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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Wear Reading Glasses All The Time

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Could I wear reading glasses all the time?

Could I wear reading glasses all the time?

No necessary: Reading glasses provide good vision at near for those who are in the over 40 age group. You can wear them as much as you want although they will blur the vision at distance. ...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


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Can I wear +1.00 reading glasses at all times?

Can I wear +1.00 reading glasses at all times?

Yes: However, if you are not farsighted, they may blur your distance vision. They will not harm your eyes. ...Read more

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Active teen girl migraine same time every night start around 5 last all evening advilhelps sometimes have reading glasses and I wear them but no help?

? Triggers?: When they occur daily at the same time, there must be something that triggers them. Look at diet, stress, and hydration status at that time to assess whether these may be factors. Dicuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?

Could use your help docs! My eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?

Presbyopia: Is the term which describes the typical age-related development of reading problems. Often, patients who don't need glasses for distance vision can get along with otc readers. This type of glasses is meant to be used only for reading and you won't be able to see distance well through them. Alternatives include half-sized lenses in which you look over the top, or bifocals to wear all the time. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear 'reading glasses' all day?

How bad is it to wear 'reading glasses' all day?

No: Glasses have no effect on the eyes. So you can wear glasses as much or as little as you want. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear reading glasses all day?

Yes: As long as you are expecting to see at the normal reading distance with them its ok. Please don't use them to see to drive a car. ...Read more

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Good or bad to wear reading glasses?

Neither: If they improve your ability to see better at near, then you should wear them for this purpose. ...Read more

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Should you wear reading glasses even if you have good eyesight?

Should you wear reading glasses even if you have good eyesight?

Perhaps: At age 46, presbyopia, the hardening of the lens which disturbs focusing at near - is inevitable. Reading glasses can help with the clarity for print and small objects. If you have these needs, the glasses will help. If you don't wear the glasses, you will struggle - but either way the eyes will do their best and whether or not you wear glasses, the eyes will not change from their destiny. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

No...: ...But it may cause undue strain. Up until the 40s, the eyes can normally focus for near work. By the late 40s, near focus becomes difficult. Reading glasses are essentially magnifiers that help you focus up close. If you can focus up close on your own, there is no reason to use readers, and they can give you headaches. There is no danger, however, in using them. ...Read more

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It is good to wear a reading glasses even your sight is in perfect?

You can: Reading glasses magnify the print making it easier to read. They can be used even you don't "need" to use them. They will not harm your eyes or induce a need for glasses. ...Read more

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Will your vision slowly get worse if you wear reading glasses constantly?

Reading glasses: Reading glasses or bifocals are part of aging. It's going to occur. The muscles in the eye that focuses up close weaken and the lens becomes less flexible. When you use reading glasses, these muscles do not have to work as hard, so the weaken more. But this is a normal pattern. It's like buying a pair of pants with a larger waist size, they feel better, but you'll probably never go back ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear reading glasses even if you have perfect vision?

Is it safe to wear reading glasses even if you have perfect vision?

Yes!: Perfect is relative. You may have perfect uncorrected vision at distance but some presbyopia or difficulty with focusing up close. Readers are recommended. You can't hurt your eyes with them. ...Read more

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If I read a lot & use a laptop lots, is it okay to wear reading glasses that are +1.0 if I haven't been prescribed them? Will it ruin my eyesight?

If I read a lot & use a laptop lots, is it okay to wear reading glasses that are +1.0 if I haven't been prescribed them? Will it ruin my eyesight?

No harm: At your age your natural accomodation should allow clear vision of reading material and computer screens. If you are more comfortable using a plus one lens, that is OK and not harmful. It will not ruin your eyesight ...Read more

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Noticed 2 Small dents top of head on each side of midline exactly where I wear my reading glasses when not using them. I have been doing this 2 years.

Noticed 2 Small dents top of head on each side of midline exactly where I wear my reading glasses when not using them. I have been doing this 2 years.

Normal effect: Yes Eyeglass wearers do get dents from prolonged pressure in any spot. For instance the nose pads cause dents in the sides of the upper nose. You can stop the practice and it will improve but very slowly. ...Read more

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Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Not perfectly: Depending on the power of your mono vision, you may need a different glass prescription for each eye, so OTC readers likely won't work. A "computer" or intermediate range prescription can help and only use for mid-range (computer) work. ...Read more

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I it bad for my 12 year old to wear reading glasses even if he has 20/20 vision?

I it bad for my 12 year old to wear reading glasses even if he has 20/20 vision?

No: It will not harm his eyes. Over-the-counter reading glasses are good magnifiers and make it easier to see close objects, . They can be useful to anyone, even children, for this purpose. If your child wears them alot, it is possible they need glasses and an eye exam is advised. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of presbyopia & when do most ppl start experiencing them? How do you know if it might be time for reading glasses?

What are the most common symptoms of presbyopia & when do most ppl start experiencing them? How do you know if it might be time for reading glasses?

Decrease near vision: Commonly people around ago 40 loss ability to focus at. Our natural crystalline lens before age 40 able to zoom far and close instantly. But after 40 we slowly loss our close up zooming. However, if someone farsighted (hyperopia) they can loss their close up focusing in their late 30's. Pls have eye exam with refraction after dilation to rule out latent hyperopia. ...Read more

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I had reading glasses of number 1; now I got my eyes tested again; dr. Recommended 1.25; it changes over time?

I had reading glasses of number 1; now I got my eyes tested again; dr. Recommended 1.25; it changes over time?

Gradually: As you enter the 40's (presbyopia) your lens hardens and near vision needs help. The general range is +0.75 to +3.00 for corrective needs as you age in this sequence. When you reach the low 50's, the lens is like a rock and will not change after that so there is a top corrective need. The difference between +1.00 and +1.25 is small and you may not need such a small change if you read ok. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one eye ito be weaker then the other. I wear reading glasses.?

Is it normal for one eye ito be weaker then the other. I wear reading glasses.?

Yes: It's not abnormal to have a different prescription in each eye, or a different level of focus (accommodation). Most of the time, however, your eyes will adjust to the demands that you place in front of them. Some people may require a separate reading eye glass prescription to fine tune each eyes focus. Another related issue is amblyopia, which is an impairment in an eye's level of vision (abnormal. ...Read more

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I have reading glasses. If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

I have reading glasses. If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

No: You need reading glasses because the lens system inside your eye has lost its ability to accomodate at near. Wearing reading glasses brings near targets into focus on your retina. Just like putting a bigger, stronger lens on a camera doesn't make the camera weaker, using a better lens over your eye doesn't make it weaker. You'll just have a clearer picture. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty with reading even when I wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have early diabetic cataracts what can I do?

I am having difficulty with reading even when I wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have early diabetic cataracts what can I do?

Eye check: Typical early diabetic cataracts are centrally located meaning they are blocking the vision right in the center. An evaluation with your eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) would be indicated. ...Read more

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At what age is it typical to need reading glasses in the u.S.?

At what age is it typical to need reading glasses in the u.S.?

Forties: On average most people need to start using readers in their forties. It is a bell curve so certainly some people will need them earlier and some later. ...Read more

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Who needs +5 reading glasses?

High powered readers: +5 is a very high powered reading lens, more than twice as strong as normal reading glasses for a 50 year old. The reading power is added to the distance rx to get a final power. So, if a person had a distance rx of +3.00, and a +2.00 reading power, that would add up to +5.00 total. If the vision is less that 20/20, high power gives more magnification. Or, if working very close (8 inches). ...Read more