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Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Change is expected: It is normal for our vision to change we get older. This is not a sign of going blind, more a sign of aging. See you family doctor, ophthalmologist or optometrist if you are having changes to your vision. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read more

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What to do if i always hear people saying that after a long time of wearing glasses, they end up being more blind. Is it the same for contacts?

What to do if i always hear people saying that after a long time of wearing glasses, they end up being more blind. Is it the same for contacts?

Not true: Their int of reference has changed. They never saw better, so they now know what they are missing when the glasses are not being used. Glasses or contacts only help you see better, they do not make the eyes worse. ...Read more

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What to do if i continuously hear people saying that after a long time of wearing glasses, they end up being more blind. Is it the same for contacts?

What to do if i continuously hear people saying that after a long time of wearing glasses, they end up being more blind. Is it the same for contacts?

Fallacy: It isn't a good idea to believe everything you hear about glasses/contacts making your vision worse or more dependent. If your eyes require prescription to clarify your vision so that you can enjoy your visual world and function normally, then why not wear them!! ...Read more

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If i have a lazy eye can i become blind if i dont wear glasses? I have been told the brain gets used to not using it and therefore will get worse.

If i have a lazy eye can i become blind if i dont wear glasses? I have been told the brain gets used to not using it and therefore will get worse.

Amblyopia develops : in childhood when brain " turns off" the visual input from one eye because of misaligned eyes, a high degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or visual deprivation from a cataract, droopy lid, etc., The degree of vision loss is ^er than expected from physical problems in the eye. Wear your glasses & protect the other eye from injury. See: www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become blind from bad eyesight if you don't wear your glasses?

Is it possible to become blind from bad eyesight if you don't wear your glasses?

No: Wearing your glasses will enable you to see clearly. Not wearing them will not worsen your vision, you'll just miss seeing clearly. ...Read more

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Can glasses make color-blindness worse?

Can glasses make color-blindness worse?

No: Color blindness is a genetic defect and not influenced by whether or not your wear glasses. ...Read more

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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more