Myth 1

"Glasses might make my child's vision worse or give them a lazy eye"

A young child wearing spectacles

Farah GatradFarah says:

"Wearing glasses does not make your eyes ‘weak,’ or ‘dependent’ on glasses. In most cases, glasses will actually help to relieve strain on the eyes and to relax the eye muscles.

Wearing glasses as prescribed can help our sight to develop normally and achieve its full potential. Recent evidence has shown that under correction of certain types of prescription can in fact accelerate a deterioration.

You should always encourage your child to wear their glasses as instructed by your optometrist."