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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
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 hitting your eye while someone else is cutting grass. Wearing or not wearing glasses does not hurt your eyes. Over the counter reading glasses are safe to use if they improve your vision. Prescription glasses sometimes are better.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Glasses: Yes, to see well you need the corrective lenses. When you do not use them the eye has to work harder to make the adjustment and depending on the degree of correction this can be a problem.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Better vision : Spectacles, with proper prescription, correct the refractive error of your eyes. The benefits to wearing them is for clear vision. There is no downside to clear vision. Wear them when your vision requires the benefits of enhanced vision.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to wear glasses all the time?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: Refractive errors require contacts or glasses for best vision.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Do i need to wear glasses all the time?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: For most eyeglasses provide improved vision and you will want to wear them to see better. For a few the eyeglasses provide corrections of things like eye misalignment in which case you will need to wear them. Not wearing the glasses for most cases simply prevents you from seeing clearly but does no harm to the eyes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How much time should I wear glasses?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
When you need them: Based on your vision requirements. If you are driving, wear the glasses. If you are lounging on the couch, you don't need to. Be well.
A 21-year-old member asked:

As a presbyopic, do I need to wear glasses all the time?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Only for reading: Presbyopia is a common eye disorder eye that develops generally in your forties. Do you have to hold the newspaper arm at full arm length to read it. Get ye to an eye doc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it advisable to wear glasses all the time if nearsighted?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
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.

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