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Doctor insights on: When To Wear Glasses For Distance

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Mom wants me to wear glasses for distance. I don’t like how they look. But i’m getting headaches from reading the board. Is that a problem?

Mom wants me to wear glasses for distance. I don’t like how they look. But i’m getting headaches from reading the board. Is that a problem?

Yes: Are the headaches only without the glasses? If so, you really should wear them: either get frames that you like and are happy wearing, or see if mom will go for contact lenses. Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Am a high myope, uncorrected. I do wear glasses. Can my distance vision actually get better on its own over time?

Am a high myope, uncorrected. I do wear glasses. Can my distance vision actually get better on its own over time?

Probably not.: Generally, one gets nearsighted between the ages of 5 to 15, gets worse until the late teens or early 20s and then stabilizes. It usually does not get better. Wearing or not wearing glasses will not change the outcome. Read more

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How can it feel to wear glasses?

Mostly good: Almost all of us have such an experience since sunglasses are almost a universal need. For those who need the corrective focusing power of lenses, it generally feels good to be wearing them. But glasses are a bit of a nuisance so many switch to contacts or have lasik surgery;. Read more

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I do not want to wear glasses >: (?

I do not want to wear glasses >: (?

Try contacts: You may be able to be fit into a bifocal contact lens that keeps you spectacle independent. Read more

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Why is it annoying to wear glasses?

Why is it annoying to wear glasses?

Annoying eyeglasses: Discomfort wearing eyeglasses can be due to many reasons. Eye glasses can cause visual distortions and perception issues. Depending on the prescription, images can be smaller, larger, more elongated or slanted. If the problem is present only with a recent prescription, see your eye doctor to see if adjustments in your prescription can be made. Read more

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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

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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

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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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Is it better to wear glasses than contacts?

Is it better to wear glasses than contacts?

No difference: If your eyes are normal and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to good vision, then there is no difference between the two. If your cornea is abnormal, vision is often better with contact lenses. Glasses wear does decrease peripheral vision some but not to a clinically significant amount. Read more

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How can I motivate my child to wear glasses?

How can I motivate my child to wear glasses?

Make them fun: When we need to treat a child's vision with glasses, the process can often be made easier by making it fun. Try to show your child other children who wear glasses. Make games to comparing how good the vision is with and without lenses. Rewards for wearing and using the glasses can motivate. Also, if a child can do something with glasses v. Without he/she may wear them more. Read more

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How do you get an active boy to wear glasses?

How do you get an active boy to wear glasses?

Not easy: Children tend to protect their glasses depending upon their visual needs. If they are very myopic, they will protect them and even want to sleep in them. If they are engaging in an activity that is not visually demanding, they might prefer to not use the glasses. There is no harm in not wearing glasses even if they would help the vision. Your child can actually help you with this. Read more

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How do I know if I have to wear glasses forever?

How do I know if I have to wear glasses forever?

Well...: You really don't know of you will have to wear them for "life". However most people, as they age, will wear glasses for some of their activities. It all depends on how clear your visual needs have to be. Read more

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Can my vision get worse if I always wear glasses?

Can my vision get worse if I always wear glasses?

No but...: If you have the right prescription you will get used to seeing clearer so by comparison your vision without glasses may seem worse. Over 40 your reading vision will gradually get weaker as you age whether or not you were glasses. Read more

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What can I do to boost my eyesight (i wear glasses)?

Not too much to do: Glasses are needed to compensate for the eye being too short, too long, the front lens (cornea) being too round or too flat, and/or the inner lens becoming stiffer with age. Non of these factors can be significantly affected by exercises or supplements or eyeglass use frequency. The only way to make a big reduction in eyeglass/contact lens dependence is laser vision correction. Read more

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