Q. If I do not wear spectacles for an hour,will it increase my eye power?

Answered by
Dr. Dada Peer K
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 17, 2014 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello Doctor,

If I do not wear spectacles for an hour everyday, will it increase my eye power or damage my eyes?



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I reviewed your history.

  • Ideally speaking spectacles should be worn always.
  • However, not wearing spectacles for one hour will not cause much increase in eye power. Hence no need to worry.
  • But make sure you do not forget to wear your spectacles and do not strain your eyes hereafter. 
  • Usually the refractive error increases till 21 years of age and after this it will not increase as the growth of eye ball stops by 21 years.

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