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is it ok to wear reading glasses all the time

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No necessary: Reading glasses provide good vision at near for those who are in the over 40 age group. You can wear them as much as you want although they will blur ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: However, if you are not farsighted, they may blur your distance vision. They will not harm your eyes.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
? Triggers?: When they occur daily at the same time, there must be something that triggers them.Look at diet, stress, and hydration status at that time to assess w ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: If you are farsighted, an otc reading glass may clear your distance vision . This is rare, however, sine=ce very few people meet the appropriate crit ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: No problem here - if they provide clear near vision by all means, use them!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Refractive errors require contacts or glasses for best vision.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
To see best, yes.: Otherwise you can wear contact lenses. You don't do any harm to your eyes by not wearing glasses or contacts however. See you eye doctor.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It is safe to wear glasses at all times they help you see better and protect you from an eye injury such as an air bag deployment, golf ball, rock hit ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Not to my knowledge : As long as you achieve clear ; comfortable vision, it should be fine to use whenever you wish.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes for comfort: Wearing glasses full time is very important for a child under the age of 9 to allow the visual system to develop. After this age wearing, or not we ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesn't matter: You can wear either - doesn't matter. It's really a matter of personal choice and appearance. Contacts require more discipline in hygiene ; routine ho ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Glasses have no effect on the eyes. So you can wear glasses as much or as little as you want.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kamat
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Shouldn't: All depends on what you define as perfect vision. If that has been assessed by an eye care provider, then reading glasses are merely extra magnificat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Am not understanding: Your question. You can wear diapers anytime. Are we talking about babies, children , teens or adults? If it is necessary, yes at all times!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
You may only need: one contact, if that. If you can see relatively well, you don't need to wear glasses. For perfect vision, your one eye would need a lens. However, man ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
One or the other: If you wear both your contact lenses and your glasses at the same time, you will be looking through your prescription twice and your vision will be bl ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
It's your choice: Your doctor's suggestion might have been based on the degree of your nearsightedness. Perhaps he felt you would appreciate seeing better. I think it ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
If it works...: If you feel comfortable with your monovision setup with your glasses, then continue. There is no problem with doing this.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Weaeing or not wearing them will not affect the health of your eyes.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
You can: Reading glasses magnify the print making it easier to read. They can be used even you don't "need" to use them. They will not harm your eyes or indu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Glasses are only really necessary when a patient wants to see more clearly. About the only time when glasses are essential is in children when we're ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is nothing bad about wearing glasses. They help you see better. This is a good thing.

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