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Can your eyesight gradually change so that you no longer need glasses?

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
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In brief: Yes.

As you age, there are natural changes that occur in one's eye that can result in one no longer needing glasses because their refractive correction has changed.
An example would be a far sighted (hyperopic) patient requiring less of a hyperopic correction as a result of cataract development as one ages. This results in the lens of the eye becoming thicker resulting in a more myopic correction.

In brief: Yes.

As you age, there are natural changes that occur in one's eye that can result in one no longer needing glasses because their refractive correction has changed.
An example would be a far sighted (hyperopic) patient requiring less of a hyperopic correction as a result of cataract development as one ages. This results in the lens of the eye becoming thicker resulting in a more myopic correction.
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