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Effects Of Wearing Glasses
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is a common misconception. Wearing glasses to correct refractive error does not make your vision worse or increase your refractive error over time. Refractive error is an imbalance between the length of your eye and it's optical power. Glasses simply compensate for that imbalance. ...Read more
Old message: There is a common feeling that wearing glasses will somehow affect the focusing ability of the eye in a permanent way. There is no evidence for this. A special case is hyperopia (farsightedness) which in the 20-40 age group, will get headaches without glasses which relieves that but causes more blur in between when the glasses are not worn. Wear glasses to see better - that is all. ...Read more
Use them: If they are for distance vision and you see much better, start using them all the time. If they are just for reading, keep them in your pocket or around your neck so that they are readily available when needed. When trying bifocals for the first time, sometimes they take a bit getting used to, especially the progressives lenses (in some people). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some options: You could try contact lenses. Other options are laser eye surgery like PRK and LASIK. A third option is ICL surgery (a contact lens implant in your eye). There are some other options too but it's best to discuss this with a refractive eye surgeon as there are many variables in qualifying for each of these options. Good luck. ...Read more