We work on computers all day; our eyes, aside from the occasional soreness, don't seem to get tired. And after work and especially at night, we play video games or watch videos on our phones and feel relaxed for the whole night. Yet, it seems that the eyes are always extra excited at night and don't want to rest. So day after day, do you ever care about your eyesight?
We always hear:
Adults seem concerned about eyes but don't care about theirs.
Because we always think that our vision will not change when we become adults, even if our vision becomes blurry, we just think that it is time to change our glasses after using them for a long time. How long has it been since you had your eyesight checked? With so much vision science for children and teens, it's time to break the "vision rumors" of adults!
Not really. In general, eye prescription tends to stabilize in adulthood. (Tend to be stable does not mean relatively stable!) But in our modern life, computers and cell phones are inseparable from us; some people even spend their time resting on their phones; their bodies are rested, but their eyes are not. So, cannot get a rest for the eyes, how can not tired? So, what are the causes that affect the eye prescription in adulthood?
When we stare at electronic devices for a long time, our attention is highly focused on the closed and narrow electronic screen; blinking frequency becomes lower, rest time becomes less, and easy to cause eye fatigue. Over time, this will still lead to eye vision loss and other eye problems, and eye prescriptions will increase.
In addition to simple overuse of the eyes, people with pathological myopia will also see their eye prescription increase in adulthood. Pathological myopia is a retinal degenerative disease.
The patients often have a refractive error greater than 600 degrees and a progressive elongation of the eye axis. They have retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal thinning, retinal pigment epithelial atrophy, choroidal neovascularization, and subretinal hemorrhage can also be seen in the fundus of the eye. Pathological myopia is usually caused by genetics, continues to develop even in adulthood, and does not stabilize with age. If myopia multiplies in adulthood, it is recommended that a fundus examination be performed at an eye hospital to avoid the development of fundus pathology.
A pair of authentic diopter eyeglasses can make people with myopia slow down the increase in myopia; on the contrary, a pair of inaccurate eyeglasses, too low prescription, will not achieve the purpose of correcting vision. On the other hand, too high of it will cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms, making the eyes deepen, so be sure to wear accurate glasses.
For adults who use their eyes intensely, if you haven't had your vision checked in years, it's advisable to get it checked immediately and get a new pair of glasses!
In addition, as a myopic patient, long-term wearing glasses for daily use is the way to protect the eyes; do not think that "eyeglasses will make our eye prescription deepen faster"!