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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

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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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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Is it safe to wear reading glasses all day?

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

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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Are reading glasses for distance vision?

Are reading glasses for distance vision?

No: Reading glasses correct presbyopia, which happens with age to everyone. These are "plus" lenses. Plus lenses can also correct hyperopia (farsightedness), so it can help some people's distance vision. "minus" lenses correct myopia (nearsightedness). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Do reading glasses make your vision worse?

Do reading glasses make your vision worse?

Not at all: Glasses do not worsen the eye's vision. They serve to improve the vision by supplementing the prescription that your eyes need to see sharply. Reading glasses are magnifying lenses that improve the focus of eyes that can no longer focus well on their own. Our ability to focus up close decreases naturally as we age; glasses simply correct for this and don't cause it. ...Read more

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Do reading glasses help correct your vision?

Do reading glasses help correct your vision?

Sort of: Reading glasses are prescribed for those who cannot focus at near usually due to age (presbyopia). They can help you see better. They cannot "correct" the vision in the sense that they do not alter the basic need for glasses. But if you need them, they can be terrific to allow reading and other near work. ...Read more

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Will reading glasses benefit me even if my current vision is adequate?

Potentially: You can have normal distance vision, but not ideal reading vision. With aging, many patients with near sightedness (myopia) notice an improvement with distance vision, but a progressively more difficulty reading small print. You can try on some reading glasses (which come in different magnifications) at a store with some small newspaper print. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it normal that my vision is blurry after taking off my reading glasses?

Is it normal that my vision is blurry after taking off my reading glasses?

Not really: Many folks who experience a blurring of their visions t distance after reading for an extended period of time, with or without reading glasses, may benefit from glasses for distance correction as well. This can be a potential sign of latent or residual far-sightedness. ...Read more

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Can someone correct his vision to not have to use reading glasses as he gets older?

Can someone correct his vision to not have to use reading glasses as he gets older?

Maybe: There have been some surgical procedures attempted in the past that never really became popular in the us for correction of presbyopia (or the need for reading glasses). Of course, available options now include monovison with wearing a contact lens in one eye or having refractive surgery in one eye for reading or cataract surgery with placement of a multifocal implant lens. ...Read more

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Could wearing my +1.25 reading glasses all day harm my vision?

No: Lenses may correct the vision so that you can see more clearly. An eye with uncorrected or even wrongly corrected lenses will do its best but will not be harmed. If the +1.25 lenses help you see better, than by all means keep it up. See your ophthalmologist for the best correction. ...Read more

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If one has perfect vision, is it bad to use reading glasses; will it mess up the perfect vision?

If one has perfect vision, is it bad to use reading glasses; will it mess up the perfect vision?

Shouldn't: All depends on what you define as perfect vision. If that has been assessed by an eye care provider, then reading glasses are merely extra magnification and shouldn't interfere with your vision. However, if you have any residual farsightedness or other type of prescription at distance, sometimes this can become more manifest, or noticeable, after wearing reading glasses. ...Read more

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Vision suddenly blurry for near objects. Wearing reading glasses to see somewhat but still not 100%. Feeling pressure in my head too. Possible cause?

Vision suddenly blurry for near objects. Wearing reading glasses to see somewhat but still not 100%. Feeling pressure in my head too. Possible cause?

Merits evaluation.: Possible causes include abnormal high or low BP, dehydration, fever, irregular heartbeat, embolism of blood clot or carotid artery plaque and more rare causes, including tumors or endocrine abnormalities. A thorough medical evaluation is likely to find the cause. ...Read more

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Near sighted, -1.00, 20/40 distance acuity. Is my vision still good enough so I won't need reading glasses?

Near sighted, -1.00, 20/40 distance acuity. Is my vision still good enough so I won't need reading glasses?

For awhile: Near vision changes typically occur around age 40-45 and progress into our late 60's, called presbyopia. Nearsightedness does help the reading vision even into those early years, but because presbyopia progresses a -1.00 will eventually not be strong enough. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for reading glasses to cause blurry vision when view at a distance?

Yes: Reading glasses simply change the plane of focus of your eyes from distance to near. That's why they help with reading. Removing the glasses moves the plane of focus back to distance. When we're younger, we can do that ourselves with the lenses in our eyes. Usually, in your 40s, you start to lose that ability and need glasses to help. ...Read more

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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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Have blurred vision only when trying to read something only starting afternoon to evening. I have reading glasses past 3 years for it and itsworsenow?

Blurry vision?: Get yourself a good eye exam by an ophthalmologist. Have a complete exam not just for visual acuity. There are many possible disorders of the eye and you want to make sure none are being missed. ...Read more

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I'm myopic I do practice plus lense therapy for eg. I use reading glasses for close work like reading, surfing net etc, can it harm my vision?

It's ok.: This is a hotly debated topic. Do people who read more become progressively more nearsighted? And if they do, is it because of the extensive reading? No clear answer, but your doing no harm. ...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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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

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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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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

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