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Why does my contact lens prescription change so much every time I go to the doctor?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: As you grow

Very often, as we grow, our eyes grow too, and become more nearsighted.
This usually stops in our late teens or early 20'a.

In brief: As you grow

Very often, as we grow, our eyes grow too, and become more nearsighted.
This usually stops in our late teens or early 20'a.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends on age

The eye power tends to change through the mid to late 20s.
If you have significant changes after that, it is possible you are being "churned" into buying more lenses. Are you seeing an optometrist - or are you seeing a real doctor --- an ophthalmologist?

In brief: Depends on age

The eye power tends to change through the mid to late 20s.
If you have significant changes after that, it is possible you are being "churned" into buying more lenses. Are you seeing an optometrist - or are you seeing a real doctor --- an ophthalmologist?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not everyone stable

In some people, the glasses and contact lens powers seem to change annually.
These are usually younger patients and occasionally older patients with cataract formation. Usually, most people stabilize by their mid 20's. Drastic changes in refraction may mean problems such as keratoconous or cataract. Best to have a dilated exam.

In brief: Not everyone stable

In some people, the glasses and contact lens powers seem to change annually.
These are usually younger patients and occasionally older patients with cataract formation. Usually, most people stabilize by their mid 20's. Drastic changes in refraction may mean problems such as keratoconous or cataract. Best to have a dilated exam.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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