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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing Contact Lenses Make Your Eyes Weaker As In Comparison To Glasses

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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


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If I have myopia and i don't wear glasses will my eyes get weaker ? And what do you think about contact lenses does it hart eyes in anyway

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses at age 22 will neither accelerate myopia nor decrease its progression. It will go along its natural history course without being influenced by glasses use/nonuse. Contact lenses are an excellent choice if you feel ou want better vision without the appearance of lasses. With proper care, contact lenses are generally safe. ...Read more

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Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Contact lenses: Are almost always very safe and effective in correcting your refractive error. Rarely, especially if you overuse your contacts, they can cause eye irritation or infection. However, the vast majority of patients do very well with contact lenses. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

Maybe not used to it: If you are not used to glasses, it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. Contact lenses are also good, but they can be lost. It is good to be able to use both. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have bad eyes can you skip glasses and go straight into contact lenses?

I'm just wondering, if you have bad eyes can you skip glasses and go straight into contact lenses?

Not recommended: Even if you choose to use contact lenses as your primary means of correcting your vision, you need to have a pair of glasses as well. This is because there are situations in which you cannot wear your contacts, and you must have a back-up. The glasses do not need to be new or even the best prescription, but usable so you can safely drive and work. ...Read more

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Random twitching for 2 months now. I wear glasses, sometimes contact lenses. What can be the reason of the twitching eyes?

Random twitching for 2 months now. I wear glasses, sometimes contact lenses. What can be the reason of the twitching eyes?

Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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I tend to open my eyes wide when wearing contact lenses, which causes some eye fatigue. Is this normal? Should I consciously close up my eyelids a bit as if I am wearing glasses?

I tend to open my eyes wide when wearing contact lenses, which causes some eye fatigue. Is this normal? Should I consciously close up my eyelids a bit as if I am wearing glasses?

It is common: to open your eyes wider while wearing contact lenses, especially while getting use to them. If your eyes are becoming fatigued while wearing contact lens, you should decrease the amount of time that you are wearing them, in order to allow your eyes to adapt. Try wearing the contacts for only 4 hours/day for a few days, if your eyes do not feel fatigued, gradually increase the number of hours/day ...Read more

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Is contact lens harmfull for eye for daily use if used instead of glasses?

Not usually: Contact lenses that are used properly in a patient who is a proper candidate for their used will generally not be harmful. That's why so many millions of people successfully wear them. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses better than eye glasses if you have a high prescription?

More natural: The vision you obtain with contact lenses mimicks your natural vision. The difference between spectacle correction and contact lenses is greater the stronger the prescription is. ...Read more

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Why can't i see out of my left eye with my contact lens? (even got a new one). I can see perfectly fine with my glasses.

Wrong Rx: The prescription is not equivalent to your glass rx. If this was a refill of your present cl rx, they made a mistake. Have your eye physician take a look to figure out the problem. ...Read more

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