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Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

Glasses: Wearing the correct spectacle lens correction does not harm your vision. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,667 doctors shared insights

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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Could wearing my +1.25 reading glasses all day harm my vision?

Could wearing my +1.25 reading glasses all day harm my vision?

No: Lenses may correct the vision so that you can see more clearly. An eye with uncorrected or even wrongly corrected lenses will do its best but will not be harmed. If the +1.25 lenses help you see better, than by all means keep it up. See your ophthalmologist for the best correction. ...Read more

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Im myopic I do practice plus lense therapy for eg. I use reading glasses for close work like reading, surfing net etc, can it harm my vision?

Im myopic I do practice plus lense therapy for eg. I use reading glasses for close work like reading, surfing net etc, can it harm my vision?

It's ok.: This is a hotly debated topic. Do people who read more become progressively more nearsighted? And if they do, is it because of the extensive reading? No clear answer, but your doing no harm. ...Read more

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Is there harm in having 1 or 2 glasses of wine with dinner?

Is there harm in having 1 or 2 glasses of wine with dinner?

Wine: Having wine with meals 1-2 times per week has been shown to have beneficial effects. However it is alcohol and alcohol is never good for the body. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would not wearing glasses harm your eyesight if you need them?

Hi docs, would not wearing glasses harm your eyesight if you need them?

Not at 39: The only time wearing incorrect glasses, or not wearing them can hurt (damage) your eyes is under the age of nine, when the nerve pathways are still developing. You may feel eyestarin if you don't wear your glasses, but you will not harm the eyes. ...Read more

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Does it harm my eyes not to wear optical glasses if I have a stigmatism?

Does it harm my eyes not to wear optical glasses if I have a stigmatism?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses will not harm your eyes in any way. You wear glasses to see better. Some people choose to not wear glasses and be blurry all the time. ...Read more

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What kind of glasses should you get in order to neutralize the harm in your eyes from the computer?

What kind of glasses should you get in order to neutralize the harm in your eyes from the computer?

Comfort, no harm...: Newer flat-panel lcd screens really are not harmful to look at without glasses. Glare issues may present with some eye diseases and some people may have difficulty focusing up close - in these instances glasses may be more comfortable. Lately, we've been seeing these yellowish tinted glasses for computer work - they simply increase contrast but don't really block anything harmful. ...Read more

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I have seen a lot of mixed opinions on if pinhole glasses will help one's eyes, but will wearing them do any harm?

I have seen a lot of mixed opinions on if pinhole glasses will help one's eyes, but will wearing them do any harm?

No harm: Pinhole glasses only allow the image to be projected through the center of your cornea and lens where no refractive error will blur the image. This does no harm, but also won't help your underlying refractive error. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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