Vision and EyeCare FAQ
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Section 1: Optics of the Eye and General Information.
1.1 : What is Myopia ?
1.2 : What is Hyperopia ?
1.3 : What is Emmetropia ?
1.4 : What is Astigmatism ?
1.5 : What is Presbyopia ?
1.6 : How is Visual Acuity Measured ?

Section 2: Spectacles.

2.1 : How to read a glasses prescription
2.2 : Why the difference in prescription writing between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
2.3 : How to convert between the two forms of prescriptions
2.4 : Spectacle Lens materials
2.5 : Types of Spectacle Lenses
2.6 : Ultra Violet absorption and Lenses
2.7 : Standards Requirements for Spectacle Lenses
2.8 : Cost of frames
2.9 : Cost of lenses
2.10 : Minimising edge thickness

Section 3: Contact Lenses.

3.1 : Difference between soft and hard/rigid contact lenses
3.2 : How to read a Contact Lens Prescription
3.3 : Types of Soft Contact Lenses
- 3.3.1 : Spherical
- 3.3.2 : Toric
- 3.3.3 : Disposable
- 3.3.4 : Extended Wear
- 3.3.5 : Bifocal Lenses
3.4 : Types of Rigid Contact Lenses
- 3.4.1 : PMMA
- 3.4.2 : RGP
- 3.4.3 : Spherical
- 3.4.4 : Toric
- 3.4.5 : Bifocal
3.5 : Solutions required for CL maintenance
3.6 : Common CL Wearer Questions
- 3.6.1 : Why do I have to clean my Contact Lenses ?
- 3.6.2 : Why is there a limit to the length of wearing time ?
- 3.6.3 : Can I lose the lens behind myeye ?
- 3.6.4 : How do I tell if I've lost the lens from my eye?
- 3.6.5 : How can I tell if I've put them in the wrong eye ?
- 3.6.6 : How to tell if the lenses areinside out ?
- 3.6.7 : How do I know when to disposeof my disposable lenses ?
- 3.6.8 : Can I store my lenses in tap water ?
- 3.6.9 Can I store my lenses dry ?
- 3.6.10 How long does it take to adapt to new lenses ?
- 3.6.11 Why do I have to use protein cleaner ?
- 3.6.12 Can I use eyedrops with my contact lenses ?
- 3.6.13 How do I get around dryness with contact lenses ?
3.7 Risks and Benefits of Contact Lenses

Section 4: Diseases of the Eye (Anterior Eye Disease).

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Conjunctivitis
4.3 Dry Eye
4.4 Eyelid Problems
4.5 Keratoconus
4.6 Herpes Zoster
4.7 Effects of Radiation on the Eye
- 4.7.1 General Effects of Radiation on the Eye
- 4.7.2 Visual Displays and Radiation
4.8 Iridology

Section 5: Diseases of the Eye (Posterior Eye Disease)

5.1 Floaters
5.2 Macular Degeneration
5.3 Retinal Detachment
5.4 Diabetes and the Retina
5.5 Retinitis Pigmentosa
5.6 Glaucoma
5.7 Cataract
5.8 Uveitis
5.9 Ocular Migraines
- 5.9.1 Introduction
- 5.9.2 Classification of Migraines
5.10 Choroiditis

Section 6: Binocular Vision Problems

6.1 : Strabismus (Turned Eye)
6.2 : Amblyopia ("Lazy Eye")
6.3 : Vision Therapy
- 6.3.1 : Introduction
- 6.3.2 : Bates Method

Section 7: Colour Vision Problems

7.1 : Defective Colour Vision
7.2 Classification of Congenital Colour Vision Defects
7.3 Acquired Colour Vision Defects

Section 8: Refractive Surgery & Refractive Corrections (PRK, RK, ALK, LASIK, OrthoK)

8.0 : WWW Resources on Refractive Surgery
8.1 : Types of Refractive Surgery
8.2 : Description of the Procedures
8.3 : Comparisons of the Procedures
8.4 : Complications of the Procedures
8.5 : Criteria for Suitability of Procedures
8.6 : Personal Experiences of Refractive Surgery
8.7 : Location of Places Performing Surgery

Section 9: Internet Vision/Health Resources

9.1 : Mailing Lists
- 9.1.1 : RPList
- 9.1.2 : ColorCat
- 9.1.3: BlindFam
- 9.1.4 : BlindNews
- 9.1.5 : EyeMove
- 9.1.6 : LiveEye
- 9.1.7 : Sjogren's Syndrome List
- 9.1.8 : Ophthalmic Photography & Imaging Mailing List
- 9.1.9 : Ophthalmogenetics Mail List
- 9.1.10 : Myopia Research mailing List
9.2 : World Wide Web (WWW)


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  • DOCUMENT: Frequently-Asked-Questions from the newsgroup sci.med.vision

  • REVISION:Date: 1996/03/13

  • AUTHOR: Grant Sayer
    Canon Information Systems Research Australia
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    Phone: +61-2-805-2937

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      THIS WORK IS PROVIDED ON AN AS IS BASIS. THE AUTHOR PROVIDES NO WARRANTY AND PROVIDES THE INFORMATION TO ASSIST UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN VISION AND EYECARE. THIS INFORMATION DOES NOT REPLACE PERSONAL EXAMINATION BY AN EYECARE PROFESSIONAL AND THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISUSE OF THIS INFORMATION. IF ANY READER HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR VISION OR HEALTH OF THEIR EYES EXAMINATION BY AN EYECARE PROFESSIONAL IS THE ONLY RECOMMENDED COURSE OF ACTION.

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