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Wearing lower refractive power nearsight prescription glasses, will this help make my eyes healthier?
May be an illusion: Wearing glasses will not physically change the eyes, it just optically corrects the focusing of the image so that it is clear to the eye. Wearing nearsighted glasses (myopia) can give the illusion that the eyes appear to be smaller and possibly sunken back, while farsighted glasses (like reading glasses) make the eyes look larger. This is a magnification effect based on the power of the lens. ...Read more
Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most cases -YES: In most cases your best corrected vision wil be the same as what you see with your glasses. No better / no worse. The only exception might be with gas permeable contacts if you have astigmatism. Some professional baseball players have won major league batting titles wearing gas permeable conact lenses (edgar martinez-seattle mariners). ...Read more
Hv mild myopic astigmatism + nystagmus. Far vision perfect w glasses. Near vision slightly blurry with glasses even before presbyopia set in. Why?
Yes: I presume you had successful vision correction (lasik) surgery and that (now) your prescription is "zero" or plano in your eyes. You certainly can wear protective eye glasses and I do advise this for outside activities and for uv protection. Also, because some individuals have dry eye symptoms following lasik, the glasses can help deflect airflow that speeds up evaporative tear loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer