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What happens when i don't wear my perscribed eyeglasses?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Blurry vision?

You don't see as well.
.... ;-) in all seriousness, i think you're asking if it will damage your eyes.....Depends. Most people no, especially if you're near sighted. However children less than 10 or 11 who are far-sighted or have astigmatism may develop amblyopia, otherwise known as 'lazy eye'.

In brief: Blurry vision?

You don't see as well.
.... ;-) in all seriousness, i think you're asking if it will damage your eyes.....Depends. Most people no, especially if you're near sighted. However children less than 10 or 11 who are far-sighted or have astigmatism may develop amblyopia, otherwise known as 'lazy eye'.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Agree. The question posed by a 20 yo male makes me believe he is beyond the typical amblyopia years.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blurry vision

Your glasses represent an aid to help your eyes focus clearly.
They also lessen eye strain and visual fatigue when worn. Not wearing them for near tasks is generally fine if you are nearsighted. If you are farsighted, without your glasses in you will have more visual symptoms at near and possibly at far. Astigmatism would especially be problematic at far without glasses on and possibly at near.

In brief: Blurry vision

Your glasses represent an aid to help your eyes focus clearly.
They also lessen eye strain and visual fatigue when worn. Not wearing them for near tasks is generally fine if you are nearsighted. If you are farsighted, without your glasses in you will have more visual symptoms at near and possibly at far. Astigmatism would especially be problematic at far without glasses on and possibly at near.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Vision less clear

There is no harm to the eyes, vision or health of the eyes if you don't wear your proper eyeglasses.
You simply will not see as clear or comfortably as you might otherwise.

In brief: Vision less clear

There is no harm to the eyes, vision or health of the eyes if you don't wear your proper eyeglasses.
You simply will not see as clear or comfortably as you might otherwise.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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