Saturday, February 21, 2009

What are the strongest type of eye glasses?

i have Titanium glasses, for football. is there any stronger element used in glasses?is titanium strong enough anyway?

Titanium glasses are great however they can still be weak at the solder points. (bridge, and temple areas that have been fused together)

If you want something good for football go with a product like RecSpec and be sure you are using polycarbonate lenses. Granted recspec glasses are not attractive, they are far more durable and safe.

My daughter had a pair of glasses made out of titanium. However, they broke as soon as her little sister accidentally stepped on them. We checked into getting them welded back together but unfortunately, it turned out that titanium doesn't behave like other metals and requires special training to work with it. At that time, we were on vacation when that happened and the only person in town who could do the job was also away on vacation.

Besides the light weight, are there any advantages to titanium frames on eye glasses?

It is hypo-allergenic, so much better for your skin. Also, if they do break, say in an automobile crash, they are less likey to splinter and jab a piece in your eye.

I know that my next pair of glasses has to be titanium, because the metal on my current glasses turns green, and my skin green. I had to have plastic shields put on the arms so the skin on my temples doesn't turn green. I guess I'm extremely sensitive to regular metal, and was advised that titanium wouldn't do this.

Will not wearing glasses worsen an astigmatism?

I have a slight astigmatism in my right eye. I have glasses that I don't usually use... will not wearing glasses worsen it?

No, it won't make it worse.
Astigmatism is just another defect like being nearsighted. Glasses won't make it any better or worse whether you wear them or not.
If your eyes are going to change, then they will, regardless of the glasses.

Astigmatism can be corrected thru the use of corrective lenses, involving either glasses or contact lenses. Astigmatism can also be corrected with refractive eye surgery.
Corrective lenses are a conservative method of dealing with astigmatism. Glasses and contact lenses are able to counter the effects of the irregularly shaped cornea and provide vision considerable improvement.
Ortho-K is an alternative method that uses special contact lenses that actually reshape the cornea. These special lenses are worn only at night and they gradually reshape the cornea by applying pressure in the right way.
Not wearing contacts or glasses will worsen your case. Before you commit on anything, make sure that you consider all the advantages and disadvantages of having the procedure. Ask the doctor lots of questions so that you can make an informed decision about the right choice for you.

It can yes. But my sister had an astigmatism in one of her eyes but she was like 13 when she was daignosed with it and hardly ever wore her glasses.. and her eyes fixed themselves. So its hard to tell. If your young your eyes can get better.. or worse. You never know

Is there a thin lenses for astigmatism eye glasses?

With all these high tech and uptodate procedures, did anybody come up to replace those ugly thick-lensed eye glasses?

There are thinner and more light weight materials available for astigmatism, but cosmetically they still aren't always great. A good provider will tell you if you are a poor candidate for glasses and should be honest about the cosmetic appearance of the glasses he/she recommends.
For the thinnest lens, you want to look for a "high index" material (1.67, 1.70) with an "aspheric" design. This will give you the thinnest, flattest shape possible. These options will cost more but are worth it!
For someone with a strong correction, frame style is important too. You want to choose a frame that helps to mask some of the thickness of the lens, not emphasize it. Try to avoid drill mount frames, as they typically can't handle the weight of a thick lens.

You can get thinner lenses, but they cost more. I am 25 and have horrid astigmatism (5 diopters in each eye) and I know this because I was going to get glasses, but the optometrist was literally trying to charge me a couple hundred for one pair of glasses. This is why I am currently wearing contacts.