Pros and Cons of wearing glasses...

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by skarkada, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. skarkada

    skarkada Guest

    I am over 40 and don't wear any glasses. I can see fine and don't get
    any headaches. I noticed that lately my eyes strain when I try to read
    something closer than 1 foot. I read magazines, newspapers, and
    computer screen just fine.

    I recently got my eyes checked by an eye doctor (due to pressure from
    family members). I read all the letter fine in the test, but the doctor
    determined that (using a computerized machine) I have 0.75 power in
    both my eyes and recommended glasses.

    I bought a couple of pairs of glasses and there is no doubt that when I
    wear those glasses, I can read much clearly.

    Here is my question. If I start wearing glasses now, does my sight get
    worse? I am wondering whether reading without glasses gives my eyes
    enough exercise and slows it down from getting worse quickly.

    Thank you for your time.
    skarkada, Aug 13, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    You will get to profoundly contradictory answers. I would suggest
    understanding them as the "majority opinion" and the second-opinion.

    Skark> Here is my question. If I start wearing glasses now, does my
    sight get

    Otis> If you mean that your refractive STATE will adapt to that lens
    If you wear them all the time -- they will.

    Skark> I am wondering whether reading without glasses gives my eyes
    enough exercise and slows it down from getting worse quickly.

    Otis> The second-opinion suggestion would be to keep them off
    unless absolutly necessary.

    Just one man's opinion.

    otisbrown, Aug 13, 2006
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    Ace Guest

    You will need reading glasses if you want to see clearly from near. You
    probably needed readers since your late 30s but have been putting up
    with blur and eyestrain. Lots of people do that as they hate facing the
    Ace, Aug 13, 2006
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    A Lieberma Guest

    Please disregard Otis's postings. He is not in the medical profession and
    not in any position to give medical advice

    Thank you!

    A Lieberma, Aug 13, 2006
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    Ann Guest

    I doubt it. The 30s is very young for presbyopia. More like the late
    40s or early 50s.
    Ann, Aug 13, 2006
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    MykalCrooks Guest

    Welcome aboard Flight 40 to Presbyopia. I realized I was on the same trip
    one day when I was around 41 and completed a lot of close-in detail work
    with a fine paintbrush. Everything became increasingly blurry the more I
    worked. Couldn't figure out what was happening. I suppose now it was just my
    eyes trying to focus up close, but getting exhausted from the effort because
    the lenses just wouldn't accomodate anymore.

    About those first corrective lenses, I remember the first time I put on some
    OTC reading glasses. I was sitting at a bar and suddenly the grain in the
    wood had detail like I hadn't seen for quite a while.

    And about that idea of reading without glasses to give your eyes enough
    exercise: I "exercised" my eyes like that for over forty years straight. It
    didn't help.

    MykalCrooks, Aug 13, 2006
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    Ace Guest

    Yea its funny how many presbyopes go in a blur at near. Many actually
    need readers in their mid to late 30s but have enough accomodation to
    still somewhat see and read from near. Vainity and denial cause them to
    put off readers till they can no longer see worth squat from near. You
    mentioned you hadnt seen details in wood grain for a while, this means
    you had trouble seeing clear from near for years before you gave in and
    got readers.

    If I werent myopic, I would also get readers for any extended reading
    and possibily for eating meals where I need to see the details in my
    food. I dont tolerate any blur from near because all my life I had
    perfect near vision. I am used to blurry distance vision so am not
    picky there, most myopes arent either.
    Ace, Aug 13, 2006
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