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I have reading glasses. If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

You need reading glasses because the lens system inside your eye has lost its ability to accomodate at near. Wearing reading glasses brings near targets into focus on your retina.
Just like putting a bigger, stronger lens on a camera doesn't make the camera weaker, using a better lens over your eye doesn't make it weaker. You'll just have a clearer picture.

In brief: No

You need reading glasses because the lens system inside your eye has lost its ability to accomodate at near. Wearing reading glasses brings near targets into focus on your retina.
Just like putting a bigger, stronger lens on a camera doesn't make the camera weaker, using a better lens over your eye doesn't make it weaker. You'll just have a clearer picture.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In the adult eye, wearing properly prescribed reading glasses will not make your vision worse.
However, due to the improved reading vision, you will notice the visual blur more without your reading glasses. Good luck and remember to visit your eye doctor!

In brief: No

In the adult eye, wearing properly prescribed reading glasses will not make your vision worse.
However, due to the improved reading vision, you will notice the visual blur more without your reading glasses. Good luck and remember to visit your eye doctor!
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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