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What will happen if I'm nearsighted and I don't wear my glasses?

Clinical consensus is that you will not develop more refractive error by not wearing your glasses to correct myopia.  However, it will be difficult to see far away and school or work performance could suffer.

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What is late adult onset myopia?
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Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Late adult onset means that the nearsightedness star...
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Is early adult-onset myopia related to astigmatism?
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Astigmatism is similar to myopia. It is another vision impairment that affects your ability to see t...
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What is the rate of incidence of youth onset myopia?
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The rate of occurrence of myopia in general (not just youth onset) has been increasing. In the past ...
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What is the rate of incidence of late adult onset myopia?
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Late adult onset myopia is diagnosed in people that are over 40 years of age. It is estimated that 2...
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