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Does eye strain permanently worsen vision?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

While it may cause discomfort, eyestrain will not worsen your vision.

In brief: No

While it may cause discomfort, eyestrain will not worsen your vision.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Dr. Richard Carlin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Eye strain is a generic term for the fatigue, discomfort and dryness from extended use of the eyes.
While annoying and sometimes unpleasant, it is reversible with frequent breaks and rest periods. Usually it disappears with an overnight sleep. No permanent change is possible.

In brief: No

Eye strain is a generic term for the fatigue, discomfort and dryness from extended use of the eyes.
While annoying and sometimes unpleasant, it is reversible with frequent breaks and rest periods. Usually it disappears with an overnight sleep. No permanent change is possible.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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