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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Do i need to wear glasses all the time?

Do i need to wear glasses all the time?

No: For most eyeglasses provide improved vision and you will want to wear them to see better. For a few the eyeglasses provide corrections of things like eye misalignment in which case you will need to wear them. Not wearing the glasses for most cases simply prevents you from seeing clearly but does no harm to the eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Thomas Wolf Dr. Wolf
Ophthalmology
37 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

Better vision : Spectacles, with proper prescription, correct the refractive error of your eyes. The benefits to wearing them is for clear vision. There is no downside to clear vision. Wear them when your vision requires the benefits of enhanced vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me is it bad to wear glasses all the time?

Can you tell me is it bad to wear glasses all the time?

No: There is nothing bad about wearing glasses. They help you see better. This is a good thing. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can your eyesight improve if you wear glasses all the time?

Can your eyesight improve if you wear glasses all the time?

Not at your age.: Glasses may only improve the best corrected vision in a child under the age of 10. After this age glasses only improve your vision when you wear them. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I have to wear glasses all the time, will this make my vision worse?

I have to wear glasses all the time, will this make my vision worse?

No: The eyes will not change for better or worse because you correct the vision with glasses. So not wearing them will have no effect except to force you to see things blurry all the time. Wearing them will clarify the vision but not alter the basic power. ...Read more

Dr. Terry Simpson Dr. Simpson
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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If you wear glasses all the time and you take them off for a shower and you become like off balanced feeling ?

Yes: Often the vision changes and the eyes take a minute to try to focus, get use to it, and change your balance. Get glasses with windshield wipers on them and use them in the shower. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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I am short sighted and was told to wear glasses for lectures. But i can't identify people's faces. Should i wear glasses all the time?

I am short sighted and was told to wear glasses for lectures. But i can't identify people's faces. Should i wear glasses all the time?

Your preference: At your age, wearing glasses will not cause your eyes to worsen. They will only enable you to see better. Your choice, see better all the time, or just some of the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I wear spectacles of power -0.75. Should i wear glasses all the time?

I wear spectacles of power -0.75. Should i wear glasses all the time?

Depends: This power can be worn all of the time, but many who need this slight correction wear glasses only to see better when conditions are not good, like driving in the rain or at night or attending a ball game (unless you have really good seats). ...Read more

Dr. Richard Scartozzi Dr. Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
15 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is it advisable to wear glasses all the time if nearsighted?

Is it advisable to wear glasses all the time if nearsighted?

To see best, yes.: Otherwise you can wear contact lenses. You don't do any harm to your eyes by not wearing glasses or contacts however. See you eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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As a presbyopic, do I need to wear glasses all the time?

No: Depends on the distance and font size. Presbyopes typically have loss of accommodation (variable amounts based on age), so they need extra help to focus on tiny things at near with reading glasses. ...Read more

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Will I need to wear glasses all the time if I have bad astigmatism?

Will I need to wear glasses all the time if I have bad astigmatism?

Yes: If you want to see well No if you don't mind being blurred. At age 44 you cannot damage your eyes by not wearing your prescription. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Do i need to wear glasses all the time if I have astigmatism (bad astigmatism)?

Do i need to wear glasses all the time if I have astigmatism (bad astigmatism)?

Why not contacts or : Contact lenses can treat high degrees of astigmatism as can toric intraocular lens implants. A specialist in astigmatic contact lens fitting may be needed. Clear lens extraction with a toric intraocular lens is controversial. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Vision 20/30 & 20/25, with astigmatism. is it recommended to wear glasses all the time or as needed? google shows with astigmatism all the time.

Vision 20/30 & 20/25, with astigmatism. is it recommended to wear glasses all the time or as needed? google shows with astigmatism all the time.

When helpful: Astigmatism causes a little visual distortion at distance unless the amount is very high. Glasses are worn to improve visual clarity. The only downside of not wearing them is that you might see things less clearly. There is no harm or help from the standpoint of eye health whether you wear them continuously or only when you need the clarity. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What prescription makes nearsighted people wear glasses all the time?

What prescription makes nearsighted people wear glasses all the time?

Vision improvement: The use of glasses enhances the clarity of vision. There is no dividing line medically but the higher the power needed, the more likely the wearer will be happy with the visual clarity. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Whether to wear glasses all the time or just for driving, when having a astigmatism. Which is better?

Wear glasses: If you want to see better. You will not help or hurt your eyes if you wear them or not wear them. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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I have nearsightedness and an astigmatism. Should I wear glasses all the time, even for close up activities? Or will this make vision worse?

I have nearsightedness and an astigmatism. Should I wear glasses all the time, even for close up activities? Or will this make vision worse?

Myopic spectacles: Yes, prescription glasses refine the refractive error of the eye, whether nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, or presbyopia. In your case, your myopia allows you to see more clearly up close, but blurry at distance. Wearing properly prescribed glasses will refine your distance vision, &,By the way, wearing glasses doesn't deteriorate your vision. If you see clearly upclose without them on, great ...Read more

Dr. Hussain Elhalis Dr. Elhalis
Ophthalmology
7 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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How much time should I wear glasses?

How much time should I wear glasses?

When you need them: Based on your vision requirements. If you are driving, wear the glasses. If you are lounging on the couch, you don't need to. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Purkiss Dr. Purkiss
Ophthalmology
13 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Can your vision get worst if you wear glasses over time?

Can your vision get worst if you wear glasses over time?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How can it feel like when you wear glasses for the first time?

Like you can see: For most people, there are no symptoms when wearing glasses for the first time (or changing glasses). A few people have a feeling of distortion or dizziness that usually goes away by continuing to wear the glasses for a few weeks. If you get nauseated or get a headache, then return to the place you got the glasses for evaluation. ...Read more

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