McLeish Optometrists do not necessarily agree with all of the following text, but we did repost it, so we must agree with some of it!
3 Things You Should Never Say To Your Optician
by LOUISE on SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 · LEAVE A COMMENT
Opticians hear all sorts on a daily basis but here is the 3 most common phrases we hear and let’s just say they are not our favourite things to hear!
1. “It just happened”: things don’t just happen!! Glasses don’t just break on there own, someone or something has to happen to them in order for them to break!!!
2. “I don’t wear my glasses because I don’t want to get used to them and have to wear them all the time”: Your eyesight will NOT get any worse if you wear your glasses, you have been given glasses for a reason, hence you need to wear them.
3. ” I slept in my contact lenses and now I can’t get them out of my eyes”: So what did you think was going to happen? There is a reason you can’t sleep in certain contact lenses.
Rant over! In all seriousness if you do have a question no matter how silly you think it is do ask us, we are here to help!
All I would disagree with is “Hence you need to wear them” – I would personally advise that you should wear the spectacles as much or as little as you feel you need, or want to. Your eyes won’t get worse if you do or you don’t- it might feel that they do, but that is because you are getting used to seeing better!! So the choice is up to you. (Except in children, who may be perfectly happily developing a lazy eye when not wearing their specs!!) It IS different for children under 7 to 10 years of age.