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Can Firefighters Wear Glasses
Mostly good: Almost all of us have such an experience since sunglasses are almost a universal need. For those who need the corrective focusing power of lenses, it generally feels good to be wearing them. But glasses are a bit of a nuisance so many switch to contacts or have lasik surgery;. ...Read more
Annoying eyeglasses: Discomfort wearing eyeglasses can be due to many reasons. Eye glasses can cause visual distortions and perception issues. Depending on the prescription, images can be smaller, larger , more elongated or slanted. If the problem is present only with a recent prescription, see your eye doctor to see if adjustments in your prescription can be made. ...Read more
No: For most eyeglasses provide improved vision and you will want to wear them to see better. For a few the eyeglasses provide corrections of things like eye misalignment in which case you will need to wear them. Not wearing the glasses for most cases simply prevents you from seeing clearly but does no harm to the eyes. ...Read more
No difference: If your eyes are normal and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to good vision, then there is no difference between the two. If your cornea is abnormal, vision is often better with contact lenses. Glasses wear does decrease peripheral vision some but not to a clinically significant amount. ...Read more
Make them fun: When we need to treat a child's vision with glasses, the process can often be made easier by making it fun. Try to show your child other children who wear glasses. Make games to comparing how good the vision is with and without lenses. Rewards for wearing and using the glasses can motivate. Also, if a child can do something with glasses v. Without he/she may wear them more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easy: Children tend to protect their glasses depending upon their visual needs. If they are very myopic, they will protect them and even want to sleep in them. If they are engaging in an activity that is not visually demanding, they might prefer to not use the glasses. There is no harm in not wearing glasses even if they would help the vision. Your child can actually help you with this. ...Read more
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