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Can contact lenses prevent nearsightedness from getting worse?

Some people have been led to believe that wearing contact lenses will permanently correct nearsightedness so that eventually they won’t need either contacts or eyeglasses.
There is no evidence that wearing contact lenses produces a permanent improvement in vision or prevents nearsightedness from getting worse.

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