Suddenly you realize that seeing a blackboard or a TV from a distance is not as clear as it was before and there is a slight blurriness in your vision, but you didn’t take it seriously and thought wearing eyeglasses wasn’t necessary.
Will it worsen your eyesight even more? Well, of course it will, but only if you are wearing a prescribed one; otherwise wearing a spectacle that doesn’t fit your type of refractive error damages your eyes to a greater extent than if you weren’t wearing any spectacle all together. Therefore always make sure you schedule a meeting with an optometrist and get a prescribed spectacle.
What are the Negative Implications of NOT Wearing Prescribed Eyeglasses?
1. Greater Degree of Stress on Eyes
Prescribed spectacles work as a tool to pass the right amount of light in the right way towards your cornea inside your eye which helps in eliminating blurriness and improves clarity. If vision problem is not taken seriously and you decide to NOT wear a spectacle then your cornea would have to work harder as the amount of light required is not reaching which is why many people and kids with eyesight problem are seen squinting.
Especially when you are farsighted and you don’t wear prescribed reading glasses then the consequence are frequent headaches and eye fatigue that further leads to lack of focus and peevish behavior.
2. Abnormally Develops Your Eyes
People especially children that see a substantial vision problem but do not wear prescribed spectacles will deal with many problems in later stages. One of the negative effects would be reading problem. When your eyes are not fully developed (immature), prolonged periods of blurry vision while reading results in learning and reading disabilities at later stages when your eyes becomes mature.
In worst case scenario, reading problem such as jumbled up letters and alphabets would cause discomfort for you in the long run if in short run corrective actions for your vision are not taken.
Furthermore, your eyes are misdiagnosed and so lazy eye may be developed along with headaches and fatigue. This may also affect your assessing ability too because not only is the core vision but also peripheral vision damaged which may hold you back in a lot of activities.
3. Injuries may Occur Frequently
As we have mentioned above that without spectacles your assessing ability may be damaged, which is a case of a very poor vision therefore, during sports you may not asses the objects coming your way, e.g. a cricket ball and it may hit your face; this would result in bad injuries
Peripheral vision also plays an important role in sports as it is a vision that helps you to see things on your both sides when you are looking straight. Poor peripheral vision means that your reflexes are weak therefore, any object coming your way from the left or right side may not be assessed from a distance and it may hit you leading to injuries.