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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does wearing contact lenses make your eyes weaker as in comparison to glasses?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Neither improve or worsen your eyes they are merely help you see better while you have them on.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: No but your contact lens powers will often be different from your glasses prescription just due to the optics of the lens being closer to your eye.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable but the contacts will not cause dryness.
Last updated Oct 2, 2013


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