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I cannot see well out of my right eye; however, the vision in my left eye is fine. My sister told me that I should wear my glasses so that my left eye does not have to do all of the work. She believes that not wearing the glasses can cause eye problems. Should I wear my glasses on a regular basis even though I don’t think I need them? Can wearing glasses reduce my chances of getting glaucoma?

Wearing glasses that fully correct your refractive error in your right eye so that both eyes are strong may improve some aspects of your vision such as your depth perception and stereo acuity. Not wearing glasses to correct the vision in the right eye will not cause damage to the left eye from overwork, nor will wearing glasses affect your likelihood of developing glaucoma. It would be prudent for you to follow-up with your eye doctor concerning your vision questions.

Posted 20 Nov 2008

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