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Could wearing glasses make your vision worse?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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There is a common feeling that wearing glasses will somehow affect the focusing ability of the eye in a permanent way.
There is no evidence for this. A special case is hyperopia (farsightedness) which in the 20-40 age group, will get headaches without glasses which relieves that but causes more blur in between when the glasses are not worn. Wear glasses to see better - that is all.

In brief: Old message

There is a common feeling that wearing glasses will somehow affect the focusing ability of the eye in a permanent way.
There is no evidence for this. A special case is hyperopia (farsightedness) which in the 20-40 age group, will get headaches without glasses which relieves that but causes more blur in between when the glasses are not worn. Wear glasses to see better - that is all.
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