Do you think wearing glasses all the time will make your eyesight worse?

glasses - this is a pair of glasses
@youless (90477)
Guangzhou, China
February 3, 2012 9:00am CST
In the past people said once you were near-sighted, you should wear the glasses all the time. Otherwise your eyesight would become worse. However, I think that wearing glasses all the time will have a worse eyesight. It is fine that you just wear glasses whenever it needs.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Feb 12
You have to get used to the glasses. I don't think that wearing them all the time will necessarily hurt your eyes. If you have a real problem then you need to wear them when using your eyes. I don't think you will have a problem if wear for long periods after you get used to them.
@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 12
I will try.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Feb 12
That's all any of us can do.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
3 Feb 12
I am not sure that it could worsen the eyesight more if you wear it everyday. I am near sighted and I do wear my spectacles everyday. And whenever I go out, I put on my contact lenses. I used to not wear any of these two when I am still not use to both - but that has worsen my eyesight.. from -1.25 and -1.00 it became -3 and -2.75. If only I could have followed the advise of my opto before my eyesight will be a little better. Now it has been 3 years since I obeyed what was advised to me, and til now my eyesight;s power is still the same. Thankfully it's not increasing anymore.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 12
This is a strong proof.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
25 Feb 12
Thanks for the BR youless
@dyno10 (347)
12 Aug 16
It will only hurt your eyes if there wasn't a real problem or the prescribed lens are incorrect. but if you have a real problem you should always wear your glasses.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Aug 16
Wish I could know the correct answer.
@misspipsi (237)
• Bulgaria
19 Apr 12
I've had glasses since fourth grade and I wear them absolutely all the time.(sometimes,I'm embarrassed to admit even when I sleep) I can give you 100% guarantee from my experience that your eyesight will not get worse from wearing glasses all the time.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 12
I am glad to hear that.
12 Apr 12
I didn't wear my glasses all the time, and my eyesight got worse. Because I don't like to wear glasses, I only wear contacts now, and my eyesight is way worse than before. NOW, I plan to wear glasses again.. @.@
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 12
Contact lens are much more worse for the eyesight.
@nat1_ong (150)
• Guam
5 Feb 12
I am a near-sighted and wearing glasses. In my opinion, I needed the eyeglasses to see clearly. But I don't think wearing it may make your eyesight worsen. The one that causes poor eyesight is radiation exposure like watching too much t.v and cellphone frontin'. Hope you got what I'm pointing out.Godbless! :)
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Feb 12
OK, I am wrong
@SassyBrat (463)
• Canada
5 Feb 12
As someone who wears glasses and has worn contacts for all my life. I was diagnosed at 18 months of age with issues that stemmed from a crossed eye to myopia to astigmatism. Personally, I do not have a choice but to wear my glasses and/or contacts. I cannot drive, play sports or actually see anyone at normal distance without them. I believe your information is clearly not correct.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Feb 12
Alright, I shall update what I learned
• Philippines
4 Feb 12
dear youless, its better to follow the advise of your ophthalmologist, there are cases that you really have to wear your eyeglasses most of the time to correct your vision. :)
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Feb 12
Perhaps you are right.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
4 Feb 12
hi youless, i am sure it is not the eyeglasses but its the lifestyle you have that makes the eyesight go worse or better. also if you are sick of diabetes then the eyesight is affected too. ann
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Feb 12
I know that the diabetes will have an effect on the eyesight, fortunately so far I don't have this problem yet.
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@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
4 Feb 12
My mom gets up in the morning and doesn't put on her glasses sometimes for 2 hours...one Sunday she didn't realize until we were already at church that she had forgotten her glasses. Myself, I put mine on first thing in the morning, and if they aren't on the headboard of the bed I start to panic. Sometimes the cats knock them on the floor. Marsha
@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Feb 12
I know the glasses can be very important. Since it is quite boring that we can't see things clearly when we go out.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
4 Feb 12
I don't think so that wearing eyeglasses can worsen the situation. In order to avoid worsening the problem. Use your eyes minimal in terms of looking hard letters and late sleep.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Feb 12
Yes, you are right.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 12
I have to wear glasses but only when I am working on the computer of if I am driving at night, otherwise I don't need to wear them. I believe that being on the computer too much has had a detrimental effect on my eyesight, I also believe that it's wear and tear and old age that has the greatest affect on your eyesight, not the wearing of glasses all the time, glasses improve your sight, not wearing them will strain your eyes which will deteriorate them further.
@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 12
In fact I have the similar habit to wear glasses like you. I don't often wear it.
• United States
3 Feb 12
Hmm, I don't really know. When I was younger I had to wear glasses all the time to correct something with my eye and it had nothing to do with my vision. Now, my eye doctor prescribes reading glasses because my eyes focus too much and then the focus lines cross paths and makes my eyes hurt. But, whenever I wear the glasses, it seems to make my eyes hurt even more and then I'm straining my eyes while I read. So, I've given up on the glasses and I don't use them, I just can't read for long periods of time.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 12
It will be better to take breaks when you read the books.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 12
I am a specky woman but I don't wear my glasses all the time. Since I am shortsighted I only put on my glasses when I go out as it is uncomfortable to walk around with blur vision. I have no idea though that wearing glasses all the time will worsen the eyesight.
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@youless (90477)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 12
I found that my eyesight is worse and therefore I wonder whether I shall pay attention to it.