Philip Walsh - Wearing Glasses Everyday

Publish Date
Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 3:25PM
By Philip Walsh

Once you start wearing your prescription glasses, you may find that your vision is much clearer and 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 often as you like.

Can wearing glasses all the time damage my vision?
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.

When should I not wear my glasses?
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.

For more information on the do’s and don’ts of wearing glasses talk to your local Specsavers optometrist or visit

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