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Can I wear glasses all the time?

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Once you start wearing your prescription glasses, you may find that your vision is so much clearer that you want to wear them all the time. If you are comfortable, then there is absolutely no reason why you can't wear your glasses as much as you want. There are some myths surrounding this issue, as some people believe wearing glasses all the time will actually damage your eyes, making them worse when you take the glasses off. This is only a myth however, as glasses will not make your vision worse nor will it make your eyes dependent on the corrective lenses.

What is more likely to happen is that you will become more comfortable wearing prescription glasses because of the clearer vision they allow you. This means your day-to-day tasks and life will be easier with the added benefit of clear sight, and you won't want to remove them as you become somewhat psychologically dependent on having that improved eyesight all the time. Fortunately, if this is the case, wearing your glasses will do no harm. This is the case for all prescriptions, including glasses for long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism. There are a couple of points to note about times when you will need to remove your glasses out of necessity, or at least opt for a more appropriate corrective eyewear solution.

The first is for sleeping. For a start, you won't need to wear glasses to sleep, but be sure to remove them so as not to bend the frames or damage the lenses in bed. Also, while you can wear your prescription glasses outdoors, you may find you need a better solution when it comes to blocking UV rays and seeing clearly in bright sunshine. You can either invest in prescription sunglasses or look into reactions lenses, which change to work outdoors when they come in contact with sunlight.

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