Dangers of Not Wearing Glasses
You need to see properly when you are driving, working, doing anything at all. If you’re not wearing your glasses at work your job performance will suffer. If you’re not wearing them while driving you are putting yourself and everyone else in danger. Children may not put on their glasses for fear of being bullied. If kids aren’t wearing glasses at school their grades will suffer. It is important to wear your glasses because it can affect your grades and classroom participation performance. If you can’t read your book or the board you don’t know what is going on.
Consider this next time when you don’t want to wear your glasses: whom are you putting into danger by not putting them on? For instance, do you drive? If you drive and you don’t wear your glasses and can’t see, you are putting everyone else on the road at risk as well as yourself. If you need glasses to drive and you don’t put them on, you could cause a serious accident where people are injured, or worse, killed.
Health Effects of Not Wearing Glasses
A health effect of not wearing glasses when you should is added eyestrain. Eyestrain or asthenopiaoccurs because you need to work harder to read something or to focus, which can lead to headaches, tired eyes, double vision, and blurry vision. If you don’t want to feel the onset of eyestrain you should wear your glasses.
Wearing eyeglasses does not hurt your vision over time. Eyeglasses are a means of letting you see clearly, whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. They are just tools that allow objects, people, and words to come into focus. However, for people such as children with crossed eyes (strabismus) or lazy eye (amblyopia), glasses are meant to be worn temporarily and are meant to fix the issue by either straightening the eye or by improving their vision. People with these kinds of eye problems will have permanent damage to their vision, if these special glasses are not worn.