is it possible to get over wearing your reading glasses?

Philippines
November 30, 2006 11:41pm CST
according to my research you have to wear you reading glasses as well as to upgrade your lenses up to the time your iris stop growing. so thus that mean even my iris stop growing i have to wear glasses and never stop using it?
4 responses
@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
years ago, i was diagnosed with astigmatism. i was told that there's no cure for that and that i have to wear glasses for the rest of my life, taking them off only when i'm sleeping or at the shower. i proved my doctor wrong. i can now get by without any glasses on. i don't know exactly what i did. i just forgot to bring my glasses with me, and i survived without experiencing any pains whatsoever.
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
really so its still be possible for me to get over my glasses.. its not that i dont like glasses but sometimes it gets in my way.. thanks for that little hope you gave me..
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
10 Dec 06
It depends on the problem. I was told I'd have to wear glasses forever due to amblyopia. I don't wear them anymore and haven't for years. But the need for reading glasses is usually caused by the lens becoming less and less flexible (unless you're just far sighted). The lens won't someday decide to be flexible again.
• Philippines
11 Dec 06
i have astigmatism. my optometrist said that cases below the age of 22 can still be repaired, as long as you always wear your correctional glasses. i broke my glasses last may and i've only had a couple of headaches as opposed to the major migraines i got when i was in highschool. my optometrist said that my eyesight improved. so there, it's possible to repair it.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
really, i hope so... but whenever im not wearing my glasses i get a headache.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Umm... I'm not sure what your iris has to do with reading glasses, if anything!Here's why humans often have to wear reading glasses: The lens of your eye (not the iris) changes shape to allow you to see distance and close up (on a normal eye, not someone who is near sighted or far sighted). When you're looking at most things (at least for most people), you're looking far away. When you're asleep, your lens relax to the distance setting basically. So your eyes are at the close up setting much less frequently. After awhile, your lens don't change shape as easily and they sort of get "stuck" in distance mode. So now if you want to see something close up, you'll need reading glasses because your lens is not as flexible as it used to be. So to answer your question, once you wear reading glasses, you'll always wear reading glasses. Your lens will only get less and less elastic, resulting in you needing more and more powerful reading glasses. Sorry to disappoint you!
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
ohhh! god! sory about the iris thing ive read that for so long i dont remember. so that means im going to be behind this glasses forever. so sad.. next month i'll be having my next check up so i hope i hve some improvement ..cos some say it may improve a bit by wearing glases. thanks for the info! really appreciate it and been a big help.
• India
10 Dec 06
ya it depends person to person .