U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Peoria, AZ
A 44-year-old male asked:

Hi, wearing incorrect prescription glasses, will not harm eyes regardless if someone is nearsighted and continue wearing for next 1 year, correct?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Correct: Glasses, correct or incorrect, do not change eyes.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 48 years experience
Not harmful: Wearing the wrong prescription will not hurt your eyes. However, it can certainly cause visual symptoms such as blurred vision, eye strain, or headaches.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 12, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.