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Dr. Axelrod,

It's me again dr. Axelrod. I have -1.25 grade in left eye and -0.5 in the right eye. Is it ok to use eye glasses with grade -0.5 in both lenses? Will it damage my eye if I continue using the eye glasses with that grade?

Thanks and happy new year.


Hi again Arjay,
It won't damage or change your eyes, only the vision out of the glasses will be blurry for the left eye but nothing other than that.  Some people don't like when the two eyes aren't synchronized but it isn't harmful other than a possible sense of eyestrain or headache but nothing permanent or damaging.
You have a nice new year as well
Mitch Axelrod,OD

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I'm happy to answer questions about eye exam findings and procedures, glasses and contact lens types/prescriptions/problems. I can also answer questions about general eye conditions/diseases. I do not answer questions concerning surgical techniques/procedures. Please state your age or within a small range when asking questions, as it is often important.


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