Glasses Don’t Fix Your Eyes

Occasionally, I notice a misunderstanding on the part of some members of the public. It is certainly not ubiquitous or even that common, but I hear about it frequently enough that I thought I would comment on it.

Wearing glasses does NOT typically change a person’s eyes. Some people believe that the purpose of glasses is to “correct” the eyes so that they will not need glasses in the future. Given that glasses use does not change a person’s eyes, this is an incorrect understanding.

So, we should wear glasses so that we can see, not in the hopes that we will someday not need them.