A common misconception about wearing eyeglasses is that they can weaken the eyes. It is one reason why some people avoid wearing them, believing that they help preserve their vision. This is, of course, not true. However, it’s also important to understand that eyeglasses, particularly the traditional ones, will not solve the cause of nearsightedness.
Eyeglasses simply assist in correcting vision for those who are myopic or nearsighted, where the vision disorder is caused by refractive errors. Specialised treatment can help people with that suffer, especially children. This treatment is important to ensure that it does not progress as they get older.