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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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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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Eyeglasses (Definition)

Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more