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A 22-year-old female asked about a 18-year-old female:

can wearing glasses with a prescription of -0.25 when you have 20/20 vision damage your sight?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Your prescription is rather weak and not required if your vision is 20/20. Your uncorrected vision won't prevent you from seeing 20/20 either. If your rx was just a bit stronger, you'd be blurrier without glasses. Night time vision brings out the blurry vision more, and therefore you may like this slight visual improvement. Either way, wearing your minimal rx won't harm your eyes.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
No: It will not structurally change your eyes.

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Is it true that wearing glasses will actually worsen your vision when you start wearing them?

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Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

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A 41-year-old member asked:

If you are near sighted, is it possible for your vision to improve without wearing glasses?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Unlikely: What you are implying is the common perception that the wearing of eyeglasses will cause a need for them to increase. The eyes will do the best whether or not the need for eyeglasses is corrected. At your age the most significant change will be presbyopia, the need for near vision correction as one advances over age 40.
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Can you get better than 20/20 vision when wearing glasses?

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Many can!: It is very possible to have patient see 20/15 or even rarely 20/10 vision with glasses! but it all depends on the individuals eyes and how healthy they are.... Some people have stronger eyes than others!

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