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By the way, doctor: Will wearing glasses make my eyesight worse?

Q. I am starting to have trouble reading. But I have heard that wearing glasses to help me read will make my eyesight worse. Is that true?

A. This is a common question. Many people believe that glasses can make eyesight worse, but that's more myth than reality.

Many of us start to have trouble reading in our mid-40s. The condition is called presbyopia (pronounced prez-bee-OH-pee-ah), and it is the natural loss of the focusing ability of the lens of the eye.

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