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 I want to stop wearing glasses...but I don't want contacts. Eye strengthening exercises?
I am wanting some exercises that strengthen my eyesight. I can't see a thing that is beyond like, 1 1/2 feet away!!! >=l What are some exercises that can strengthen my eyesight so I won'...

 Are contacts comfortable?
Do contacts hurt when you put them in and can you feel them while they are in your eyes?...

 extended eye contact !!!!?
theres this guy who i like
and i was wondering if he liked me too
because one day last week we have a short yet sweet conversation
after saying good bye because he was going on ...

 What to know a bit about contact lenses?
I'm thinking on getting the monthly ones. I phoned up Specsavers and they said it would cost £20 for a consultation.

What do they feel like?
Would i be able to get my contacts ...

 I know I need an eye exam but I am scared?
What happens at one and how can I tell my mum that we should make an appointment. I have not only never been but recently I have found my vision to be weaker than i had previously noticed and I do ...

 Would your eyes drop out if you kept them open while sneezing?

 color contacts?
wow this is probably like..the billionth question about colored contact lenses today..so sorry for that lol. ok so i have a prescription and i wear normal contact lens. my eye doctor/contact lens ...

 I just got contacts. My eye doctor said I have minor astigmatism, but gave me soft contact lenses.?
My lenses are the kind you throw out after 2 weeks. This is my 5th day wearing contacts. I feel like they've worsened my vision when looking at things up close, a problem I never had before. A...

 I dropped my contacts, are they okay to still use?
I dropped my contacts on my bedroom floor after putting them away, one I found right away and the other I found dried hard and folded against the floor. I cleaned both very well and they currently ...

 Need some information about contact lens?
I am thinking to try contacts for first time.

how long can I use one pair?
what are the 1 day, 2 week , 6 month lenses?
how much does it cost?
does it hurt a lot?
Is ...

 can you get a bug bite inside your eye?
my sister has a bump and it itches...what else would it ...

 Should eye drops be used just for taking care of your Eyes?
I dont have dry eyes/eye problems or anything, I have healthy eyes and id like to keep i that way, only sometimes when im infront of the computer too long it gets a bit red, so id thought id get some ...

 Dont want glasses !!!!!!?
Ok so i was at school and i sit in the way back so i cant see the board. So my teacher saw me squinting and moved me to the front and sent me to the nurse to have my eyes checked. I didnt do to well ...

 When looking in to a mirror, why do our eyes seem to stay in 1 place?
Like if you are looking straight into a mirror, and then turn your head, your eyes stay in one place.
Why is this?...

 contacts fo eyes??????????
im far sided and i got contacts.

Is it ok to wear the contacts for near things? like reading a book
will this mess up my close vision too?...

 if you have 20 25 vision would you still need glasses?

 Can you fix glasses on your own? ?
i'm meaning like if they are like about to break off or pieces will fall off like the ear guard and if the lens or both lenses don't stay.
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 Will your eyesight get worse if you don't wear glasses for a month?
I recently lost my glasses and made a appointment with my eye doc. I will receive my glasses no sooner than a month it may take longer for some odd reason. Anyway, during that month will my eyesight ...

 Has anyone bought eye glasses at costco?
I lost my glasses and went today to the optometrist and since I have no vision insurance are they more or less expensive than at your eye doctor?...

 Too young for contacts?
Im 13 8th grade, 14 this year 9th grade this year, anyways i've been wearing glasses since 7th grade and i really want contacts! I think taht my glasses are really annoying and my grandma says ...

James P
20/40 Vision.. do I need glasses?
As the title says, I have 20/40 vision. The schools nurse has always recommended that I get a pair of glasses, but I've held off on getting them. For all my life, I've believed that my natural eye sight would get worse if I became accustomed to glasses. Though, recently, I've heard that not wearing glasses/contacts when you don't have 20/20 will accelerate the rate at which your eye sight degrades over time.

So.. which is true?

1) Wearing glasses will give you 20/20 when they're on, but your natural, unaided sight will be diminished. You can choose to keep your natural eye sight over having a further disabling-crutch.

2) Wearing glasses will not have a deteriorating effect on your natural eyesight, and should be worn as soon as possible to prevent further degradation of your unaided sight.

Thanks to all in advance!

Michael Brannon
20/40 vision simply means you see at 20 feet what most people see at 40. I would say yes you do need glasses because your eyesight will deteriorate over time. When you can't quite see something, you squint your eye. Why is that? It's because you're bending the lens in your eye (by squeezing it) which adjust the focus, similar to adjusting a camera or a telescope lens. Now the more times you squeeze that lens, the more wear and tear you put on it. Hence you have to squint harder over the years.

In short, yea you probably should look into getting some glasses or contacts. heck with the advances in laser eye surgery maybe look into that to depending on how badly the eyesight starts to effect you.

T Mr
If you are planning on driving - get the glasses!!


Not wearing contacts or glasses can strain your eyes when trying to look at the board or anything far away really. Straining only makes them worse

You should see a optometrist for a better assessment of your vision. For the most part, you don't need glasses for 20/40 vision. If you have no problems reading the board in school without having to sit up front, you should be ok. The requirement for driving is 20/40. If you pass the DMV vision test, then you wouldn't need glasses for driving.

Meanwhile, you should get your eyes check annually. This way you'd know if your eyes are going worst or not.

john e
Some people with 20/40 don't need glasses. Glasses won't help every person.
Have you ever thought of going to an optometrist? Is it possible that an optometrist could know more than a school nurse?

We learn blurry vision behaviors as an incorrect response to stressfull situations. Strain does not just happen to us. Many people strain their eyesight because they think it will improve it. Strain may give us brief clarity but always gives us longer term blurr. Many people with blurry vision strain their eyes in an effort to improve their vision and always make it worse. Some people with blurry vision relax their eyes and improve their eyesight.

Artificial corrections(glasses, contacts, surgery) don't take away eyestrain, they only change it to a less painful form and so they most often lead to blurrier and blurrier unaided eyesight.

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