A 41-year-old member asked:
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could wearing power-less spectacles also affect one's eye health and eyesight?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: No. This should not cause a problem.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No relationship: A significant portion of the population wears powerless sunglasses for sun protection and has no eyesight change. If you want to wear regular eyeglasses with no power in them (some do for safety reasons) then go ahead and don't worry about your eyesight.
Answered on May 28, 2015
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes and No: Under the age of 10 when the visual system is still developing it is essential to wear the correct prescription. Over that age, wearing the wrong prescription will not damage your eyes, you just won't see as well.
Answered on May 8, 2014
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No: Neither practice will change the distortion of the visual system that leads to the need for spectacles.
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Lensometer: This is a machine that can read the prescription of the lenses in the spectacle.

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