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Will using glasses or contacts weaken my eyesight and make my eyes dependent on these tools?

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Your eyes will not grow weaker as a result of using corrective lenses. Your prescription may change over time because of aging or the presence of disease, but it is not because of your current prescription.

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J. , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

Prevent Blindness America: "Common Eye Myths."

MedlinePlus: "Vision Problems."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J. , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

Prevent Blindness America: "Common Eye Myths."

MedlinePlus: "Vision Problems."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 10, 2017

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