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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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...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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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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Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Can glasses and contacts worsen vision?

Glasses and contacts: Significantly help your vision if they are fit properly. In addition, your eyes will not get weaker by wearing them on a regular basis. ...Read more

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I got new glasses that distort my vision?

I got new glasses that distort my vision?

Retest: Glasses generally improve the vision noticeably. If you have been used to good vision from each eye and have gotten a new pair which does not provide this, then go back to the doctor (you were seeing an ophthalmologist -right?) who can check this out and get a proper correction. Most optical shops will fix a lense for any reason in a two month window from the first eyeglass made there. ...Read more

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If I have 20/30 vision do I need glasses?

Personal preference: 20/30 is still acceptable vision, and may not require glasses, but if you did get some correcting lenses in glasses, it certainly could improve your vision/clarity to normal if preferred. ...Read more

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If my vision is 30/20. Do i need glasses?

If my vision is 30/20. Do i need glasses?

Is that 20/30?: You may have copied that incorrectly. 20/30 is standard nomenclature. Rb283432. ...Read more

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Do you need glasses if you have 20 30 vision?

Probably: If the cause is refractive, then glasses or contact will correct the vision. If it is something else, then you may need some other medical or surgical treatment. See and eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I improve my vision without using glasses?

How can I improve my vision without using glasses?

Visual training: Some people advocate visual training or specialized contact lens fitting. However, in my surgical eyecare practice, there is no way to improve your vision short of laser vision correction. Good luck and have a great day! ...Read more

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Does not wearing your glasses make your vision worse?

Yes: Your eyes will continue to change and adjust in order to maintain your vision, sometimes even if 1 eye gets lazier. ...Read more

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Can i wear clear lenses glasses, if I have perfect vision....?

Can i wear clear lenses glasses, if I have perfect vision....?

Yes: Glasses, wether prescription or not, have protective benefits (uv, injury) as well as cosmetic effects. You can wear clear, tinted, or colored, depending on the lighting and your desire. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Can someone help please? My vision is 20/45. Do i need glasses?

Less than 20/20: There is no way to know why a person's vision is not "perfect" without examining them. Glasses may correct some patient's vision but in other cases an eye disease or abnormality may be responsible. Please see an eye doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I have really bad vision and need glasses but i don't like them?

I have really bad vision and need glasses but i don't like them?

Glasses options: Luckily there are many options for you today. First there is the contact lens option. You can be in contact lenses by tomorrow. After that there are all the refractive surgery options: lasik, prk and many more now. Last option is to get a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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Contacts vs glasses gave anyone long-term improvement in vision?

Contacts vs glasses gave anyone long-term improvement in vision?

Similar: Both glasses or contact lenses correct the refractive error to make the images clear. They both improve vision for a long term, but the corrective error can change with time or different conditions then the person will need an adjustment to either glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more

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What kind of glasses are recommended for someone with 20\50 vision?

What kind of glasses are recommended for someone with 20\50 vision?

Glasses: Someone that is 20/50 may have near-/far-sightedness, astigmatism, or some other eye problem. You need to see an eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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