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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing Glasses Cause Your Eyesight To Worsen

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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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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 wearing glasses damage eyesight?

Can wearing glasses damage eyesight?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses will not change your eyes. Eyes are unaffected by glasses. ...Read more

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If I start wearing glasses, will my eyesight deteriorate?

If I start wearing glasses, will my eyesight deteriorate?

No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not. ...Read more

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Is it true that if I start wearing glasses my eyesight will deteriorate?

Is it true that if I start wearing glasses my eyesight will deteriorate?

No: However if you get used to wearing glasses and see better with them, then you'll want to wear them all the time and thus without them your eyes will seem worse (like deterioration). Glasses only correct a refractive error, not change the eyesight. Eyesight changes with a lot of near work without breaks, or with age as the cornea/lens changes, etc. ...Read more

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How can I improve my eyesight I have been wearing glasses sonce im 7 I am now 20?

How can I improve my eyesight I have been wearing glasses sonce im 7 I am now 20?

See ophthalmologist: Other than contacts or glasses, the other options are what is called refractive surgery of which the most used is lasik surgery. You are near the end of changes which usually stop in the mid 20's. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...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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Can wearing glasses because of poor eyesight count as sensory disability?

Can wearing glasses because of poor eyesight count as sensory disability?

No: Not in my opinion. If the degree of eyesight loss is severe and not correctable with glasses then a disability exists but otherwise this is not considered a disability which disrupts the performance of everyday activities and occupational duties. ...Read more

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Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Change is expected: It is normal for our vision to change we get older. This is not a sign of going blind, more a sign of aging. See you family doctor, ophthalmologist or optometrist if you are having changes to your vision. ...Read more

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My eyesight became poor recently, will wearing glasses cure my poor eyesight?

Poor vision: If your vision only recently became poor, you need to see an eye doctor asap. Glasses will not likely be of benefit in cases of acute vision loss. ...Read more

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I have short-sightedness with degree of 150-200 for both eyes. How can I improve my eyesight instead of wearing glasses?

I have short-sightedness with degree of 150-200 for both eyes. How can I improve my eyesight instead of wearing glasses?

Options...: For correcting near-sightedness include glasses, contacts, and surgeries. Surgeries can be broken down into two broad groups: laser-based surgeries such as lasik or intraocular-based surgeries such as refractive lens exchange. Your near-sighted prescription should be stable before considering any type of surgery. ...Read more

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My child is 12 years old and he just started wearing glasses with about 225 degrees for both eyes ,can his eyesight improve?

My child is 12 years old and he just started wearing glasses with about 225 degrees for both eyes ,can his eyesight improve?

No, glasses improve: vision, but do not correct the underlying eye focus problem, which is related to a mismatch of the depth of the eye and the shape of the lens. At this age, myopia is the most common cause, and often tends to worsen at puberty. ...Read more

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My friend has weak eyesight -3.45 in one eye n - 4 in other one.she hates wearing glasses so doesn't.Will her eyesight get worse coz of dat??

My friend has weak eyesight -3.45 in one eye n - 4 in other one.she hates wearing glasses so doesn't.Will her eyesight get worse coz of dat??

No: the use or non-use of eyeglasses will not cause your prescription to increase at this age. The term worse should be reserved for medical conditions, which this is not. Stronger eyeglass prescription DOES NOT MEAN WEAKER EYES (medically) ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but i'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

There are risks: Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. ...Read more

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What causes your world to look off when you first start wearing glasses?

Glasses distortion: Your brain is used to seeing images a certain way (either without glasses or with old glasses). When new glasses are worn or the prescription is changed, the brain has to adapt to this change. This generally takes 1-2 weeks of wear to successfully adapt to this. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

Please tell me, could wearing glasses cause astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is caused by a toric (football) shape to the cornea, and rarely by the lens in the eye. Wearing glasses will not cause astigmatism. ...Read more

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Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

DEFINITELY: Headaches are often related to eye issues and changes in your sight by not wearing glasses if needed. But headaches can also occur due to other problems- grinding and clenching of the teeth, sinus, etc. I would see a doctor for a consult. ...Read more

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