Does Wearing Glasses Make your Eyes Worse?
If you think you need glasses, then it is likely your vision is changing. Farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism are some of the most common reasons for glasses. This has led to about 75% of the population utilizing some type of vision correction. Over 50% of people will develop a problem at some point of life requiring vision correction. This may show up as a hazy vision, double vision, blurriness or headaches. For me it was driving at night that I noticed my vision was changing. Around the age of 35 it became necessary to pursue vision correction. Adding prescription glassed was the equivalent of moving from a standard definition TV to high definition TV. I have never felt that my eyes have been made worse by wearing corrective glasses.
Does wearing glasses weaken your eyes? There are some that believe not using vision correction will cause the eyes to become stronger on their own. If your vision is not clear, then eye strain and fatigue will happen. If you do not have the correct prescription, this can lead to a worsening of symptoms of eye strain. For adults it may lead to more headaches and eye fatigue but for children it can worsen their developing vision. Choosing to not wear glasses in hope that you can strengthen muscles and ligaments will just lead to tired eyes. If children are not provided with proper vision correction, it can increase their myopia over time. In general the increase in myopia will happen regardless so when you provide your child with proper correction, it is important to have their eyes checked regularly for changes in prescription glasses strength. This change can lead to blurriness, eye strain and a horde of uncomfortable symptoms that will make life much harder than it needs to be for them. You may notice changes in their grades at school, they may start neglecting schoolwork because it just makes them uncomfortable, and their eyes hurt. Corrected vision will keep them from suffering those results.
Adult vision degradation will occur whether you decide to wear glasses or not. You cannot stop the aging process of the eyes. You will not be able to slow down the loss of eyesight by not wearing them and you are struggling for no reason. Age is the main reason your eyes will get worse with or without vision correction. Wearing glasses for reading will also not make your eyes worse. You will eventually have to use them to read small print, so go ahead and make it easy on yourself. Once you start corrective vision then you understand what it’s like to be able to see better.
The bottom line is wearing glasses will not make your eyes worse. They will only improve your life so go ahead and enjoy!
This article is written by Aaron Workman, DC, one of the members of Chambers Medical Group’s team of car accident chiropractors who offer a variety of treatments and therapies ranging from diagnostic testing to various soft tissue therapies for car accidents and injuries in Kentucky.
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