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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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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 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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Eyesight deteriorating but i can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Eyesight deteriorating but i can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Adjust glasses: Get your glasses fit and adjusted better so that you can wear them. Adjusting the ear pieces and nose pieces can make a big difference. If the glasses make your vision blurry, get an exam with an eye MD. ...Read more

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Will glasses slow down worsening vision?

Will glasses slow down worsening vision?

No effect: Glasses help you see better but have no effect on the anatomical issues of your visual apparatus which control the degree of eyeglass need. ...Read more

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Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Possibly: If the reason for your worsening vision is a change in the refraction which is the optical correction available in new lenses, then that is all you need. If the change is due to pathology in the eye, new glasses might not help. Your ophthalmologist can help you find the difference between these two and give you assistance. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my eyes from worsening? I already wear glasses. Im a boxer so vision is important if i want to be at the top of my game

How can I prevent my eyes from worsening? I already wear glasses. Im a boxer so vision is important if i want to be at the top of my game

Glasses prescription: Usually stabilizes by your age. Also, if it stays the same for at least a year or so, you can consider refractive surgery like lasik to correct your glasses need. You have to be careful about doing this though, since you are a boxer. ...Read more

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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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My vision has deteriorated rapidly over the past two months. Everything far away is blurry and things close up aren't clear. Do i just need glasses?

My vision has deteriorated rapidly over the past two months. Everything far away is blurry and things close up aren't clear. Do i just need glasses?

See an eye doc: You may need to get corrective glasses. Please see an eye doctor. At your age you should be able to see near with no problem. Near vision problem starts at 40. Please check your blood sugar level, This rapid change in your vision can be due to the high sugar level in the blood. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will my vision deteriorate further after wearing glasses?

Will my vision deteriorate further after wearing glasses?

Yes, if you live.: While it may seem that glasses are causing your eyes to deterioriate, it is actually the wear and tear of aging that causes your eyes to lose their ability to see well up close. I sometimes say that it is a birthday present from mother nature and father time that should be accepted graciously, then attacked by glasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery or possibly lens replacement surgery. ...Read more

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Glasses for exotrophic?

Glasses for exotrophic?

Sometimes: Glasses with prisms or with minus correction are sometimes used to decrease the amount of exotropia or minimize symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get me new glasses?

How to get me new glasses?

Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more

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Will sunlight spoil my glasses?

Will sunlight spoil my glasses?

No: Most glasses are designed to block ultraviolet light and will protect your eyes. Sunlight won't damage the lenses with ordinary exposure. Some very old plastic lenses may oxidize and turn yellowish but in general, glasses lenses are designed to resist photodegradation. ...Read more

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Who takes +5 strength glasses?

Hyperopic: Glasses on the plus (+) side are used for people who are farsighted and/or need extra help at near. They are magnifying lenses and if you look through them, you can enlarge the objects viewed. This is one of the standard eyeglasses needs although a little higher than most. ...Read more

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How do glasses work on a person?

Glasses: Glasses work by focusing light onto the center of the retina (which is the part of the eye that sees). Without glasses, many individuals eyes do not focus the light in the correct location. ...Read more

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Why do little kids need glasses?

Why do little kids need glasses?

To see better: Kids can have visual defects that require eyeglass correction. If they are hyperopic they might have eyes out of alignment due to this. If very myopic, they might need them simply to see the world. In both cases the glasses improve vision and eye position and function. This can be sorted out by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can glasses get worse over time?

No : Your eyes cam became more nearsighted or farsighted with time. Your glasses will have to change according to the prescription needed to see better. ...Read more

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How do glasses assist with vision?

How do glasses assist with vision?

Improve focus: The eyes sometimes are imperfect and the focus cannot be naturally put in the proper place for best vision. Glasses bend the light according to an amount measured by your ophthalmologist so that the focus is on the best place on the retina for the light to be received at its sharpest. ...Read more

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Who can build some special glasses?

Who can build some special glasses?

Optical shop: Most specialty opticians, usually in smaller offices, can provide special needs glasses. You need a prescription from your ophthalmologist and a good analysis of your needs so they can construct them. ...Read more