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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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Is it true that glasses make your eyes worse.

Is it true that glasses make your eyes worse.

No: Your eyes will or will not get worse whether you wear glasses or not. Generally nearsightedness gets worse during your teens and early 20s and then stablizes. Farsightedness may get better during teens and then tends to get worse later on. Loss of focusing or presbyopia starts in the 40s, and progresses into the 50s to 60s and then stablizes. ...Read more

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Can glasses make your eyes even worse when you take them off?

Can glasses make your eyes even worse when you take them off?

No: However, the glasses make you see better without any focusing effort your internal lens. Your eye relaxes because the glasses are doing the work, and sometimes when you take them off, things "appear" more blurry. ...Read more

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Will my eyesight with contacts get worse once my eyes get used to glasses?

It should not: Glasses and contact lenses achieve the same goal - providing the prescrition necessary to correct your vision. Although the actual prescriptions may be a little different, if both your glasses and contacts are updated, neither should cause your vision to be worse when you use the other. ...Read more

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Does using smartphone in the dark and/ or without glasses on make eyesight worse? does it affect eyes in any way?

Does using smartphone in the dark and/ or without glasses on make eyesight worse?  does it affect eyes in any way?

We don't think so.: current viewpoints are that this does not affect vision long term...but it sure can cause symptoms after doing it for a while: strained feeling blurred vision double vision headache/eye ache. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

No: Wearing glasses allows you to see better. It does not change the eyes in any way. ...Read more

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Hello sir! I've been using glasses since nearly 10 years and my power kept increasing now its -7.0..i don't experience any irritation but i am concerned my eyes as they are slightly bulging outward ..it's looking terrible and will look worse very soon. si

Hello sir! I've been using glasses since nearly 10 years and my power kept increasing now its -7.0..i don't experience any irritation but i am concerned my eyes as they are slightly bulging outward ..it's looking terrible and will look worse very soon. si

No worries: depending your age your power may keep increasing but the bulging eyes is not related. your eye will not keep bulging out if it does it is due to another problem. if you older than about 35 your power will not increase much more but if you are in your 20s or younger it will keep increasing. ...Read more

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I am nearsighted person wear glasses can worse my eyes?

I am nearsighted person wear glasses can worse my eyes?

Misperception: Wearing proper prescription glasses when needed, in order to help the eyes see the world clearly, is a wonderful asset. Wearing them does not weaken the eyes or make them (somehow) dependent. Your visual clarity will make you desire to wear your glasses. Why not take advantage of a clear visual world. ...Read more