Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Glasses Make My Eyes Weaker?

By    |   Friday, 22 Nov 2013 04:11 PM

Question: Since I got my first pair of reading glasses two years ago (at 46), I’ve noticed my eyesight has gotten worse. Is it possible my glasses are to blame?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Deteriorating eyesight is not caused by the use — or lack of use — of reading glasses. We normally become a little more far sighted in our 40s as a result of the aging of our lenses, and their ability to adjust to differing focal lengths. That can make reading glasses necessary for many of us.
 
This is an age when annual eye checks should be considered, not only for vision, but also for glaucoma, health disorders associated with retinopathy, and underlying problems with our visual pathways and retinas.

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