A member asked:

Should i wear my nearsighted glasses for reading and looking at computer? my prescription is -1.75 rt eye, -.75 left eye. will it make vision worse?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Hussain Elhalis answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Decide based on your comfort with either option. If you feel like you need the glasses to see better up close then wear them. Otherwise, don't. Take care.

Answered Sep 23, 2017



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Dr. Erin Robertson answered

Specializes in General Practice

If you are "nearsighted," that means you need your glasses for distance, like for driving, but not reading. Conversely, if you are "farsighted" you need your glasses for up-close vision, like reading but not driving. Using your distance lenses for reading will stress your eyes, and may leave you with a headache and even some mild fatigue. Make sure your prescription is current.

Answered Nov 12, 2019



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