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Why Wearing Glasses Makes 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
No: Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
No effect: The wearing of eyeglasses will have no effect on the eye position either outward or inward. ...Read more
I'm an 18 yr old female & I've been wearing glasses for 8 years. My eye look sunken in, puffy and dark circles all around with indentation marks at the sides of my nose. Is there a natural way to fix this?
Allergic shiners?: Dark circles and puffy eyes may be a sign of allergies see an allergist for help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
THEY: WILL GET WORSE ANYWAY.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are your thoughts? Could wearing glasses without grade or refraction index, damage the eyes?
Nonsense question: None of this makes any sense.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
My child is 12 years old and he just started wearing glasses with about 225 degrees for both eyes, can his eyesight improve?
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'm seeing white dots out of my new eyeglasses its not floaters and only when I have glasses on will eyes adjust or do I need them tinted?
No: Check the fit, check for the correct prescription, take more breaks. May be related to asthenopia or eye strain. ...Read more
Can you get headaches, dizziness, and slight pressure behind the eyes from not wearing glasses when you need them?
I have myopia. I am wearing glasses but what would help to regain my vision. And my eyes often feel irritating and are red?
You may be straining: And doing too much computer work, which means you are staring at the screen and not blinking much. Lubricating eye drops can help (without preservative) that are also called artificial tears. They will moisturize your eyes, and are easy to use. Post a note to blink more often by your computer. Be kind to your eyes. Myopia may be from the shape of your eye, and that's harder to reverse by itself. ...Read more
I have had an allergy to contacts and eyes scratched + infection being treated atm, wearing glasses, will a dif brand fix the allergy?
Possibly: If you have all of the problems you mention, the eyes likely need some time to heal. After they are recovered, daily disposable soft lenses can be a good option for those who developed a sensitivity or allergy to their contacts, like gpc. Best to be managed by a competent eye care professional with contact lens experience. ...Read more
I am wearing glasses. My eyes pains and I get headache, I checked my eyes twice it match the power of glasses (checked by a contact shop not by a doctor.
Recheck: Go back to the prescribing eye doctor and have refraction rechecked and the fitting of your glasses analyzed. Often a cycloplegic refraction and ocular alignment assessment resolves the problems. The glasses may be too strong or astigmatism off axis or an undetected phoria that has decompensated to a tropia with the glasses. The latter two ideas would have double vision symptoms. ...Read more
What to do if I have very flat and narrow nose bridge and when wearing glasses, they slip down my nose/away from my eyes?
Change frame: This is very common in Asian populations. There are frames designed to deal with this - go to an optical shop offering personal service and have them help you with a better frame. ...Read more