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Glasses Will 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have myopia,does wearing eyeglasses stop it from worsening or will it heal it?or it's gonna be like that for life?i read a lot of books btw.
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
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
Usually, vision deteriorates with time. Is it possible to somehow improve vision (w/o glasses, contacts, or surgery)? I'm in my 30s. Thank you.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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