Effects of wearing glasses that are somewhat too weak

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Jessie Hamilton, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. What's the current wisdom on the long-term effects of using glasses or
    contacts that aren't strong enough? I ask because I switched to
    contacts about 4 years ago and therefore haven't had my glasses
    prescription updated in probably 5 years. I only wear them around the
    house for the most part so that they're not perfect isn't an issue.
    But this ends up being a good 8 hours or so a day averaged over a
    week.

    My eyes have gotten a little worse but not too much, 1.75 -> 2.50 on
    the contacts. I'm wondering if I should make the glasses prescription
    current, based on rumors that using old prescriptions can make eyes
    worse long term. Is there any truth to this?

    Thanks!
     
    Jessie Hamilton, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. Jessie Hamilton

    Otis Brown Guest

    (Jessie Hamilton) wrote in message
    Dear Jessie,

    The standard statement by medical people is that
    a lens has no effect on the refractive status of
    the eye.

    Therefore wearing or not-wearing glasses will
    have no effect.

    Wearing "under-prescription" will have no effect.

    If they are true to their theory, then that is the
    conclusion.

    Best,

    Otis
    Engineer

    *****
     
    Otis Brown, Feb 2, 2004
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