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How will nearsightedness affect my lifestyle?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Only little changes
A person who becomes moderately or very nearsighted will have to remember to have glasses or contact lenses with him wherever he goes.
If he forgets them, he can't see well enough to drive. He needs them for sports, to see a ball clearly. He needs them for swimming, to see in the water. At night, he needs them even more. Overall, glasses or contact lenses are only a minor inconvenience.

In brief: Only little changes
A person who becomes moderately or very nearsighted will have to remember to have glasses or contact lenses with him wherever he goes.
If he forgets them, he can't see well enough to drive. He needs them for sports, to see a ball clearly. He needs them for swimming, to see in the water. At night, he needs them even more. Overall, glasses or contact lenses are only a minor inconvenience.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: DMV caveat
In addition, please note that if your nearsightedness is severe enough, you may not pass the vision test at the dmv for a driver's license and would then be required to wear corrective lenses while you drive for your & everyone else's safety.
This may be noted on your driver's license as well. It is best to get it checked out by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

In brief: DMV caveat
In addition, please note that if your nearsightedness is severe enough, you may not pass the vision test at the dmv for a driver's license and would then be required to wear corrective lenses while you drive for your & everyone else's safety.
This may be noted on your driver's license as well. It is best to get it checked out by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: It should not
Nearsightedness should not affect your life, if you wear corrective lenses.
Without correction, you will have difficulty seeing things at a distance clearly but if that is the only eye condition you have, it shouldn't significantly change your life. Once you get eyeglasses or contact lenses, you will be able to see more clearly.

In brief: It should not
Nearsightedness should not affect your life, if you wear corrective lenses.
Without correction, you will have difficulty seeing things at a distance clearly but if that is the only eye condition you have, it shouldn't significantly change your life. Once you get eyeglasses or contact lenses, you will be able to see more clearly.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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