When it comes to your eyes, you should take care of them. But do glasses make your eyesight worse? It is important to know the answer before you begin wearing glasses. Glasses come in different prescriptions and can affect your eye health if not taken into consideration. You want to be careful about how much power they are adding because too much power will lead to over-correcting which will cause more problems later on.
The benefits of wearing eyeglasses.
Eyeglasses can help you if you suffer from blurry vision or double vision. They will allow your eyes to focus better and give you a clearer picture of what's in front of you. It is common for people who have been wearing glasses since they were children to lose their need for them as adults. Wearing glasses as an adult can still be beneficial and improve your eyesight even if you don't need them.
Eyeglasses can also help people with certain eye muscles problems such as eye crossing or wandering which is known as strabismus; both of these conditions make it difficult for the person to focus their eyes. Wearing glasses will help relieve some of this discomfort so the person can see more clearly.
If you feel like your glasses aren't doing as good of a job as they used to, talk to your eye doctor about some changes that could be made such as adjusting the prescription. Sometimes we get used to our glasses and do not realize how much better we could see with them on!
The problems you will face with glasses.
Having the wrong prescription will make it difficult to see and can cause your eyes to strain which could lead to other problems such as headaches and sore eyes. If you feel like you constantly have to squint or lean into things that are close; then your lenses may need a higher prescription.
If you go too long without getting a new prescription, you may experience a change in your eye health. For example, if you have been having blurry vision and your doctor puts a +1 for you to wear, but after two weeks the blurriness comes back; then it is probably time for an additional increase or possibly even a different lens strength.
Your eyesight will change constantly so it might be necessary to get an updated prescription at least every two years. If you are experiencing eye health problems such as frequent headaches, dry eyes, or vision loss then your doctor may suggest more frequent visits.
How to avoid worsening your eyesight with glasses.
- - The first step to avoiding worsening your eyesight with glasses is to take care of your vision by wearing glasses or contact lenses as prescribed by an eye doctor.
- - When not wearing contacts, wear sunglasses and a hat when outside for more than 20 minutes.
- - Wear blue light blocking lenses inside if you work in front of a computer all-day.
Different types of lenses and how they affect your vision
- - The most common type of lens is a single-vision lens, which corrects one eye's vision.
- - Multifocal lenses are the next step up and help with both nearsightedness and farsightedness.
- - Bifocals are another option for those who have trouble seeing things at close range as well as long distances.
- - Progressives are designed to keep your eyes from having to focus too much on anything in particular - they're good for people with astigmatism or other types of vision problems that require more than just regular eyeglasses correction.
- - Transitions(Photochromic) lenses automatically darken when exposed to bright light so you can see better outside during the daytime hours without squinting or turning away from the sun.
We hope that this blog post has helped you understand how important it is to take care of your eyes. The key to choosing the right lens for your eye health is in understanding what each type of lens can do for you. Let us know if you have any questions about how these lenses work or which one might be best suited for your needs!