What do you experience when your vision is NOT corrected?
- Fatigue, and even
- Eye rubbing
Long term effects of NOT wearing your glasses:
As glasses help to correct your vision and give you clear vision, not wearing your glasses may lead to poor or abnormal development of the eyes. This is especially true for the kids, who may eventually develop lazy eye or other binocular vision problems, and therefore hinder with their school performance.
Additionally, uncorrected or blur vision may increase the risk for accidents. These range from the relatively minor incidents of tripping over objects to the more serious cases such as road accidents as the reaction time is affected.
Will my vision deteriorate because I rely on my glasses too often?
Definitely not! Other than providing the eyes with clear vision, glasses with the correct, up-to-date prescription can help to reduce the frequency of eye strain or other symptoms as mentioned earlier, allowing you to complete your daily tasks with much ease. Because of that, your eyes will not be very happy if it is “given” blur vision again and hence, the misconception that our vision will deteriorate if we wear glasses too often. Any discomfort felt after you removed your glasses is probably due to the eyes working very hard again to see clearly in the absence of the glasses.
How to care for your glasses
Proper cleaning is important to provide the best vision quality delivered to you, and to ensure that the lenses last longer. Simply follow these steps to care for your glasses:
- Always use a microfiber cloth to clean your lenses.
- If there are a lot of dust or dirt particles on the lenses, use a lens spray and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth to prevent scratching the lenses. Alternatively, you may also use a moist lens wipe to clean the lenses.
- For weekly maintenance, rinse your glasses under tap water and wash it with mild/gentle soap. Remember to dry your glasses after wash.
- When not in use, keep your glasses in a hard case away from direct sunlight or high temperature. Ensure that the size of the casing is big enough for your glasses to avoid damaging it.