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Can corrective lens make your vision worse?

Can corrective lens make your vision worse?

No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?

Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?

No: This is a common misconception. Wearing glasses to correct refractive error does not make your vision worse or increase your refractive error over time. Refractive error is an imbalance between the length of your eye and it's optical power. Glasses simply compensate for that imbalance. ...Read more

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Could wearing glasses make your vision worse?

Could wearing glasses make your vision worse?

Old message: There is a common feeling that wearing glasses will somehow affect the focusing ability of the eye in a permanent way. There is no evidence for this. A special case is hyperopia (farsightedness) which in the 20-40 age group, will get headaches without glasses which relieves that but causes more blur in between when the glasses are not worn. Wear glasses to see better - that is all. ...Read more

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Does not wearing your glasses make your vision worse?

Does not wearing your glasses make your vision worse?

Yes: Your eyes will continue to change and adjust in order to maintain your vision, sometimes even if 1 eye gets lazier. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in contacts make your vision worse?

Can sleeping in contacts make your vision worse?

No, but: It can increase your risk of complications with the contact lenses. Be sure that your contacts are approved for sleeping. Most are not. ...Read more

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Can eye make up worsen your eye sight?

Can eye make up worsen your eye sight?

Eye make up: Usually not unless you are getting a reaction to it and stopping the use will correct this. ...Read more

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Can wearing prescription eyeglasses continuously make your natural eyesight get worse?

Can wearing prescription eyeglasses continuously make your natural eyesight get worse?

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

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Can you fix low vision with corrective lenses?

Somewhat: High power reading glasses and magnifiers are used in low vision and can greatly improve vision in some people. ...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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Do reading glasses make your vision worse?

Do reading glasses make your vision worse?

Not at all: Glasses do not worsen the eye's vision. They serve to improve the vision by supplementing the prescription that your eyes need to see sharply. Reading glasses are magnifying lenses that improve the focus of eyes that can no longer focus well on their own. Our ability to focus up close decreases naturally as we age; glasses simply correct for this and don't cause it. ...Read more

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Can new eye glasses make your eyes feel dry?

Can new eye glasses make your eyes feel dry?

Usually not: If your eyes feel dry then that usually means a problem with the surface of the tear film and not the glasses. Have yourself tested for dry eye syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you improve your vision without utilizing corrective lenses?

Diet, Light, XRcise: 1) a well balanced diet is essential for optimal functioning of all parts of the body. If you are unable to eat certain necessary foods, speak with your family doctor about food supplements. 2) make sure you always have adequate lighting for reading, proper background room light when watching tv, and sun glasses for outdoor activities. 3) strengthen your ocular muscles by doing "push-ups", etc. ...Read more

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Could certain contact lens brand effect your eye or make them worse?

Could certain contact lens brand effect your eye or make them worse?

Contact lens: Like other items (clothes, shoes, etc) fitting on the eye may vary from one manufacturer to another. Which may cause discomfort, or if really bad, increase the risk for severe conditions like corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism and hyperopia to get significantly worse?

Can  astigmatism and hyperopia to get significantly worse?

Hyperopia get better: Hyperopia is when the anterior to posterior length of the eye is too short. When we are young and the eye is still growing it becomes less too short and therefore gets better. ...Read more

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