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Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

May be an illusion: Wearing glasses will not physically change the eyes, it just optically corrects the focusing of the image so that it is clear to the eye. Wearing nearsighted glasses (myopia) can give the illusion that the eyes appear to be smaller and possibly sunken back, while farsighted glasses (like reading glasses) make the eyes look larger. This is a magnification effect based on the power of the lens. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?

21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for  past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?

Allergic rhinitis?: You get sunken eyes with dark circles if you don't get enough sleep, are exhausted and are not well hydrated. But if you feel normal, and still have those symptoms, do you also have runny nose, sneezing in the morning and at other times, without feeling sick? If so, you may have allergic rhinitis (or hay fever). See your doctor who can prescribe effective medicines. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

No: Wearing glasses allows you to see better. It does not change the eyes in any way. ...Read more

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Can you get tired looking eyes from not wearing glasses when you can't see clearly?

Can you get tired looking eyes from not wearing glasses when you can't see clearly?

Yes: Some people squint all the time to see clearly taking advantage of the pinhole effect this offers. Chronic squinting can cause permanent furrowing and creasing of the thin lid skin resulting in wrinkles and a look of fatigue. It's very easy to get clear glasses designed for the task at hand - see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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When I take off my everyday glasses, I can see that I'm usually wearing glasses: I have kind of 'puffy' eyes. I see this with others too. How come?

Eyeglasses help: by putting a strain on our eyes. They can create eye fatigue and thus the look of tired eyes w/out them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you stop wearing glasses all the time will your eyes get stronger?

If you stop wearing glasses all the time will your eyes get stronger?

Glasses weaken eyes?: No. People over 40 often think that wearing readers made their eyes weaker. Presbyopia is a natural condition that occurs around 40 where the focusing power (accommodation) gradually declines over 30 years due to gradual hardening of the natural lens of the eye. The amount of reading power you need to replace gradually increases every 2-3 years. Vision w readers is better; they want glasses. ...Read more

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Will wearing glasses without grade or refraction index damage the eyes?

No: Eyes are pretty tough and flexible. If the glasses you are wearing are incorrect in some way, the eyes will do the best to see and will not be harmed -- you simply will not see as well as you could. (honestly i don't know what you mean by 'grade' - you could re ask that if it is still an issue for you.). ...Read more

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Do your eyes get tired from wearing glasses a long time?

Do your eyes get tired from wearing glasses a long time?

Possibly.: This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your study, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. If you are not used to glasses, it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get misalignment of your eyes when wearing glasses for the first time?

Yes: Your eyes may feel misaligned with certain glasses prescriptions, especially those where the lenses are very different from each other or the axis of astigmatism is different on each side. If the glasses are made poorly and the optical centers aren't lined up with your pupils, you can see the effect of induced prism, causing double vision or eye strain. ...Read more

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I have short-sightedness with degree of 150-200 for both eyes. How can I improve my eyesight instead of wearing glasses?

Options...: For correcting near-sightedness include glasses, contacts, and surgeries. Surgeries can be broken down into two broad groups: laser-based surgeries such as lasik or intraocular-based surgeries such as refractive lens exchange. Your near-sighted prescription should be stable before considering any type of surgery. ...Read more

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My child is 12 years old and he just started wearing glasses with about 225 degrees for both eyes ,can his eyesight improve?

My child is 12 years old and he just started wearing glasses with about 225 degrees for both eyes ,can his eyesight improve?

No, glasses improve: vision, but do not correct the underlying eye focus problem, which is related to a mismatch of the depth of the eye and the shape of the lens. At this age, myopia is the most common cause, and often tends to worsen at puberty. ...Read more

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I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?

I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?

Not harmful: The distance from the eye to the lens has some effect on the actual power of the glasses, but this is only significant if the power of the glasses is high. ...Read more

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I just started wearing glasses(2wks), my eyes r now really dry. What r the best eye drops?

I just started wearing glasses(2wks), my eyes r now really dry. What r the best eye drops?

Artificial tears: Artificial tears. There are many brands and they are over the counter. I would avoid those that use benzalkonium chloride as a preservative as they can be irritating. Use them at least 4-6 times a day. ...Read more

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Do your eyes ache when wearing glasses for long periods of time?

Do your eyes ache when wearing glasses for long periods of time?

No: Check the fit, check for the correct prescription, take more breaks. May be related to asthenopia or eye strain. ...Read more

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