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Can my eyesight gradually change so that I no longer will need my glasses?

Can my eyesight gradually change so that I no longer will need my glasses?

Eyes: Yes. In some people, the prescription gets better with time. This is not common, but it may happen. ...Read more

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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Can your eyesight gradually change so that you no longer need glasses?

Can your eyesight gradually change so that you no longer need glasses?

Yes.: As you age, there are natural changes that occur in one's eye that can result in one no longer needing glasses because their refractive correction has changed. An example would be a far sighted (hyperopic) patient requiring less of a hyperopic correction as a result of cataract development as one ages. This results in the lens of the eye becoming thicker resulting in a more myopic correction. ...Read more

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Could your eyesight improve natually so that you no longer need your glasses?

Could your eyesight improve natually  so that you no longer need your glasses?

Second Sight: Most of the time, the answer is no. A small subset of the population, that has low-power or latent hyperopia, will go through a period when the near vision improves spontaneously as a cataract develops and causes a myopic shift. This situation is not very common, but can essentially neutralize the effect of presbyopia. A routine eye examination is indicated. See index of refraction of the lens. ...Read more

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My daughter absolutely refuses to use her glasses. Will this affect her eyesight long-term?

My daughter absolutely refuses to use her glasses. Will this affect her eyesight long-term?

It might: If both are similar in their strength, there is less worry than when one is a lot stronger. The brain could decide to turn off the weaker eye in that case, causing a permanent vision loss. If the brain turns one off, it looses the stimulus to be lined up and could start turning in or out.Have a talk with her eye doc and decide how much risk you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses have a long-term effect on your eyesight?

Can wearing eyeglasses have a long-term effect on your eyesight?

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

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Could glasses improve your eyesight?

Depends: Glasses made properly will allow clear vision - which is an improvement. Glasses will not alter the underlying power of the eyes so wearing them will make no change in the eyes needs for glasses. ...Read more

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Do glasses help if u have a blurry eyesight?

Do glasses help if u have a blurry eyesight?

Yes: Corrective spectacles are the most common way to help people see better. If you are having trouble with your eye sight, make an appointment to see an eye doctor. They can make a big difference for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does irregular use of glasses worsen eyesight?

Does irregular use of glasses worsen eyesight?

Not at all: Glasses are like crutches - their job is not to heal you, only to help you with what you've got. The eye's prescription is essentially a product of its shape; glasses correct the prescription caused by the eye's shape, but do not cause the eye's shape to change for the better or for the worse. In young children there is a possibility of worsening vision from not using glasses, however. ...Read more

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How long can I watch tv while wearing my glasses?

No limit: Glasses improve the clarity of the view and can be used for this purpose on viewing tv. The only damage you do is that the content on tv is sometimes questionable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in her glasses to correct her eyesight?

Which kind: Apparently you need eyeglasses for a female relative or acquaintance. Check with your ophthalmologist to determine the style and power for her. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to adjust to glasses?

1 to 2 weeks: If still having issues after this, return to where you got them. ...Read more

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Contacts vs glasses gave anyone long-term improvement in vision?

Contacts vs glasses gave anyone long-term improvement in vision?

Similar: Both glasses or contact lenses correct the refractive error to make the images clear. They both improve vision for a long term, but the corrective error can change with time or different conditions then the person will need an adjustment to either glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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How to improve my eyesight and won't have to depend on glasses that much?

How to improve my eyesight and won't have to depend on glasses that much?

Some options: You could try contact lenses as a non-surgical option. Otherwise, you can be evaluated to have refractive lens exchange, which is a surgical option. An implant with your prescription can be placed so that you are less dependent on glasses. It won't always eliminate them in every situation. This is considered cosmetic unless you have cataracts that are affecting your vision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

What are the causes of a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

Eye growth: The eye can compensate for errors of refraction in many cases from infancy to young age. But as the body grows, so does the eye and eyeglass needs commonly develop. Also the child can in this circumstance have the sophistication to realize he/she does not see so well. See your pediatric ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Is there anything new in glasses or contacts to improve long distance vision?

Is there anything new in glasses or contacts to improve long distance vision?

ICL's: There are implantable collamer lenses that you can implant in your eyes to improve your vision. Materials to make glasses or contact lenses have improved, but they are still glasses and contact lenses. ...Read more

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Are contacts or glasses better for your long-term vision? Or are they the same?

Are contacts or glasses better for your long-term vision? Or are they the same?

Equivalent: With good care neither pose a risk to the health of your eyes nor to your long term vision. The goal of each is clarity of vision and they are equivalent in that regard. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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I've got some scratches on my glasses.can they affect my eyesight or vision in any way?

I've got some scratches on my glasses.can they affect my eyesight or vision in any way?

No: Scratches may make things look blurry through the glasses but will not harm your vision in any way so you shouldn't worry. If you want to get rid of the scratches you will have to get new lenses. They can't be polished out as that will change the prescription. ...Read more

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What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

Growth: It doesn't take much, and children are growing at an amazing rate. A small change in the shape of the lens or the eyeball itself can make a difference. Plus, many kids compensate for a long time, and most likely eyesight was going bit by bit, but it was hard to notice until compensation was no longer possible. ...Read more

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What happens (short term and long term) if you're prescribed glasses but don't wear the often?

What happens (short term and long term) if you're prescribed glasses but don't wear the often?

Depends: If both your eyes are rather similar in the image they present to the brain,you are likely to do okay.You'll go through life with fuzzy vision but if it works for you it's your choice.If one eye is noticeably better than the other, over time your brain may decide to "turn off" the poorer eyes input, creating a preventable vision loss called amblyopia.Clear this up with your eye doc.It's important ...Read more

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Is it true that if you stop wearing your glasses, your eyesight gets better? (My eyesight is pretty bad)

Is it true that if you stop wearing your glasses, your eyesight gets better? (My eyesight is pretty bad)

Not at all: The quality of your vision/focus is a relationship between your eyeball contour and the parts within. Glasses just move the visual image forward or backward on your retina in a way your brain sees a clearer image. Not wearing your glasses just leaves the image out of focus. You may work to squint some which helps a little for some, but that requires physical effort & doesn't last. ...Read more

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Why do I keep seeing stuff like bright lights with my vision? My eyesight is healthy and I have glasses? What is this?

Many causes: There are many causes of seeing lights in normal eyes ie migraine, pvdetachment, vitreous traction etc. Neuro ophthalmic examination is in order. ...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