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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Progresses: Nearsightedness (myopia) mostly starts in late childhood and adolescence with progression at a gradually slower rate through the mid 20's. For a whil ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It all depends on your visual acuity test at the dmv. If you score low enough, the dmv will require that you get glasses/contacts before being issued ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
State limits: States have a visual acuity limit below which glasses or contacts are a requirement. This is usually 20/40 in most states. You will be required to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: This depends on the amount of nearsightedness. Some need their glasses all the time in order to function, others can go without them unless they need ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Age dependent: If you are under 40, you should be able to read through your glasses. Over 40 you may run into near vision problems (presbyopia) which can require a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Depend on if you use you glasses full time and if you don't like using a spectacle correction. If you use glasses only part time it probably doesn't ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Glasses: If you need glasses to see at distance, then wear them. You cant hurt your eyes with myopic (nearsighted correction) Of course, see an ophthalmologist ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Wearing glasses is to see better. Wear them if you wish to do so. It will not hurt or help your eyes either way.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Nope!: Reading glasses will notable you nearsighted. Quite the opposite, reading glasses, if too strong, will worsen farsightedness. So use as low a strength ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: people who are nearsighted can often read quite well without their glasses on. Their reading vision actually gets worse when they wear their distance ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: If you are nearsighted, reading glasses are not needed as you can already see at near. If anything, they would make the vision worse.

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