The Myth of Eyeglasses & How They Hinder Your Eyesight

Folks with less than perfect vision often need to visit the optometrist, get a prescription, and order their eyeglasses. A few weeks and a few hundred dollars later, they can “see again” with the help of their stylish new glasses.

Many people even think they can see “as good as new” with the help of their new frames.

This is a myth, as glasses are a temporary way to get from point a to point b; they are not a destination.

Wait… Eyeglasses Are a Myth?The Myth of Eyeglasses & How They Hinder Your Eyesight

In many ways, yes. Though glasses don’t actually help you to see better in the long run, when you put them on they do help you to see things you wouldn’t normally be able to see.

You may think that by wearing glasses you are helping to improve your vision but the truth is that when you are wearing glasses you are only able to improve your vision in the moment that you are wearing them!

Most folks don’t question the idea that glasses are the best choice if you are having vision problems as they are reliable and accepted.

Let’s talk about why glasses aren’t necessarily the best choice if you have eyesight problems and what other options you may have.

Adjusting Your Eyes to a New Prescription

If you’ve been diagnosed with vision problems, you’ve likely been prescribed eyeglasses.

Maybe you’re wondering this: what, exactly, happens when you slip on your new frames?

Let’s take a brief look behind your lenses. Glasses are made to correct your refractive error. They aren’t a match made in heaven with your eyes as your eyesight is always moving (eyes are the most used muscle in the body!) and glasses make up for your refractive error in an unmoving and static way.

This is worsened by the fact that the time when you received your prescription actually impacts your prescription. If it was nighttime when you visited your doctor, your glasses will be prescribed for eyes that are adjusting to low-light conditions and vice versa.

Ever had to break in a new pair of glasses and they felt funny or not quite right for a few days?

That’s your eyes adjusting to the inflexibility of prescribed lenses. Your vision actually gets damaged a bit as your eyes “break in”… yikes, right?

Alternatives to Eyeglasses

Luckily, you have choices other than forcing your eyes to break into glasses or undergoing the expense and potential complications of LASIK surgery. Our vitamins offer some natural alternatives that you may want to explore.

The RYV Ocu-Plus Formula combines 17 of the most essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for eye health. By changing a few little things in your life, like your diet, and incorporating eye vitamins into your daily routine, you can really do wonders to improve your vision naturally.

If glasses that force your eyes to weaken in order to work or surgery are the only ways most folks know of to see more clearly, it’s time we start thinking, and seeing, outside of the conventional box!

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About the Author

Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics with the dreams of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he and his brother decided to start Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent over a decade studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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8 responses to “The Myth of Eyeglasses & How They Hinder Your Eyesight”

  1. Eddison says:

    like your self i have been a glasses user and i can confirm that they take more than they give. I have been using pinhole glasses for some years and my eyes has significantly improved. Pinholes are a natural alternative to regular glasses. I would like to hear your comments on the use of pinhole glasses.

    • Tyler Sorensen says:

      We don’t use pinhole glasses, but we have heard of some individuals who experienced success with them.

  2. olivia Voltaire says:

    Yes,I read this salivating waiting to find out what to do?

  3. francine says:

    do polarized glasses help night driving specially glare from car lights

  4. John says:

    I seriously doubt a supplement like you are selling is going to prevent one from needing glasses. I worked in the natural supplement industry and they often promise more than they deliver.

  5. florence says:

    mine is a case of blurred vision . in your post you made mention of diet , could you please talk a little more an the right type of diet?

  6. Teri says:

    I don’t have excellent eyesight by any stretch.
    But like you said eyeglasses are a crude fix.
    A one point in my life I ended up with some
    Eyeglasses thanks to a less than ethical eye
    Doctor. I could see am eagle sitting in a tree
    2 km away but would get vertigo trying to walk
    or work In the forest. Apparently I soon lost
    them and I went back to normal life and
    vision… Whatever that is!
    Eyes are way more than a chart on a wall.

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