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neverawake's avatar

If I need to wear my glasses all the time but I will only wear them when I watch movies, will I eventually go blind?

Asked by neverawake (610points) February 12th, 2010

I went to the eye doctor the other day and he said I need to wear my new glasses everyday until I go to bed. I only wear them when I watch movies, and my eyesight has been getting a little worse each day. Will I eventually go blind for life if I continue this?

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limeaide's avatar

Why would you not where the glasses to improve your sight, ego? And no you shouldn’t go blind, from my understanding it’s not related.

AstroChuck's avatar

Ask the doctor this question. Of course it doesn’t sound like it matters what he says. You’re not going to follow his instructions anyway.

njnyjobs's avatar

whether you use you eyeglasses or not, your eyes will continually degenerate. . . whether it leads to blindness is all dependent on your health.

There is a disease associated with aging called Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.

AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes.

erichw1504's avatar

Get contacts if you don’t want to wear glasses. Glasses are for nerds anyway, right?

The_Idler's avatar

I didn’t wear my glasses for years and my eyes got better. I was 13–17 at the time though, so not really representative of general decay.

If you are that kind of age, expect your eyesight to fluctuate over time, until you are about 25, then it’s all downhill from there =D

Axemusica's avatar

I wore glasses as a child and when I got older I didn’t need them anymore. The last time I had an exam I had 20/20 in my right and 20/30 in my left. That was years ago though and I don’t really feel like there’s a difference, but I should probably go for a check up.

Just wear your glasses. I think glasses are sexy ;)

njnyjobs's avatar

@erichw1504 glasses are not only for nerds, they are for everybody who could use an aid to experience clear vision.

erichw1504's avatar

@njnyjobs I was being sarcastic.

njnyjobs's avatar

@erichw1504 I really couldn’t tell . . .. you failed to point out the sarcasm, IMHO.

erichw1504's avatar

@njnyjobs Sorry, forgot the ~

susanc's avatar

You’ll eventually go blind no matter what.

Berserker's avatar

Depending on the reason why the glasses are needed…but most weak eye problems aren’t related to things like Glaucoma which cause blindness if not treated. The glasses are supposed to help by bettering your vision, and if you don’t wear them when you should, your eyes might strain when trying to see better. This will cause accelerated fatigue and headaches, and can be dangerous on a long term basis.
You probably won’t go blind, but it will certainly play in advantage of decreasing the ocular functions faster than it should…maybe when you’re eighty you’ll be blind, but not now.

Still, just wear em. Who knows what kind of problems you might attract to yourself by pushing your eyesight too much. I’m not an optometrist. You very well could go blind.

Seek's avatar

If you’re still growing, expect your eyesight to change (get better, get worse, whatever) a little every year. Contrary to popular belief, your eyes do grow with you.

Then, when you’re all grown up, age takes over and your eyes will slowly degenerate anyway.

Just wear the damned glasses. It’s not worth failing your math class, just to not be a “four eyes”. I know that firsthand.

neverawake's avatar

@The_Idler maybe it will get better. i’m 16. so yeah, maybe it will fluctuate.

neverawake's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr yeah, starting today i’m going to wear them constantly until i go to bed at night

neverawake's avatar

@Symbeline thanks, i decided i will

thriftymaid's avatar

I was told to wear glasses all of the time when I was in my twenties. I didn’t like to wear them, and I didn’t. Many years later, I do not even need glasses. I believe there is something to the “becoming dependent” on them theory.

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