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

    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?

    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



    Otis Brown, Feb 2, 2004
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