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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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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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Has anyone ever tried using pinhole eyeglasses to prevent their eyesight from worsening?

Has anyone ever tried using pinhole eyeglasses to prevent their eyesight from worsening?

Yes, in the past: In fact, pinhole eyeglasses were often used a few hundred years ago. The problem with the pinhole is that it makes things appear dimmer, reduces peripheral vision, and just as with all glasses, cannot prevent or stop vision changes. A person would have better focus only while wearing the glasses, but the above side effects make pinhole glasses impractical. ...Read more

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Eyesight deteriorating but i can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Eyesight deteriorating but i can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Adjust glasses: Get your glasses fit and adjusted better so that you can wear them. Adjusting the ear pieces and nose pieces can make a big difference. If the glasses make your vision blurry, get an exam with an eye MD. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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