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

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Dr. Dadapeer. K

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 17, 2014
Reviewed AtOctober 6, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello Doctor,

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

Answered by Dr. Dadapeer. K


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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Dr. Dadapeer. K
Dr. Dadapeer. K

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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