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A 51-year-old female asked:

If you stop wearing glasses all the time will your eyes get stronger?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Glasses weaken eyes?: No. People over 40 often think that wearing readers made their eyes weaker. Presbyopia is a natural condition that occurs around 40 where the focusing power (accommodation) gradually declines over 30 years due to gradual hardening of the natural lens of the eye. The amount of reading power you need to replace gradually increases every 2-3 years. Vision w readers is better; they want glasses.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 56 years experience
No: However, you will get used to blurry vision--it will not seem as blurry.
Last updated Aug 21, 2013
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