Ophthalmology & Optometry/Glasses

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Hello!
I have been critically farsighted since, well birth I suppose, and wore glasses until 5th grade. My vision is such that I cannot wear glasses for extended periods of time bc the lenses are so heavy they leave indentations on the bridge of my nose. I'm 25 now, and I wear +8/+7.5 power contacts pretty much year-round. Call it vanity, but I like the way I look in glasses. HOWEVER, the magnification of my glasses means that my eyes appear huge in the lens (effectively encompassing ~75% of the lens), and folk consistently comment on it. Is there a technology that can compensate or reduce this effect?

Thank you for your time!

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Dear Will,

Technology have improved drastically over the past few years . Hi Index and double aspheric lenses are now available that looks thinner compared to conventional lenses and the magnification is much less. Try not to take too big frame to minimize the thickness.

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Optom.Amit Sharma

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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