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Can Wearing A Weaker Prescription Damage Your Vision
A balance: For reading, there is a natural decline in focusing ability throughout life that becomes more problematic between the mid-40's and early 50's. The eye is comfortable with focusing about half of its full ability, so using reading glasses that do part of the work while the eyes do the rest maintains a comfortable balance. Trying to force reading without help leads to more problems like eyestrain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: This is a common "old wives tale" that wearing glasses will somehow cause permanent changes in the eyes. This is not true; the utility of wearing eyeglasses is simply to see better but there will be no changes in your basic eye power that would not have occurred anyway whether you are wearing glasses or not. ...Read more
Sleeping in contacts: Although several lenses are fda approved for extended (overnight) wear i don't recommend it. As a corneal specialist I am referred many corneal ulcers and literally the majority of these are in patients that sleep in their contacts, many that are "obeying the rules" and not stretching the lens disposal guidelines. Your safest options? Take out extended wear lenses at night or switch to dailies. ...Read more
No effect on sight: If you think of your eye as a camera, having a properly focused lens gives clearest picture possible, but the lens itself does not change the camera. The need for glasses comes from the eye not having the right shape or length. Glasses compensate for the physical abnormalities of the eye, but do not change the eye. So, using glasses does not help or worsen the natural sight. ...Read more
Can color contacts cause damage to eyes? I think its fine as long as they're fitted to your eyes by an eye doctor and it's the correct prescription.
Can prescription glasses worn all the time with wrong strength have -ve impact i.e make eye sight worse for a 4 yrs old? He is near sighted.
Can rx glasses that lenses are greatly scratched cause vision problems? Like extended rays when looking into light? Night vision decrease only?
No: I am assuming you are wearing someone elses eyeglasses because they help your vision. But since they are not fit to your need, you might feel some strain. This is not harmful but it might be uncomfortable. At some time you should consider going to an ophthalmologist and getting the proper correction for your eyes. ...Read more
Possibly: A really bad surface infection, if neglected, can cause permanent scarring and a few organisms can bore through the outer wall and infect the interior of the eye. These conditions will generally permanently damage the eye and permanently lower the vision. Always see your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more
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