What is Glasses / contacts?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Reading glasses

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Eyeglasses or contact lenses, also called corrective lenses, are used to help a person see more clearly.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Shortsightedness 20 10
Blurry vision 11 5
Vision problems 9 6
Astigmatism 4 3
Vision difficulty 3 2
Longsightedness 2 2

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 7
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glasses / contacts

Side effect Patients
Dry eyes 3
Headaches 3
Annoying sensation 1
Dizziness 1
Dizziness upon standing 1
Eye floaters 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Glasses / contacts

Dosage Patients
daily 14
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Glasses / contacts

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped using Glasses / contacts

Duration

Currently using Glasses / contacts

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 9

Stopped using Glasses / contacts

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 4
< $25 4
Not specified 10
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1 patient evaluation for Glasses / contacts

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arabellamilla
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arabellamilla
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: none
Description:F35y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:?y
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

See arabellamilla's full Glasses / contacts history

Jan 1, 1999 (Started Jul 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Shortsightedness)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a very strong prescription and have been wearing glasses since I was 9 and Contacts since I was 14. Now my eyes are very dry and it is getting rather uncomfortable on a daily basis but the prescription is too much for laser and I have to wear my lenses as the glasses are so heavy on my nose!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Dry eyes

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