Prescription glasses are specially designed to help you see better. And that being said, you should always wear your glasses while doing important tasks such as, reading, driving, working etc. However, many people with shortsightedness avoid wearing their prescription glasses. Despite the reasoning behind that, not wearing the glasses when you need them, can have serious serious effects in the long term. Here are some of the implications of not wearing your glasses:
Worsens Vision Over Time
Glasses simply help to improve vision, and if you do not wear them, it may cause your vision to grow worse. Long term effects may include incomplete development of your eyes. Getting a very clear image to your retina helps your eyes to grow properly, so when eyesight isn’t very clear, it keeps your eyes from growing as they should be.
Contributes To Eye Strain
This is one of the major side effects of not wearing prescription glasses. It may contribute to fatigue, headaches and eye strain. Although this does not damage your vision permanently, yet it can be extremely uncomfortable. Also spending several hours in front of the television, or working in poor light without wearing glasses can tire your eyes.
Develops Lazy Eye
In case of near-sightedness difficulty seeing far away, the eyes are too strong and they just focus on objects that are very close. It is extremely imperative to wear prescription glasses for this vision to avoid developing lazy eyes, which can easily occur if you do not wear corrective glasses.
Causes Eye Pain
In case of far-sightedness- difficulty seeing very close, the eyes have to work extremely hard to focus on objects which are near, and if you do not wear glasses, it may result in eye pain, fatigue and other long term effects.
So it is extremely indispensable to wear your prescription glasses to keep your eyes strong, healthy and in a good working condition.