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Can Reading Glasses Weaken My Eyes?

By    |   Wednesday, 28 May 2014 03:43 PM

Question: Since getting my first pair of reading glasses a year ago, I think my eyesight has gotten much worse. Is it possible my glasses are making my eyes lazy somehow? Should I try to read without my glasses to strengthen them? 

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
This is a myth — an old wives' tale. The use or lack of use of corrective lenses does nothing to advance worsening vision.
Not wearing lenses does not "strengthen" your eyes at all, and may mean you will strain to see clearly.
Strained vision may produce irritability, depression, insomnia, headaches, concentration lapses, and facial wrinkling from squinting. So use your glasses or contact lenses. You are not weakening your eyes by using corrective lenses.

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