than normal people. It is usually 17 times. So some experts say children and adults who have amblyopia must use polycarbonate lenses which are highly impact-resistant so that they can protect the eyes from getting injured effectively.  Learn more answers.

Q: Which kind of eyeglass frames are best for children?
There are so many kinds of eyeglasses frames in the prescription glasses online stores, but which kind of eyeglasses frame are best for kids?

A: For children’s eyeglasses frames, you should consider the Durability and Safety Issues. So it is better to choose unbreakable frame such as titanium frame. As for the style, because I don’t know whether your children is boy or girl, you’d better take him to the store and let him/her choose what he/she likes.  Learn more answers.

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Q: Why the doctors who perform lasik surgery still wear glasses?
if lasik surgery is so effective, Why don’t they get it done too?.

A: They just don’t want to take any risk of lasik surgery complications. For the Opthamologists, eyes are more important than any part of their body, they care much of their eyes, any complications would let him/her lose the job/ career. That is why they still wear glasses.  Learn more answers

Q: Do you know if you get lasik surgery you will be guaranteed to need reading glasses in your early 40′s. Where?
if you did not have the surgery you would not need reading glasses. This is a pretty huge drawback to me, that i did not discover for a long time. Don’t you think they should need make that more public in their advertising or message? I think needing reading glasses is just as bad as needing my glasses for distance, don’t you?

A: Most people will need reading glasses when they age 40s whether they get lasik surgery or not . There is a misleading that if you are nearsightedness , you will not need reading glasses when you age . It is not true .Nearsightedness will not prevent this from happening . But it can balance out the strength of your prescription glasses .For an example , if your nearsightedness is -500 ,your presbyopia is +200, then you only need prescription glasses of -300 to see things far away .  Learn more answers.

Q: Will i need reading glasses for presbyopia after lasik surgery?
If I get lasik surgery for nearsighted, will i still need reading glasses for presbyopia when i get old?

A: That depends on your own condition. People who are under 40 with no other eye problems are unlikely to need reading glasses after they have lasik surgery for distant vision. While people who are over 40 are likely to need reading glasses several years after they have lasik surgery for distant vision. However, before you have lasik surgery, you should talk to your surgeon about the possibilities of getting reading glasses for presbyopia.    Learn more answers.

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Q: How can I align eyeglass frames?
One side of my prescription glasses is a little higher than the other after I wear them for several months. Is there any way to align my eyeglass frames?

A: If your eyeglasses frames are made of plastic, you can soak the eyeglasses in warm water for about 30 minutes to soften the frames so that the frame is pliable. Then, you can dry the eyeglasses with a towel and them adjust the glasses to make them align. Then, clean the eyeglasses again in cases there are fingerprint on your glasses lenses. But if your eyeglasses frames made of metal, you need to prepare tools to loose the screw so as to adjust the frames. You’d better have an optician to do it since it is complicated.  Learn more answers

Q: How to pick the right eyeglass frames for your face?
I want to buy a pair of fashionable plano glasses, but I don’ t know what kind of frames should I choose. How to pick the right eyeglass frames for your face?

A: The most direct way is to wearing them and see which pair is better on your face. You can also search some new information on internet about the fashion trend today. Most people today prefer bigger lenses of glasses, with simple style. Normally people would choose frames according to their age, gender, eyes, eyebrows and face shape. It is more proper for big eyes people to wear big glasses, which is also propriate for big face. For long face, round frames are better and for girls, plastic material frames are better for its light weight. Nowadays, most people prefer bigger frames to make their face look smaller and more fashionable. I like this style too. You can try more to find the style which is most appropriate for you.  Learn more answers.

Q: Where can I get eyeglass frames without nose pads

A: You can get eyeglasses frames without nose pads at almost every glasses shop who sell eyeglasses. Generally speaking, most of plastic material based eyeglasses frames are made without nose pads, while metal eyeglasses frames are often made with nose pads. So, if you want to get eyeglasses frames without nose pads, just pick up one from plastic eyeglasses frames. Good luck.   Learn more answers.

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Q: Can i buy new eyeglasses just by giving my current lenses for them to copy?
I have lost my prescription the doctor gave to me, and now i need get new glasses. Can i buy new eyeglasses just by giving my current lenses for them to copy?

A: Maybe. Some of the small glasses stores are unable to copy the prescription from your current lenses. You may take your current lenses to some big chain stores where they will use special machine to read the prescription from your current lenses and then they will have your new glasses made according to the prescription. If you can’t find a big chain store in your local place, you’s better have an eye exam again at any optical store to get your prescription.  Learn more answers .

Q: Eye hurt after looking on the computer with new glasses?
I just got my new glasses a day ago and whenever i look at my computer it kinda blurrs and my eyes start to hurt…… Is something wrong???

A: If your eyes get hurt and blur whenever you look at your computer with your new glasses on, it might be something wrong with your prescription. You should go back to your optometrist and let them explain this to you.   Learn more answers.

Q: Any tips on how to get used to my new glasses quickly?
I just got my new glasses several days ago. But I have trouble getting used to the new glasses. I always feel uncomfortable when wearing them. Can you give me some suggestions on how to get used to my new glasses quickly?

A: Make sure you get the right glasses. If they can fit you properly, you can wear them all the time in order to get used to them very quickly. If you feel rather uncomfortable when wearing them all the time, you can wear them for a short time at the beginning and then increase the amount of time of wearing them little by little afterwards, which will help you get used to them dradually.  Learn more answers.

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Frameless Eyeglasses

Q: Are frameless eyeglasses still in fashion?
I have found that many people wear the frame glasses and seldom people wear frameless glasses.Are the frameless eyeglasses out of fashion?

A: It depends on personal preference. Some people prefer wearing the frameless eyeglasses, while other people like wearing framed glasses. However, the frameless glasses are still in fashin. There are many people choosing to wear the frameless glasses. Learn more answers

Q: What is the best brand of frameless eyeglass frames for men?
I have heard that frameless glasses frames can get broken easily. What is the best brand of frameless eyeglass frames for men?

A: The most famous brand is Silhouette from Austria, you can buy them on the internet. It is true that frameless glasses can get broken easily. But if you take good care of them, it may not gonna happened. I can give you some tips. Firstly, don’t use just one hand when taking off or take on them. put them in the box if you intend to not to use them. Secondly, use soft cloth not something hard to clean them. Thirdly, check them offer, if the screw are loose, take them to the shop and let shop assistant help you to repair it. What is more, far away palaces with high temperature like stove, and never wear them when you are take a bath, especially sauna. hope my answer can help you.   Learn more answers.

Q: Can i get frameless glasses at Walmart?
Is there anyone who has bought eyeglasses from Walmart? Do they provide frameless glasses? Are they good? Any suggestions?

A: Yes, walmart can provide frameless glasses, the quality of which is good. Compared with other brand of glasses, the price of walmart and after-sale service are suitable and good. If you decide to buy it, I recommand you to buy it from its online shops, because you can enjoy a cheaper price and more convenience. Learn more answers.

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