Well not to discourage you or anything but THIS is the first thing that you will experience if you don’t wear your prescription glasses.
We all have been living with this misconception in mind that it’s okay to not wear glasses if you do not have a high number. In some cases, youngsters feel that wearing glasses is uncool, hence, they try and avoid it. Although contact lenses can be used as an alternative, you can’t wear them all through the day and if you’re always in a hurry – contacts are totally out of the question. So are you still going to say NO to eyeglass and put your eyes at risk only because people tease you? Your answer should be no, always put your health ahead of anything else. Today we’re going to talk about why and how important it is to wear your prescription glasses every day and at all times and what could be the consequences if you didn’t. Wearing your glasses can help maintain healthy vision so it’s best not to avoid it. The month of May is considered Healthy Vision Month and maintaining healthy vision is only possible if you take good care of your eyes. So let’s dedicate this month and the months to come towards keeping our eyes healthy, with the first step being wearing our glasses regularly.
Not wearing your prescription glasses as suggested may lead to the following issues:
Frequent Headaches And Fatigue
If you experience frequent headaches and fatigue, take it as a sign that you need glasses. And if you’re already aware of this or you’ve been asked to wear prescription glasses but prefer not to, it poses an interruption to daily life. We’ve all been there and have all done this but it’s not healthy. If you go about your daily life without your glasses, chances are that you might bump into or trip over things, be unable to see far away, up close, or might even have trouble reading. Less obvious warning signs vary by age. As a matter of fact, your headaches might get even worse and we don’t want you or your eyes to suffer.
Incomplete Eye Development
The development of your eyes depends on whether or not you wear glasses, let us explain that a little. When you put on your glasses, you ensure that your retina receives a clear image. This helps in promoting healthy eye development. On the other hand, when we do not wear our glasses, especially the youngsters, it can put a halt to healthy eye development and may even aggravate existing eye problems. Wearing prescription eyeglasses is crucial since it can help in maintaining your vision and also boost normal eye development.
Increased Risk Of Injury
There’s an increased risk of injury when we don’t wear our glasses despite being asked to do so a million times. To understand that, imagine yourself in this situation. You pick up your car keys and head out to meet someone but your vision is a bit hazy. You ignore it and get into the car. You hit start and you’re all set to drive away. The moment you hit the road – you realize that due to that hazy vision you’re unable to see anything ahead of you. Your heart’s racing and you don’t know what to do. This situation is twice as scary as it seems while you’re reading this. Almost 90 percent of a person’s reaction ability while driving relies on sight. And when someone gets behind the wheel without wearing glasses, they put themselves and others at a greater risk of injury. In the case of children, they may experience injuries while playing that could easily have been avoided had you urged them to put on their glasses.
Worsen Your Vision Over Time
A common myth that we’ve all read and believed is that forcing your eyes to focus without any assistance will toughen the muscles around the eyeball and keep refractive errors from developing rapidly. But this is not true. Doing so can lead to eye strain and fatigue in adults and not only that it can also worsen refractive errors, mainly myopia, in children. Glasses adjust for the lenses inside your eyes, adding a level of refraction to improve the image that’s processed by your brain.
Our purpose here isn’t to promote eyeglasses but to make you aware of what can happen if you don’t wear them regularly. While there are many theories that say eyeglasses weaken the eyes, there are an equal amount of facts that state how untrue this is. When it comes to your eye health, it’s best to leave it to the experts to decide. People aren’t doctors and neither have they specialized in this field so stop believing rumors and do what’s right for your eyes. If your vision is blurry today, you don’t know what it will be like months from now if you stop wearing your glasses. Your prescription may even increase and that’s an unpleasant situation you don’t want to invite.
So, do get your eyes checked as and when your doctor or optometrist asks you to, wear your glasses every day and do not overstrain them, treat them just as you want to be treated, that is, with love and care.