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Is it okay to wear other people's eyeglasses?

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My vision is getting blurry now and when I tried to wear my aunt's eyeglasses, surprisingly my vision got clearer.

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asked Aug 3, 2017 in Health by Melissa Hartman

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Wearing other people's glasses will not harm your eyes, but consider this:
1. You do not really know why your vision is getting blurry. There could be reasons other than spectacle power, so you should still get your eyes checked out to avoid delayed treatment of eye conditions
2. Even if your aunt's glasses make your vision clearer, it is all a bit of a hit and miss. For young people, overpowered shortsighted glasses (overminusing) often make vision seem clearer, but the strain on the ciliary muscles to constantly accommodate could cause brow aches and intermittent blurring.

So all in all, it is not advisable to wear other people's glasses, except in situations where there are no other choices and for limited periods of time only.
answered Aug 3, 2017 by Por Yong Ming
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Eyeglasses in general are meant to direct light to hit your retina properly. Other people tend to have different eyes with different lengths so their glasses will rarely do what glasses should do ideally, but glasses never help you actually improve the underlying condition that leads you to seek correction. I am not a doctor but I am favorable to people using as minimally strengthed glasses as possible if at all (while of course following all laws), and learning how to address the cause of the blur which typically is strain of eyes, insufficient outdoor time, or some psychological issue that results in dysfunctional vision.
answered Aug 3, 2017 by David Shlomo Hestrin

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