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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?

Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?

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

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Is there any alternative to wearing glasses?

Is there any alternative to wearing glasses?

Yes: You can try contact lenses and lasik vision correction is available if you are eligible. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and advice over which is the best pathway for you. ...Read more

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Could wearing glasses make your vision worse?

Could wearing glasses make your vision worse?

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

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When should I start wearing glasses full time?

When they help: With the exception of very few instances, glasses are not mandatory. They will help you see at certain distances and if feel improved vision is important full-time wear is recommended. The only exception would be for amblyopia (lazy eye) therapy for small children - they should always wear their glasses as prescribed. ...Read more

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How do I get into the habit of wearing glasses?

How do I get into the habit of wearing glasses?

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 more

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What to do if I dislike wearing glasses so much?

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

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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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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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Can wearing glasses considered to be a form of disability?

No: Wearing glasses themselves is not considered a disability. It is how well you see that determines this. You are considered disabled if your vision with correction is 20/200 or less in your best eye. "with correction" means with glasses on. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have have 6/6 vision despite wearing glasses?

Is it possible to have have 6/6 vision despite wearing glasses?

Yes: Vision is ordinarily measured as the best corrected (using glasses or contacts if needed). So if wearing glasses gives you 6/6 vision on the chart - then congratulations. We do not place much value on the uncorrected vision. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vision to be improved by not wearing glasses?

Is it possible for vision to be improved by not wearing glasses?

No: Glasses do not modify the vision nor does not wearing them change the way they will develop. If you do not wear the eyeglasses that improve your vision, you will do no harm, but you will just see less well. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is wearing glasses a bit stronger bad for you?

Myopes always want: More negative added to their prescriptions. It doesn't mean they're going to see any better. So it may not be that advantageous having stronger glasses, especially if it may cause you to have a headache, or eye spasm. Stick with what you have to now, and if you see 20/20, that is perfect vision! ...Read more

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First time wearing glasses - I have funhouse effect, what should I do?

Wear them: This will go away if you wear the glasses. Wear them as much as possible. If it does not resolve in 1-2 weeks, return to where you got them. ...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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What causes your world to look off when you first start wearing glasses?

Glasses distortion: Your brain is used to seeing images a certain way (either without glasses or with old glasses). When new glasses are worn or the prescription is changed, the brain has to adapt to this change. This generally takes 1-2 weeks of wear to successfully adapt to this. ...Read more

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