So my eyesight is starting to go, things at a distance are starting to look blurry. I got a prescription for glasses and oh boy do they help.
Should I be wearing them all the time or should I just use them when I absolutely need them. I've been told by some people that wearing them all the time will weaken my eyes and I've been told by some people wearing them will strengthen them.
Do that, you are tiring out your eyes by not using glasses, and will actually worsen your eyesight. And glasses will help your eyes get a little better or at least stay the same, until you get old of course and things start fucking up
Or so my optometrician said when I first got glasses. I have gone 0,25 down in strength since I started using glasses fulltime when I was 17 (near-sightedness)
Not wearing your glasses will put stress on your eyes because they'll try to compensate whenever you do need to see something far away. That's why they always tell you that you shouldn't squint. Becomes a habit and can worsen your eyesight bit by bit.
wear them all the time unless you are sleeping or in the shower obviously.
Trust me, there was a time when i didnt want to adjust to my new prescription so i insisted on getting glasses made with my old script. I wore those for a year and totally fucked up my vision.
Yea wear them all the time except for close up shit like cooking or reading or computer shit.
I've been travelling for 3 months and lost my glasses right at the beginning. My eyesight is so much worse now it's pretty shit
Cert 4 Optical Assistant here OP, depending on the severity of your prescription you may need to wear them all the time. You optometrist should have advised you on this. Wearing your most recent prescription in corrective lenses is always recommended as the lens in your eyes and the muscles controlling it will attempt to accomodate for your poor vision when you are not wearing spectacles, potentially causing eye strain and headaches. If you dislike glasses most opticians will be able to fit you with contact lenses.
If you want any help interpreting your prescription post it and I will be happy to explain it to you.
>I've been told by some people that wearing them all the time will weaken my eyes
That implies not wearing glasses would strengthen your eyes, and if that was the case you'd have perfect eyesight now after spending your whole life without them. "Don't wear glasses otherwise you'll need glasses" is about as stupid as stupid comes. Your eyesight is deteriorating now, and that process isn't going to slow down or stop, only worsen. As you get older you'll need stronger glasses and you'll need to wear them more often because your eyes are getting worse, not because of some conspiracy big "big optic".
It's like saying putting your goldfish in water will get him addicted to water so it's better to put him in a litter tray and dry him out.
Well whole you're here can you give me any kind of yard equivalent for my prescription? I'm not OP. You know, like 20/20. My prescription is -5.75 and I pretty much can't see more than 12 inches in front of my face at age 20.