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A 16-year-old male asked:

How to prevent our eyes from getting spectacles?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Being Human: There is no prevention for vision troubles or conditions. These just happen. It is why one should have a good optometrist.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Well.....: Eyes change throughout life. Your genetics play a role in your spectacle needs. If you have the "right" genetics, you may be able to be relatively spectacle free most of your life. However, the changes in the corneal elasticity, accommodation, cataract formation, and diseases of the retina, optic nerve, blood vessels and macula may change your visual function. Glasses are one of th tools to help.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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