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Does wearing eye glasses cause one to become dependent on them?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Glasses

This is a myth. Glasses to help you see far or near make it easier to see, but they do not make your eyes worse.
Nor do they make you more dependent on glasses.

In brief: Glasses

This is a myth. Glasses to help you see far or near make it easier to see, but they do not make your eyes worse.
Nor do they make you more dependent on glasses.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Most who need glasses find that the clearer vision is pleasing and helpful and develop a dependence from that advantage.
People in the mid years, who are far sighted (need magnifying lenses in the glasses), may find that wearing the glasses allows the focusing muscles to relax so that the vision, without the glasses, may become more blurry - inducing a dependence.

In brief: Sometimes

Most who need glasses find that the clearer vision is pleasing and helpful and develop a dependence from that advantage.
People in the mid years, who are far sighted (need magnifying lenses in the glasses), may find that wearing the glasses allows the focusing muscles to relax so that the vision, without the glasses, may become more blurry - inducing a dependence.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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